“The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) that was called “feminism at its ruthless best” by Blouinart is back at The Book Club in Shoreditch!.
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. .
Megan Chapman AKA MCMC Spoken is a Cornish-grown poet and performance artist. Currently London’s Word4Word slam winner and last year’s winner of Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival’s Poetry Slam, she has opened up festival stages including Glastonbury and Womad. With a background in Youth and Community work, Meg is known for regular performances at Cornish gigs and literary events and delivers workshops across a range of settings, empowering individuals to find their voice and bring it forth onto the stage. Her recent gigs include a set at Proud Eden, with upcoming tour dates continuing with Waterstones in Truro. She was featured in ‘A Space to Write’ published in 2015, a book exploring the writing spaces of Cornwall’s best-loved wordsmiths. She writes about social injustices and class, capturing the voices of those who don’t have one.
Rebecca Cooney (@RebeccaKCooney) is a journalist and performance poet whose poetry explores themes of feminism, home, mental illness, folktales and racism. She was a Hammer & Tongue National Slam 2018 finalist and is a two-time winner of both Farrago Slam and Genesis Slam. Her poems have been published in the Spoken Word London Anti-Hate Anthology, The Dear Damsels Annual 2018 and the anthology Let Me Know When You’re Home. She is the producer and co-host of Dead Darlings, a monthly podcast dedicated to the spoken word scene in London and beyond. Expect shape shifting women, dementia wolves and beard appreciation.
Paul Forster has been been co-director and events manger for FBS since 2015. Curating and hosting London’s chapter of That’s What We Said, as well organising for larger events at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall. Paul is now working on other projects including his first full novel and a supporting consultant for the new chapter of For Books’ Sake.