SproutSpoken presents Hollie McNish: Slug (and other things I've been told to hate)
SproutSpoken is delighted to welcome Hollie McNish to Newquay as part of her book-tour for Slug (and other things I've been told to hate). Join her and guest support to be announced in the beautiful surroundings of St Michael The Archangel for what promises to be one of the highlights of the SproutSpoken calendar in 2022.
Doors open: 6.45pm
Show Start: 7.30pm
Licensed bar available.
Age guide: 14+
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon wrapped in carefully and caringly sculpted poetry as Hollie reads from and chats about her much anticipated new collection: Slug...and other things i’ve been told to hate.
“One of the best poets we have”. – Matt Haig
“Her writing is sublime” – Ellie Taylor
“Gorgeous Fingering Poems” – Bryony Gordon
“like Pam Ayres on acid” – Lemn Sissay
“Stellar” - Vanessa Kisuule
“Mad craic” – Ray Lawlor, twitter
“Rubbish” – Ellie Wheeler, The Telegraph
“I like some poetry but not really yours” – Hollie’s daughter
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.
Hollie 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 suggested “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.
Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers. As well as live readings, Hollie is a big fan of online accessibility – her poetry videos have attracted millions of viewings worldwide.
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