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Michael Pedersen’s Cat Party

18th January 2024 at 7:00pm

Michael Pedersen: is a prize-winning Scottish poet and author. His most recent collection The Cat Prince & Other Poems was published by Little Brown in 2023—the title poem of which was shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry. His prose debut, Boy Friends, was published by Faber & Faber in 2022 to rave reviews in the UK and North America, and was a Sunday Times Critics Choice 2022. Pedersen also won a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and the John Mather’s Trust Rising Star of Literature Award. His work has been praised by the likes of: Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Maggie Smith, Sara Pascoe, Jackie Kay, Alan Cumming & more.

Hollie McNish: is a Sunday Times bestselling author based between Cambridge and Glasgow. She won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her poetic parenting memoir ‘Nobody Told Me’, of which The Scotsman stated ‘The world needs this book’. She has published four further collections of poetry – ‘Papers’, ‘Cherry Pie’, ‘Plum’ and her most recent poetic memoir ‘Slug… and other things I’ve been told to hate’, which covers topics from grief to otters and grandmothers to Finnish saunas. She has recently completed a re-imagining of Sophocles’ Greek Tragedy Antigone. Her new book ‘Lobster’ will be released in April 2024.

Eugene Kelly (The Vaselines): is the frontman of internationally renowned Glasgow band, The Vaselines. The band were lauded by Kurt Cobain as ‘my favourite songwriters’ and saw Nirvana cover several of their songs to great acclaim. Touring and performing all over the globe with the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Teenage Fanclub, Nirvana, The Lemonheads and more, Eugene has also released a solo album, written for theatre and stage, and fronted other successful musical outfits including Eugenius (formerly, Captain America).

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