WordFest: That's What She Said

Wednesday 15 May, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WordFest: That's What She Said

✨A special one-off THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID for ALTRINCHAM WORD FEST ✨

"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) is coming to Altrincham! After shows at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall, we'll be in Altrincham for one-night only for a very special edition of That's What She Said in collaboration with Altrincham Word Festival.

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, celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week and Feminist Book Fortnight with an amazing line-up just for you.

📣LINE-UP FOR WEDNESDAY 15th MAY 📣

⭐ LISA LUXX ⭐

Lisa Luxx is a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage. Published in journals, newspapers and anthologies internationally, she has also been broadcast on channels such as BBC Radio 4, VICE TV, TEDx, and ITV. One of Diva Magazine's ‘top four poets to look out for’. Luxx was winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Performance Poetry 2018 and nominee for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry.

⭐ LAURA STEVEN ⭐

Laura Steven is an author, journalist and screenwriter. She has an MA in Creative Writing and works at a non-profit organisation supporting women in the creative arts. Her TV pilot, Clickbait, was a finalist in British Comedy's 2016 Sitcom Mission. She lives in Newcastle.

PLUS MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA + OPEN MIC

🔥 Want to perform? Email us to book your open mic slot: hello@forbookssake.net.

🔥 Tickets available via the link now!

✨WHAT THEY SAY...✨

"This is feminism at its ruthless best." - Blouinart

"‘That’s What She Said’ exhibited exactly the kind of art that the world currently needs... a stark presentation of how feminism is developing. An evening gorgeously spent with a pint and a roomful of passion." - Mancunion

"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)

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