Hollie McNish: Plum

Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, her honest and unabashed poetry reaches people from all walks of life, with fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink, Tim Minchen, Marian Keyes to most of the UK’s midwives.

Tonight, she will perform and chat about material from her new collection ‘Plum’, which charts Hollie’s journey from childhood to attempted adulthood. Expect strong language as she talks about fruit and flesh, school discos, guilt, sex, politics, death, transformers and a lot of friendship.

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we’ve grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’ Kate Tempest

‘Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings’ Observer

Books will be available to purchase at the event. There will be a book signing afterwards.

Support from celebrated Bristol-based poet Vanessa Kissule.

Age guidance: 16+ (show contains swearing + adult content)

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