Books & Spoken Word

That’s What She Said: Rebecca Tantony

Date: Tuesday, Sep 17
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: The Loco Klub
Price: £6/£4

That’s What She Said hosts a great line up of Bristol-based poets headlined by Rebecca Tantony (pictured), also featuring Anita MacCallum and Amy Tollyfield.

There will also be an open mic. Those interested in performing should email to book a slot.

Hosted by Burning Eye Books’, Bridget Hart, That’s What She Said aims to present “the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.”

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  and All The Journeys I Never Took. 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 the Bristol Short Story Prize and 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 Tollyfield has studied MA Shakespeare Studies and BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Practice, but her favourite study remains the female allure. Amy has always believed in God and enjoys analysing the human condition. Her writing, like her soul, wants to obtain something deeper.Her collection, The Suicide. was published in 2018.



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By joe melia, Sunday, Jul 28 2019

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