A SPOKEN word artist whose videos have been watched millions of times online is set to perform in the city.

Hollie McNish, also known as Hollie Poetry, will perform at The Hive, in Worcester, on Thursday, March 23.

Ms McNish will recite work from her new book Nobody Told Me, which focuses her experiences of motherhood from pregnancy to pre-school.

The event has proved to be exceptionally popular with 114 of the 130 available tickets already sold.

Siani Driver, chair of Worcestershire Mums Network, said: "At least 30 people from our group have booked to go.

"It's unusual to have a poet so popular in Worcester. We share her loads in the group.

"Since she had her daughter she has mainly written poetry about parenthood.

"She hits the nail on the head about what it's like to be a new parent. You feel like she's just like us.

"You feel like you could have a cup of tea with her. She's so beautifully honest about being a parent it makes me cry."

Ms Driver said she was moved to tears when she saw the poet perform at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Min Sowden, marketing and communications officer for The Hive, said: "We hope to sell out the event.

"She is certainly the most popular author we have had this year.

"We had Carol Ann Duffy here in 2015 and she brought in similar numbers."

Ms McNish has been shortlisted for the 2017 Ted Hughes Award and will find out if she has won the poetry prize on Wednesday, March 29.

Her popular YouTube videos can be seen on https://www.youtube.com/user/holliemcnish/videos.

The performance is part of the library's Authors Spotlight series and starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for students.