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That's What She Said MCR: The best writing by women ft. Leanne Moden

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"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!

Following our sold-out debut run at Edinburgh Fringe and our International Women's Day special at the Royal Albert Hall, our fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word showcase now takes place monthly at legendary queer haven Tribeca.

Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

LINE-UP FOR THURSDAY 3rd MAY 2018

LEANNE MODEN

Leanne Moden is a poet and performer from Nottingham. She’s performed at Bestival, the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the Fourth Wave Feminist Festival in Hackney Downs, Trinity College Cambridge, and the Whitworth Museum in Manchester. She’s also done sets at WOMAD, the Edinburgh Fringe, and the Nottingham Poetry Festival. Leanne has been a slam finalist at Hammer and Tongue, Poetry Rivals, the Camden Roundhouse Slam, the Superheroes of Slam, and the Anti-Slam. She’s a founding member of the ‘28 Sonnets Later’ poetry collective, and a member of the DIY Poets in Nottingham. Leanne was Fenland Poet Laureate in 2013, and her most recent pamphlet, ‘Liaisons’, was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press.

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RUTHIE ADAMSON

Cisgender, queer and disabled from birth, but old is the new black. Ruthie Adamson is Liverpool's lopsided, literary lesbian, previously featured at festivals including disability arts festival DaDaFest, Liverpool Mental Health Festival, Threshold Festival, and Liverpool's LQBTQIA+ Homotopia Festival. Her poems address sensitive subjects while remaining thought-provoking and positive. Famous fans include the UK queer community's performer David Hoyle, Tom's Diner singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega and legendary Liverpool Poet Brian Patten. She's not famous herself - she says - or even infamous, but shes working on being both.

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ELISE HADGRAFT

Sick of being artistically ripped off and relegated to the role of 'feminist poet girlfriend', corporationpop emerged from Northern poet Elise Hadgraft's late night drinking sessions in a suburban, Stockport kitchen. An innovator of 21st Century beat poetry, she blends female-centric narrarives with catchy synthpop beats, and has been described as everything from a "sardonic electro-poet" to "The Human League meets Sylvia Plath". With her demo EP gaining BBC Radio 6 airplay and a forthcoming EP 'Meet Me By The Viaduct' lined up for an April release through iconic Odd Box Records, it's all going pretty well for a lass from the wrong side of the Pennines.
First Stockport, then the world.

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OPEN MIC: Ally Condron, Steph Lonsdale, Laura Bagnall, Roz Weaver, Sarah Cordery
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All for only £5adv - so get your tickets now!

WHAT THEY SAY...

"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'

I was blown away. I left feeling inspired, with renewed confidence in my own abilities, and almost missed my tube stop on the way home trying to write down scraps of poetry and prose.

Not only is That's What She Said a great place to see talented literary performers, for everyone and not just women, but it provides a space for women to shout and scream their anger, their frustrations, their desires; a space without censorship, without objectification and without the dreaded “it must be her time of the month” quip. I think For Books’ Sake is doing some really important work." (Recent review of one of our London shows)

Can't make it? We'll be back on 7th June, and 5th July (line-ups and ticket links for those shows available soon). Want to get involved? Send us an email to hello@forbookssake.net and we'll see what we can do!

For more on For Books' Sake and That's What She Said, come and see us at www.forbookssake.net, or follow @forbookssake on Twitter on Instagram. See you soon! xoxo

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