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Derbyshire Libraries Present – Hollie McNish Live

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Chesterfield Library

New Beetwell Street

Chesterfield

S40 1QN

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Event starts at 7.30 pm

Reading, Q&A and book signing with Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry. Join us for performances from poetic memoir Nobody Told Me a taboo-breaking, humane and funny account of new parenthood and Plum, a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. Expect strong language as Hollie charts her journey through school discos, guilt, sex, politics, death and friendship allowing her poems to be interrupted by earlier writing from her younger self. A salute to life in which we are always growing, stumbling, falling, changing, and discovering new selves which add to our own messy store.

Hollie McNish has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink, Tim Minchen, Marian Keyes to most of the UK’s midwives, Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She has published three poetry collections, Papers, Cherry Pie and Plum, and one poetic memoir, Nobody Told Me. In 2016 she co-wrote the play Offside, and collaborated with the Dutch ensemble, the Metropole Orkest, on her second poetry album Versus. McNish tours the UK extensively, and her poetry videos have attracted millions of views worldwide. She has a keen interest in migration studies, infant health and language learning, and gives performances of her work for organisations as diverse as The Economist, MTV and UNICEF. Here, she will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly about her latest books, Nobody Told Me and Plum.

Don’t miss the chance to hear one of the most important voices of a new generation of poets.

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking essential, early booking advised.

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