Hollie McNish

Saturday 22 May 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Assembly Rooms
£10 (excl. fees)
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Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are mesmerising. Expect strong language and adult themes ribbon wrapped in poetry and chat as Hollie reads from her much-anticipated new collection: Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate.

From Finnish mermaids and soppy otters to Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book that holds a mirror up to the world, past and present, through Hollie’s driving, funny and beautiful words. A blend of poetry, memoir and short story, Slug is an absolutely joyful read about the human condition: from birth to death and her attempt to manage the tangle in between.

“She’s always been one of my favourites” Kae Tempest

Follow on Twitter: @holliepoetry

Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

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Buy the book:
Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate by Hollie McNish

Photo credit: Paul Newbon


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