Magic Words

After much prevaricating and commitment-juggling, Emma has sadly had to make the big decision to say a final goodbye to Magic Words, the premier spoken word event she ran and hosted in Todmorden in 2012… If anyone would like to pick up the baton and get it going again please contact Emma! That would be great. Here are some of the lovely things people said about the night…

‘What a great night last night. Every one who performed brought something unique to the mix all watched by a packed and attentive house. In my 6 years in the Calder Valley possibly the best attended poetry night I have been to. Well-organised and with a variety and quality of open mics and guests.’
Winston Plowes

‘Emma’s Magic Words night is one of the best things I’ve ever been to anywhere. She has it spot on. I hope it runs & runs. Thank you so much. It is something we so need, a decent lit event with an open attitude is like water in the desert. Big gratitude.
John Siddique

‘Truly magic.’
Freda Davis

‘Wonderful night at Magic Words thanks to Emma Decent, a fantastic set by John Siddique and some other strong performances. One of the best I’ve been too, and I’ve been to some good ones. Great atmosphere and poems.’
Conor Whelan

‘Thanks to Emma Decent at Magic Words Todmorden last night for giving me the chance to share some of my work with a most attentive & supportive audience.’
Karen Alderson

Audience members 2012

‘A brilliant night. So blissful to have some great words spoken in Tod.’
‘Another amazing evening. I am loving Magic Words, it is indeed magic.’
‘So good to feel the force of Magic Words in Tod. Thanks to Emma and to all the poets who read tonight.’
‘Just what the valley needs.’

Check out this Review from poet and Magic Words regular Oxana Poberejnaia.