7.2.2020: An Evening with Rosie Garland and Friends, Manchester

LGBT History Month LGBT History Month
An Evening with Rosie Garland and Friends

Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square,
Manchester M2 5PD

07 Feb 2020
19:00 — 21:00
£2 plus booking fee

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with the wonderful Rosie Garland and her favourite Manchester based LGBTQ performers, poets and authors!
Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland has a passion for language nurtured by public libraries. In 2019 Val McDermid named her as one of the Top 10 LGBTQ writers in the UK today.
Joining Rosie will be…

Okey Nzelu.
Okey Nzelu’s prose and poetry has been published in various magazines. He was the recipient of a 2015 Northern Writers’ Award for his debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, a comedy about family and making mistakes.

Roma Havers
Roma Havers is a Manchester-based queer poet and performer, whose current work explores, failing bodies, outness and how poetry can shorthand memory into something new. While working with Young Identity she has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester Histories and Manchester International Festival

Afshan D’souza-Lodhi
Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and is of Indian/Pakistani descent. Afshan writes plays, prose, performance pieces and occasionally passive aggressive tweets. She has worked with Manchester Lit Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Eclipse Theatre, Paul Burston’s Polari and one day hopes to take over the world.

Helen Darby
Helen Darby is a poet from Manchester who has been appearing at spoken word nights around the North West since 2018. She has performed invited guest slots at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lancaster Spotlight, That’s What She Said Manchester, Superbia for Manchester Pride, Manchester Museum, New Mills Festival, Stirred and the Fight Like a Girl cancer charity night at the Kings Arms in Salford.