Hollie McNish is part of poetry collective Point Blank Poets. For all enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Point Blank Poets are a collective of the most exciting, emerging spoken word stars in the UK and recent winners of the prestigious UK Young Artists International Award. They focus on creatively responding to important contemporary issues with their fresh and lively live literature. They feel a passion for the power of words, in particular poetry, to add a dimension of empathy to situations. Each member has a successful individual poetry career and by working together hope to use their talents to really make a difference. They have performed all over the UK and beyond, including Germany, Morocco, Poland, France, Ireland, Belgium and the U.S and have collaborated with organisations such as TRAID, Amnesty International, PEN to raise awareness of various issues through poetry and performance.
As well as Hollie, they include:
Sabrina is a poet, playwright, performer, person who went to Edinburgh Festival with her first poetry solo show, Dry Ice, which was nominated for The Stage Award for Best Solo Performance and called ´astonishing´ by The Times. It is currently being made into a short film for Film4. Her new play, One Hour Only, has just won the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Award.
Chimene Suleyman is a writer and performer from North London. She was commissioned to write for and curate a text installation for the Royal Opera House, and recently represented the UK at the International Biennale, Rome 2011. She is the creator of spoken word night, Kid, I wrote back.
Bridget is a 20-year-old student who has written with the National Theatre´s New Writers programme, had her poems exhibited at a TEDxLondon conference and meet the Queen at a reception for Young Artists last year. Writing poetry since she was 17, she has performed at the Roundhouse, 10 Downing Street and the King´s College Cambridge Women´s Dinner.