The Hive to host renowned spoken word poet

hollymcnish Published Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Famed spoken word poet Holly McNish is to visit The Hive.

The visit, organised by The Hive, Worcestershire County Council and Poetry on Loan, is part of The Hive's Author Spotlight series bringing author talks to Worcester each season.

Holly McNish will be joining staff at The Hive to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly about her latest book, Nobody Told Me. The book is a unique blend of poetry and storytelling, taken straight from Holly’s personal diaries.

As she states herself "it is not a polished collection"; rather, it is a very candid, at times gutting, at others hilarious, look at her experiences from pregnancy to the pre-school drop off. Expect strong language as she talks colours, cravings, politics, transformers, sex, tree-climbing, feeding, train journeys, lots and lots of love and occasionally locking herself in toilets to cry a little.

Holly is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. She has garnered over two million YouTube views for her online poetry performances.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities, said: "Holly McNish is the latest writer to visit Worcestershire as part of The Hive's Author Spotlight series. Library staff and customers are all really looking forward to her visit and it's great news for The Hive and for the County that we are able to attract such respected literary figures here to perform.

"I would encourage people to book tickets as soon as possible for the chance to see one of Britain's finest poets perform at one of Britain's finest libraries."

The visit is perfect for adults with an interest in poetry and library events, and will take place at The Hive on Thursday 23 March at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for students. The event is recommended for adults only and is not suitable for children.

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