Hollie McNish: Slug...and other things I’ve been told to hate

Thursday 29 July 2021

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2021

The Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2021

Hollie McNish: Slug...and other things I’ve been told to hate
Thursday 29 July, 8 - 9.15pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions), £2 for 16-25s

Join Ted Hughes Award winner, poet Hollie McNish, as she speaks to playwright and Brontë biographer Samantha Ellis and reads from her much anticipated new collection: Slug...and other things I've been told to hate. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon wrapped in carefully and caringly sculpted poetry.

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.

One of the best poets we have – Matt Haig

Hollie McNish is a writer based between Glasgow and Cambridge. She has published four poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Slug, one play Offside and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which The Scotsman said, “The world needs this book” and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. She was the first poet to record at Abbey Road Studios.​

This event will take place via Zoom Webinar. You can watch the event live and it will also be recorded and made available to Ticket Holders on our Vimeo channel from Tuesday 3 August 2021 for 7 days (you will be emailed after the event with a link).

Full details of how to join the event will be sent once you have booked your place.  

This event is suitable for ages 15+ and has an adult content warning. 

This event will feature captions via Otter.ai as well as British Sign Language (BSL) Interpretation. There will be an explanation of how to make use of these services at the start of the event.

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