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Tuesday 19th November 2019

That's What She Said feat. Caroline Teague

— The Loco Klub
Feminist spoken word at its ruthless best, with guest host Malaika Kegode and headlined by Caroline Teague
price: £6/£3 ADV £8/£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).

Expect fierce, fabulous, feminist spoken word, hosted by special guest for November - Malaika Kegode (Milk Poetry). 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-caroline-teague-tickets-76432428451



Caroline Teague is a London born and bred poet writing pieces on grief, identity and how they comes to terms with some harrowing realities of being human and being alive, in a style they call `tragic optimism' hoping that the honesty through their writing can translate into something positive and comforting for someone else. Creator of the musical project "Caroline Smiling" which blends music, spoken word and illustration to creatively communicate ideas around mental health and queer identity. Caroline was the international guest at the 2018 Portugal Slam in Lisbon in October 2018 and the poet in residence at the Stanza poetry festival in St. Andrews, Scotland in March 2019, continuing to perform their work regularly at poetry and literary events across the UK. They also curate London's only regular 3-round Slam, Genesis Poetry Slam, and is an artist-in-residence at the Vauxhall-based queer cabaret night Bar Wotever.

Caroline's debut pamphlet is out now with Burning Eye Books!


Helen writes poems about birth and protests those unheard. Started writing poetry in her forties and is thrilled to be part of Bristol's community of poets. Co-runs Satellite of Love Word Events. Loves the alchemy of giving new poets a platform. Recent delights being published in Lyrically Justified Volume 3 and Tools of the Trade – Poems for New Doctors (2019), sharing her poetry at Milk Poetry Strong Bones, RTB & Freedom of Mind, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe and Parkside Lounge nyc.

Helen enjoys scratch prompts and wants to chat with you about a suitcase show...


Meg Baxter is a poet and Creative Writing undergraduate living in Bath. She has shared poems in bars, bedrooms, theatres and festivals, most recently performing at Shambala Festival, and she cares about love, the colour pink, whoever she is currently obsessed with at the time and the brief moments when she is no longer startled by the mortifying ideal of being known. Her work is a collection of disjointed wonderlands and archipelagos of memory, within which she discusses intimacy, obsession, almost-love and the things that can wound and redeem us. Meg and her poetry were once described by world slam champion Buddy Wakefield as ‘adorable in an I’ll-fuck-you-up kind of way’. She still hasn’t gotten over it.


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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