That’s What She Said LDN – feat. Josa Keyes

By on September 19, 2019

“The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) that was called “feminism at its ruthless best” by Blouinart returns to The Book Club in Shoreditch after a summer break at Edinburgh Fringe!

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


Line-Up for Wednesday 25th September

Josa Keyes
Josa Keyes (@JosaKeyes), formerly known as Josa Young, is a writer whose creative career has spanned anything that would win the bread for her three children, from journalism to copy writing, complaints procedures to car websites. Somehow, she’s also managed to produce and perform poetry, write short stories and two published novels. Her second, Sail upon the Land, was long listed for a Historical Novel Society award. She read English Literature at Cambridge University, and is currently studying for a Master’s in Creative Writing at Brunel University London.

Amy Acre (@copyslut) is the author of two pamphlets: And They Are Covered in Gold Light (Bad Betty) and Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (flipped eye) – a PBS Pamphlet Choice and a Poetry School Book of 2015. Her poem, ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize. Amy runs Bad Betty Press with Jake Wild Hall. She co-edited mental health anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom (Bad Betty) and the Anti-Hate Anthology (Spoken Word London). She’s performed at Latitude, Southbank and the Houses of Parliament, on BBC Radio and in forests, schools and opera houses.

Sophie Shepherd (@sophherdpoetry) is a poet who is currently studying Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway. She likes to write about the lesser known societal and political intricacies of commuters on scooters, bowl cuts and roast dinners. She recently performed at the Off the Shelf Literary Festival, had her poems published in the New River Press Yearbook and had her audio poem installed at the Roundhouse as part of their Listening Window Project. She is also a member of the Crested Tit Collective, a group of experimental writers, whose pamphlets are currently on display in the National Poetry Library and Senate House.

Phoebe Eccles @phoebeeccs) is a writer from Hackney, London. Her poems and stories have appeared in Strix, SOFT EIS, and Ambit, among other publications. She is also the creator and editor of a literary magazine called Algae, launching in September 2019. Most of her spoken word and stand up is about grief.

Ellen Patterson is a Scottish actor, notable roles include Girl Code Theatre’s award-winning piece ‘Coming Home With Me,’ at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe earlier this year. She can also be seen in ‘Christmas in the Highlands’ due for release this Christmas. Ellen is the founder of ‘Eilean nam Ban,’ celebrating the extraordinary lives of ordinary womxn through art to raise money for charities, including Refuge where Ellen volunteers on the national domestic violence helpline.

What they say….
“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.”
(Thanks SexyVeg for this recent review of one of our London shows!

That’s What She Said LDN – feat. Josa Keyes Wednesday 25 September 2019 at The Book Club!

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