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Goth City Festival: Black Planet - Leeds Goth in Perspective On the discussion panel will be: Rosie Garland (writer, performer and March Violets singer), John Keenan (Leeds alternative music promoter), Karl Spracklen (Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Beckett University) and Tim Synystyr (journalist and A Blogging Goth), chair: Joel Heyes…
Cherie Bebe's Burlesque Revue Matt and Phreds64 Tib Street, M4 1LG Manchester 20:00 - 22:30 Come and celebrate our 3rd birthday in true burlesque style. We have a very special lineup taking to the stage at Manchester's iconic Matt and Phreds. Starring:We have the absolutely fabulous Lady Wildflower join us…
Contact TheatreOxford Road, M15 6JA Manchester 6pm-8pm I love visiting Creative Writing groups, and this is no different! Looking forward to meeting the University of Manchester Creative Writing Students."Enjoy writing? Or simply want to give it a try? Maybe even you enjoy being around writers?Then join us!As a society we…
Monday 31st October 2016Venue:Chetham's Library,Long Millgate,Manchester M3 1SB 7.30pmFree – no booking required When the darkness knocks...First Draft's Halloween event at Chetham's Library It's Halloween, and there is a darkness calling from a building that has witnessed the shadows of history flood the city. Chetham's Library has soaked itself in…
For Books' Sake presents That's What She Said 26th October7pm-10pmTickets £4 Venue: Polari at Via,28 Canal Street,M1 3EZManchester It's here! We've been running That's What She Said in London for over a year and now it's finally coming North for a very special Halloween launch event. That's What She Said…
Thursday 13th October7.30pm The Red Shed18 Vicarage St South,Wakefield WF1 1QX Red Shed Readings now approach their 25th event.Since their inception the Readings have featured over thirty guest readers and as many support readers in addition to musical contributions of a fine and varied nature. Equally important is the open…
Verbose – bringing words to the 'burbs Monday 26 September 20167.30-10pmFree entry Fallow cafe,2a Landcross Road,Fallowfield,Manchester, M14 6NA. Featuring Bare Fiction contributors Rosie Garland, Michael Conley and Rachel Mann. "Fallowfield's number one live literature night"– Manchester Evening News"One of the best nights going"– Manchester Wire Verbose is a monthly spoken…
"The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker" "These writers are the boneshakers. Let their impact rattle, rise, and wrap itself around you." Three Minute TheatreAfflecks Arcade,35-39 Oldham Street,M1 1JG Manchester 2 September 19:00–21:00£5 in advance or on door great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Manchester and 3MT With…
Scary Lady Sarah and William Faith - wedding Metro Chicago3730 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 6061328th August, 18.00 CDT We can finally say with 100% certainty that the wedding ceremony/dinner/dancing/reception will all take place at Metro, which has been a big part of both of our musical lives for many…
Hebden Bridge Steampunk Weekend presents:In association with Cabaret HeavenA Fantastical Steampunk Cabaret The Trades ClubHolme StreetTown Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE £12/£10 [+10% Booking fee]Doors open 8pm Compered by the incomparable Mysti Valentine with Mike Hancock, this night will feature the strange and wonderful, including Rosie Lugosi (Lesbian Vampire Queen),…
Saucy Shindig Malones (venue 280)14 Forrest Rd.EdinburghEH1 2QN Time: 9pm – 10.30pm Join GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust as she presents an hour (and a bit!) of burlesque and cabaret!Friday 12th - Rosie Lugosi, Maisie Martini, Luna TikTok & Shir Madness – hosted by Jacques Bruxelles http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/the-saucy-shindig-2/
Saucy Shindig Malones (venue 280)14 Forrest Rd.EdinburghEH1 2QN Time: 9pm – 10.30pm Join GlasVegas showgirl Roxy Stardust as she presents an hour (and a bit!) of burlesque and cabaret!Thursday 11th - Rosie Lugosi, Maisie Martini, Rebecca Rose & Shir Madness – hosted by Jacques Bruxelles http://freefringe.org.uk/edinburgh-fringe-festival/the-saucy-shindig-2/
FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello Venue: Woodland Creatures260-262 Leith Walk,Edinburgh EH6 5EL Fringe Venue number 282 Time & date - Wednesday 10th August6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Get ready for a night of poetic passion and pulsating word-power as FREAK Circus, the resident poetry promoters at Woodland Creatures, present a programme…
