27.6.2013 - Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester
An Evening Of Curiosities With Rosie Garland Supported By Stirred Poets.Date - Thursday 27 June 2013Time - 20:00 - 21:30Venue - The Albert Club,39-41 Old Lansdowne Road,Manchester, M20 2PATickets - £3 on the door
Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in cult gothic band The March Violets to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She has five solo collections of poetry and is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York. Her novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' has just been published by HarperCollins. Joining Rosie will be the finest feminist writers Manchester has to offer - Stirred Poetry. We will be treated to readings, open mic, Q&A, mystery guests and more!
"The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch." Sarah Waters
'An alternately brutal and beautiful story about love andand belonging in a vividly conveyed underworld, rich in carny phantasmagoria and lyrical romance.' The Metro
'Garland's lush prose is always a pleasure.' The Guardian
'Hugely entertaining, tough-talking ... a celebration of female sexuality, of power and liberation.'
Carol Ann Duffy