Hollie McNish: Slug Tour 2021

The McCarthyTalks, Poetry

A live reading of her much anticipated new collection: Slug... and other things I've been told to hate.


Hollie McNish

Price: From £10

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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.

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.

Age guidance: 14+

Buy the book:
Slug…and other things I’ve been told to hate by Hollie McNish

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

Vanessa Kisuule

Mad craic
Ray Lawlor, Twitter

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Thursday 11 November 2021, 8.00pm

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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