Emma McGordon is an award-winning poet, performer and community artist. In 2017 she was awarded the Julia Darling Fellowship and spent time on a research residency in San Francisco. She is the recipient of two Arts Council England Awards, The Norman Nicholson Award for Poetry, and a Northern Writers Award. In 2018 the Saboteur awards long-listed her as a UK Best Spoken-word performer. She is published by Tall Lighthouse, Penned in the Margins and numerous anthologies.
Emma has performed at many spoken words events and festivals nationally and internationally including Glastonbury, Latitude, The Big Chill, Kendal Calling, Soho Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre, Contact Manchester, Shakespeare & Co Paris, Southbank Centre London the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, New York, Morden Tower, Bluecoat Liverpool and Manchester Royal Exchange.
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