That’s What She Said’s December headliner is Shareefa Energy.
There will also be an open mic. Those interested in performing should email to book a slot.
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.”
Shareefa Energy is a spoken word poet and workshop facilitator. Her poetry is raw, honest and consistent against injustice. Witnessing her performing has been described as an almost religious experience. She was awarded with the UK Entertainment Best Poet 2017 Award and a nominee for the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre 2019 award by the Arts Council. She released her spoken word neo-soul jazz EP ‘Reasoning with Self’ in 2015.
Her poetry has featured on BBC The One Show, Channel 4 and ITV. Shareefa performed at Poetry Meets Hip Hop in Berlin, the Verve Festival and The Flamenco Festival 2019. She has facilitated creative writing poetry workshops internationally, from Palestine to Sierra Leone.
Her debut poetry collection Galaxy Walk is out now, published by Bristol-based Burning Eye Books.