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Tuesday 15th January 2019

That's What She Said feat. Jess Green

— The Loco Klub
Jess Green, BBC Poetry Slam Champ, joins us for a night of fierce feminist truth through poetry, spoken word, storytelling slam and more!¬
price: £5 ADV (£3 student/unwaged) £7 (£5) OTD


That's What She Said is "feminism at its ruthless best." - (Blouinart), "the biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) and was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards).

Following our barnstorming 2018, including sellout shows at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall we're back in Bristol for our fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word showcase, which continues monthly at Loco Klub's Officer's Club.

Hosted by DIY punk poet, Bridget Hart, we'll be showcasing 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.



BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green (@jessgreenpoet) is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first collection Burning Books was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2015, and as a poetry and music show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016 and performed to sell-out audiences at Curve Theatre in Leicester. Burning Books is currently touring nationally. Her second poetry and music show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based around her second collection of the same name went to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and received 4* reviews as well as receiving an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’. Jess also runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards 2018.

Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing. Shehas been writing and performing for 6 years at nights around the UK. She has featured at Outspoken (London), Poetry is Dead Good (Nottingham), Find the Right Words (Leicester) and Hit The Ode (Birmingham). She was invited to perform at TedxBrum 2016 (Power of Us). Nafeesa has also performed at Cheltenham and Manchester Literature Festivals as part of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a recent (2017) anthology publication by Saqi Books, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz. She is an alumni of Mouthy Poets and Derby Theatre Graduate Associate Artists. She runs Twisted Tongues, an open-mic only poetry night at The Station in Kings Heath.

Claire Guest is a Bristol based poet, who has performed at events including the Bath and Cheltenham Literature Festivals, and Edinburgh Fringe. She is part of Rational Creatures, who's first show was at the Jane Austen festival this year. Also this year, she has completed her first collection, "Parallel Lives". It is an exploration of modern isolation and loneliness, in collaboration with photographer Dan Innes, and is raising funds for Marmalade Trust.

PLUS OPEN MIC (Email to book your slot) All for only £5adv (£3 if student or unwaged - ID required on entry) - OTD it'll be £7 (£5 student or unwaged) so get your tickets now!


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 in January. Want to get involved? Send us an email to bridget@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

Event photos for That's What She Said feat. Jess Green:

That's What She Said feat. Jess Green at The Loco Klub
That's What She Said feat. Jess Green in Bristol 2019

Artist Videos:

Birmingham Young Poet Laureate Auditions - Claire Guest Stars Poem

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