“That’s What She Said” feat. Siana Banura

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH

“The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) is back for a rabble rousing 2018!

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.

Headliner Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)

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Siana is a writer, performer and producer hailing from South East London. She’s the author of bestselling poetry collection, ‘Elephant’, a meditation on Black British womanhood, and is former editor of ‘No Fly on the WALL‘.

Desree Gumbs Carty (Dezziiee_)

Desree is a spoken word poet, writer and a spoken word educator based in London, who came second in Hammer & Tongue Slam 2018 and delivered a TEDx talk at Bath University titled Poetry and Self-Esteem; Finding Truth with Words. Desree’s self-published book titled I Find My Strength In Simple Things.

Elle Dillon-Reems (@Elle_D_Reams) has spent the last two years touring with the Handlebards, a cycling Shakespeare theatre company performing across the UK and Asia, as well as being the first ever all female theatre company to perform in Sudan. She has just written her first play; a solo show called- HoneyBee and is planning a national tour of the piece in 2019.

Grace Pilkington writes about taboo subject such as mental illness and women’s issues. She has performed on the BBC World Service, was long-listed for the Notting Hill Editions essay prize for her work Sugar-Coated on the contraceptive pill and was long-listed for the 2017 National Poetry Competition. She has completed an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University and is part of poetry collective Little Grape jelly, who have performed at festivals including Hay and Aldeburgh and have a collection published by Eyewear.

Winnie M Li  (@winniemli) 

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Winnie is an author and activist, her debut novel, Dark Chapter, won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2017 and was also nominated for an Edgar Award, shortlisted for the Best First Novel Award, and won 2nd place in the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2016. After earning an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, she now advocates around sexual violence, runs the Clear Lines Festival, and is a PhD researcher in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics.

Natalie Moores (@macandmoore)

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Natalie is a 27 y/o poet from Manchester currently living in London. Balancing poem scribbling with running a business (Mac&Moore), she has been published both in print and online in the UK and North America and is adamant to make the female voice heard across both the poetic and the professional worlds.

Esther Harris (@writer29) is a writer and co-founder of Bookollective and was named as one of The Bookseller Rising Star 2017. She has a Masters degree in Creative and Critical Writing and mentors writers as part of the WoMentoring Project. Esther has been obsessed with books since the age of two, when she first started chilling with her Ladybird library. She writes short stories and would love to write a novel. She worries about things like – what happened to Keenan and Kel? Will they ever make Goonies 2? What would it be like if Jilly Cooper’s novellas from the 1970’s were made into films? etc.

Get your tickets for only £7 now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 on the door. Tickets available from: eventbrite