Hollie McNish SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT Hollie leads the evening with topics that range through guilt, sex, politics, parenthood, friendship and school discos with a keen eye for absurdity and a relish for rhyme. Humane, refreshingly candid, sometimes quite rude and often very funny Her new book Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between.. Michael Pederson has added to his acclaimed debut collection Play with Me with the beautifully illustrated Oyster. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded Neu! Reekie! – a prize winning Scottish arts collective. '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 'She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love.' - Kate Tempest We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time.