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Hollie McNish, Nat Luurtsema and Ian Douglas

A trio of brilliant performers will entertain the audience with their intelligent perceptiveness and brutally honest accounts of life, relationships and the things that make us make us laugh, cry and wonder at the world that we manage to survive in!

Hollie_McNish_coverHollie McNish
With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over two million Youtube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.

Here she will be joining us 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 Hollie’s personal diaries. 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. “The world needs this book” The Scotsman

Nat_Luurtsema_coverNat Luurtsema

Not only a BAFTA nominated film writer and director, and a writer of fact and fiction, Nat is also a very funny stand-up comedian. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy her comedic talent.

“Disgustingly talented” The Guardian

“A perfect bland of smart and silly” Spoonfed Comedy.

Ian Douglas

Ryedale Book Festival favourite Ian Douglas returns with a bedtime story for grown-ups. Ian has the ability to hold an audience spellbound – “Everyone was so captivated with his tales that you could hear a pin drop”.

Find out more about Ian on his website: www.iandouglas-storyteller.co.uk

Not suitable for children.

Doors open at 7.30pm.


This is event is sponsored by Derventio Wines.Derventio


October 8, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ryedale Book Festival


The Milton Rooms
Market Place
Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX United Kingdom
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