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Tuesday 17th September 2019

That's What She Said feat. Rebecca Tantony

— The Loco Klub
"Feminism at its ruthless best." - (Blouinart)
price: £6 / £3 adv


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).

Expect fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word, hosted by DIY punk poet, Bridget Hart. As always, we'll be showcasing the best new writing and performance by womxn and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thats-what-she-said-brs-feat-rebecca-tantony-tickets-67005307679
Rebecca Tantony is a writer and facilitator driven to understand the messy and wild human experience in greater depth. Living and working in Bristol, she has been commissioned by the BBC and Radio 4, and her writing has been described as ‘mesmerising’ in the Guardian. She is the author of collections Talk You Round Till Dusk (Burning Eye, 2015) and All The Journeys I Never Took (Burning Eye, 2017). In 2016 she received an MA in creative writing and a distinction for her final manuscript. In 2017 she toured an Arts Council funded one-on-one immersive spoken word show, under the same title as her second collection

Rebecca has work in various anthologies, journals and magazines such as Mslexia, Oh Comely and Bare Fiction, and has read in numerous venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum and Southbank Centre. She has performed at music and literary festivals throughout the UK, and poetry readings have taken her to Turkey, India, America, Sweden and Germany. Rebecca is currently teaching the Performance Poetry module and creative writing to BA students at Bath Spa University. She has been writer in residence for various institutes and organisations, including First Story and Wits University, Johannesburg. She has taught workshops in schools as part of the secondary curriculum, and outside schools to those excluded from education, ex-offenders, refugee groups and the elderly. She wholeheartedly believes that everyone has a story that deserves to be heard.


Anita MacCallum is an Arts Practitioner using theatre, writing, poetry and visual art to inspire people to express themselves, creating performance and exhibitions in and around Bristol. Her short stories have been placed in Bristol Short Story Award, Bath Flash Fiction, Creative Futures amongst others. Anita performs boundary pushing feminist theatre winning most provocative and groundbreaking performance with Dada For Girls. She is currently writing a play ‘Buzzing’ with Graeae theatre and theatres in the South West. Anita teaches writing in Bristol, above pubs and in theatre spaces, join her, find and give power to your voice.


'Amy's first collection of poetry, The Suicide, was published in August of last year, through Olympia Publishers. Since the book's release, Amy has performed her work at a variety of events in the South-West, and will tonight read some poems from The Suicide and also a few she has written since the book's release.

"A pell-mell of turbulent emotion ... Tollyfield displays an admirable commitment to speaking her own truth" - Robyn Whitlaw, Northampton Poetry Review'

PLUS OPEN MIC (Email to book your slot)
All for only £6 adv (£3 if student or unwaged - ID required on entry)

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

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