DATE: 7th Sept, 2022
TIME: 20:00 (Amsterdam & Paris) / 19:00 (London & Lagos) / 14:00 (New York & Nassau)
Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate
Hollie McNish is a poet who has conquered the internet with her honest, hilarious and insightful writing. She has published five collections of poetry and memoir – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum, Nobody Told Me – of which The Scotsman stated, ‘The World Needs this Book’.
Her most recent work Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate covers topics from grief to otters, grandmothers to masturbation and body image, and is a Sunday Times bestseller.
Join Hollie for a live one-hour reading and conversation with Strange Birds host, Lachlan Brooksbank-Laing. Learn how she has built a global following with her poetry garnering millions of online views, sold-out tours and being translated into multiple languages (including German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese and French). Discover how she tenderly crafts for spoken word performance, poetry and prose, confronting taboos, unpeeling parenthood, while conjuring in her writing the mystery and complexities underpinning human relationships today.
“I honestly wondered if poetry would continue to feature in my life outside of an academic context. Enter poets like Hollie McNish, Sabrina Mahfouz and Rupi Kaur- I demolished whole books in single sittings” – Emma Watson
“One of the best poets we have” – Matt Haig
“Utterly fearless: an essential voice for our times” – Musa Okwonga
“like Pam Ayres on acid” – Lemn Sissay
“Her writing is sublime” – Ellie Taylor
About this event
Craft Talks with Curtis Chin and Hollie McNish will take place consecutively online via Zoom using the the same link. If you register to the Writers Flock festival mailing list, you will receive links and details to join all events. Registrants will be provided with a link to join at least one hour beforehand. These events will be recorded. Places are limited.