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Hollie McNish in Conversation

Hollie McNish in Conversation

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See Hollie McNish live and in person at Quarterhouse.

From Finnish saunas and soppy otters to grief, grandparents and Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, McNish's Slug holds a mirror lovingly up to the world, past and present. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between, captured in Hollie's driving, funny, hopeful poetry and prose.

This event is also part of the Folkestone Book Festival Digital Pass. By booking a Digital Pass you'll be able to access all talks and events and revisit anything you missed for up to a week after the festival.

You will need to order your pass at least 24 hours before the start of the first event you wish to attend.


Hollie McNish is an award-winning poet based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She won the Ted Hughes Award for Nobody Told Me and has published three other collections – Plum, Cherry Pie and Papers.

I've loved her work for years.
- Jo Brand

I love Hollie’s poems. There is such raw honesty and warmth and often humour within them. She is one of the best poets we have.
- Matt Haig

This event will be chaired by Francesca Baker.

A copy of their book can be found on the CCCU website (

This year the Festival will be presented online and in person wherever possible and in line with the latest government guidance. You can find more information about the Festival here.

Creative Folkestone Book Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funders and partners. We are proud to welcome the return of NewsNow as our Principal Partner for the Creative Folkestone Book Festival.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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In Person £8.00 / £7.20
Streamed as part of Book Festival Digital Pass

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