That’s What She Said LDN – feat. Paula Varjack

By on March 21, 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.

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 27th March

Paula Varjack
Paula Varjack is an artist working in video, performance and participation. Her work explores identity, community, and making the invisible visible. Her performance and research project “Show Me The Money” – explored making a living as an artist in the U.K., based on interviews with 44 artists across the country.

Her latest show “The Cult of K*NZO” , a playful critique of consumer culture and high fashion, tours this spring, kicking off at Camden Peoples Theatre in February, with another London date at Battersea Arts Centre in April.

She is also in early stages of developing #thebabyquestion with performers Luca Rutherford & Catriona James & dramaturg Maddy Costa, exploring the inevitability of “the baby question” on women, regardless of age. Born in Washington D.C. to a Ghanaian mother and a British father, out of many places she has lived she considers east London to be “home”.

Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Yara Rodrigues Fowler (@yazzarf) grew up in Brazilian British household in South London, where she is still based.

Her writing has appeared in Skin Deep, Litro, and other publications.

She’s a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, an organisation that runs the only two refuges in Europe for and by Latin American women. Stubborn Archivist is her first book.

Elle Dillon-Reams
Elle Dillon-Reams (@Elle_D_Reams) is a poet, writer, and performer originally from Brighton.

She spent most of the last few years on the back of a bike cycling 2,500 miles across the UK as one of the first all female Handlebards- a globally successful cycling Shakespeare company. Having broken away from the company to write and make her own work, she recently won the February edition of the Genesis Slam, and has just finished her first collection of poetry ‘PatchworkHeart’.

Her debut solo show ‘HoneyBee’ will be touring to Brighton Fringe 3-6th May, Wandsworth Fringe 15th and 16th May, as well as Edinburgh festival in August.

Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith (@hansplat) is an actress and a writer who has been “writing” a play called ‘Conversations with van Gogh’ for the Edinburgh Fringe for two years and is as close to taking it to Edinburgh this year, as she was last.

A sometimes-freelance journalist, she has written about her depression, her desire to find a dead body in the Thames and doing Glastonbury sober, amongst other things, for Refinery 29 UK, Time Out, The Quietus and The Independent.

When she isn’t stalking her future husband Elijah Wood on YouTube she writes a newsletter also called ‘Conversations with van Gogh’.

Katie Dunstan
Katie Dunstan (@KatieDunst) is a 26 year old writer, based in South West London.

This year she’s made a pact to herself – to get her scribbles out of her notebook, her ever-increasing phone notes, receipts and all the other places she writes things down, and onto the stage.

You can find some (not all) of her words and thoughts at And if you need her she’ll be roaming the streets, avoiding three drains (superstitious) and hunting down the best coffee London has to offer.

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. Paula Varjack will be held at The Book Club on Wednesday 27th of March 2019.

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