Hollie McNish

With support Michael Pedersen

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Benjamin Zephaniah says ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describes her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’. With over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed.

Here, she will be joining us to perform poems and talk about her latest poetry collection, Plum: a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid collection about growing up. She talks fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics and breasts, together with the urgent need to find a voice for poems that will somehow do the whole glorious riot justice. Books will be available to purchase at the event. There will be a book signing afterwards.

“Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings”
The Observer


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DARE spoken word series



Support Michael Pedersen

‘Leading the way in new Scottish Writing’, Michael Pedersen is a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship winner, a John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature, a Canongate Future 40, Neu! Reekie! co-founder/co-chief and much more.

His recent collection, Oyster, is several times reprinted and was illustrated by and performed live with Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison.

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