Hat-trick of guests at Magic Words

Hebden Bridge poet and writer Anne Caldwell, who has written "Talking with the Dead". Picture by Steve Dearden
Hebden Bridge poet and writer Anne Caldwell, who has written "Talking with the Dead". Picture by Steve Dearden

The next in a series of spoken word nights will take place at the Bramsche, Rochdale Road, Todmorden, on Tuesday night, September 11.

Hosted by writer and performer Emma Decent, Magic Words will feature guest writers, poets and performers, plus a friendly open mic spot available to all.

Guests for the September edition include Meriel Malone, Matthew Bellwood and Anne Caldwell.

Meriel Malone, from the Calder Valley, is a writer and performer of experimental music who stumbled into poetry one night seven years ago when the guitarist did not turn up, so she performed the lyrics.

Her experience as a band front woman has translated into an edgy and witty performance poet who is currently working with a BBC producer.

Matthew Bellwood is a writer and storyteller based in Leeds. Over the last few years he has presented work widely, from the Edinburgh and Canadian Fringes to the International Shakespeare Conference in New Zealand and, on one memorable occasion, to an audience of 1,200 girl guides in a tent.

His stories range in style from traditional myths and folktales to interpretations of well-known literary classics.

Anne Caldwell, from Hebden Bridge, has seen her poetry widely published in magazines, journals and in several anthologies.

Magic Words starts at 7.30pm. Admission £3.

To book an open mic spot, email emmadecent@talk21.com.