For one night only we're changing venue!
We'll be in the basement of The Queen of Hoxton for our October That's What She Said.
We hope you are prepared - For Books’ Sake’s night of spoken word all written and performed by women is back to welcome a wide range of speakers, from slam poetry to storytelling, contemporary political thought to comedy. We bring women’s voices to the forefront, while at the same time giving a platform to writers and performers we love.
Speaking on the night:
Bernadette Russell (@betterussell) is a writer and storyteller. She writes books for children and adults and her most recent book “The Little Book of Kindness”was published this September by Orion. In 2015 she was selected as one of the Southbank Centre 67 Changemakers for her work promoting kindness.She has created work for Southbank Centre, National Theatre, LIFT Festival and Birmingham Rep amongst amongst many others. Her activity books for children "Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy" and "Be The Change Make It Happen" are published by Ivy Press.
Sarah Corbett (@craftivists) is an award-winning campaigner. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for a decade most recently with Oxfam GB. She set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009 providing products and services to do craftivism using her ‘gentle protest’ approach. She works with arts institutions, the charity sector, academic as well as unexpected collaborations such as with organisations Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema and regularly gives talks around the world. Her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released October 2013 and is on it’s second print run. Her book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is out October 2017.
Hannah Raymond-Cox (@ChallahOutLoud) is an award-winning feminist slam poet who cares deeply about food, trains, and memes long dead. From Hong Kong, San Francisco, and currently living in the wilds of London, Hannah's sardonic poetry has made audiences around the world giggle nervously. She also makes a lot of challah (like a Jewish braided brioche, particularly good with some marmalade at an argumentative brunch).
Ania Placzkiewicz (@vaginadiary_) is a Polish artist living and working in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2010. In 2014 she published her first book, Vagina Diary. I’m Looking For A Husband. Now a series, the Vagina Diaries are a social commentary on the experience of being a woman today. She cites her inspirations as popular culture, human nature, art and everyday life. Her practice ranges from writing, poetry, drawing, to knitting, photography and filmmaking.
Grace Pilkington (@PilkingtonGrace) is a writer and poet from Shepherd's Bush. She writes about taboo subject such as mental illness and women's issues. She performs at literary nights across London and has performed on the BBC World Service. She 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 writes a blog www.notatraceofgrace.com. She is part of poetry collective Little Grape jelly who have performed at festivals including Hay and Aldeburgh and have a collection published by Eyewear. When she is not writing, she works at a publishing company where she spends hours stroking freshly printed books.
Marika Josef (@MarikaJosef) is a performer, writer, and proud citizen of the world. Such has been the case since she learned the meaning of those words, if not before. EU-bred and London-based, her life and interests revolve around the travel, culture, and friendship facilitated by the free movement of people and ideas. Her essays and poems have found homes with various magazines, websites and publishers, including Silhouette Press and Paper Swans Press. She has performed on stages far and wide, including Bestival, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Paris. Marika plans on getting her words to space, if not herself. Get in touch and watch it all unfold.
Elle Dillon-Reams (@Elle_D_Reams ) is an actress and poet, originally from Brighton. She is part of the all female company The Handlebards; a cycling Shakespeare company, and has spent the last year and a half cycling 2,099 miles across the length and breadth of the UK, as well as touring internationally.
Open mic walk ups on the evening are welcomed but with limited places it might be advisable to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a burning desire to speak
out and speak up.
Get your tickets for only £7 now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 on the door.
And remember - For Books' Sake is a volunteer led, community organisation so all your pennies will be going back into championing women writers!