Bare Fiction‎Launch of The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm.with special guests Rosie Garland & Emma McGordon Blackwell's Bookshop ManchesterBridgeford Street,nr Arthur Lewis Building,M13 9PL ManchesterThis is a free event.Entry from 6pm ready for 6:30pm start. Annette's book launch tour continues in Manchester with this event at Blackwell's University Bookshop…
Bridgeman Studio Award 2016: And the winner is.... http://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/blog/bridgeman/post/9211/preview Standing in The News Building at London Bridge last Thursday the view of London was extraordinary, but for once it paled in comparison to the wealth of talent on display inside the room. The judging for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2016…
Mugen Tea HouseScotland Street,SheffieldS3 7AA Entry is £5/3  7pm A night of poetry and entertainment provided by neuroatypical performers - plus the Yorkshire launch of a new book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace'. We have two guest performers Janine Booth and Rosie Garland.Plus local performers Sez Thomasin, Kate Garrett, Rob…
FLIM NITE - The Silence of the Lambs  What would 'Silence of the Lambs' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians? FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question! Each of…
Word Jam Open Mic poetry and musicA special event in association with Chorlton Arts FestivalTues 24 MayTea Hive,53 Manchester Rd,Chorlton, Manchester M21 9PW. 7.30pm (doors 7pm), £5/£3. A semaphore exploding mind flow, hosted by Tony Curry with special guests Captain of the Lost Waves and Rosie Garland. Captain of the…
Welcome to the Surrey New Writers Festival 14th May 2016 Venue: Glive,London Road,Guildford, GU1 2AA Tickets: Full Price £6 per session (Students: £4 per session) Festival Pass: £25 (Students: £20) 12.45-13.45Panel 2, A Portfolio Career: When One Genre Isn't Enough(Panelists: Rosie Garland, Michael Roke, Michael Bedo, Gill Hoffs)These panelists write,…
Thursday 12th MayTime: 7-10pmVenue: The Baronial Hall,Chetham's LibraryLong Millgate,Manchester, M3 1SB Free entry A group of us are organising a poetry event called Poet's Corner which is going to be held at Chetham's Library on May 12th as part of Manchester After Hours. We are inviting a diverse mix of…
'More Raw Material' Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm. Sillitoe RoomWaterstones,1-5 Bridlesmith Gate,Nottingham NG1 2GR An incredible evening of literature featuring the writers of UNESCO's newest city of literature & paying tribute to Nottingham's legendary author, Alan Sillitoe. Join us for wine, nibbles, and, of course, books in the Sillitoe Room…
Stockport Writers' Group The group is free and open to anyone with a desire to write.Meet at the Hatworks on second Sunday of each month, 11-1. The HatworksWellington Mill,Wellington Road South,Stockport SK3 0EU Guest speaker for 10th April – Rosie Garland  
Matters of Verse. Verse that Matters. Moor Theatre Deli,17 The Moor,Sheffield S1 4PF Verse Matters is a feminist arts event in Sheffield. Verse Matters provides a platform for poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, showcasing the work of talented people in a friendly, supportive environment. On 7th April…
The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Northern QuarterDoors @ 7.30pmActs @ 8.00pm£2 suggested donation What would 'Jaws' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?With guests including Rosie Garland FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we…
Royal Vauxhall Tavern372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HYUnited Kingdom Rosie Garland / Rosie Lugosi is back!! We pledged her via March Violets Crowdfunding!+Jonathan Collins, Stand Up! It will be a night celebrating everything Goth, Bi and Fabulous!!!Bar Wotever Host in March: Dusty Limits ROSIE GARLANDRosie Garland is an all-round cuckoo…
Huddersfield Literature Festival Poetry Slam The Parish28 Kirkgate,Huddersfield HD1 1QQ8pm £3 (£1.50)Age guidance: 16+A no-holds barred celebration of voice and volume for performance poets of all skill levels, with a top prize of £50.Loud, funny, hard hitting – bring your poems, raps, comedy and confessions to be performed live and…
Thursday Lates Wonder Women Takeover Venue: The Whitworth Art Gallery,Oxford Road,Manchester, M15 6ER 6.30pm – 7.30pmFree event Regarding Women - Portrait Gallery Amid a collection of art works dominated by the male perspective, three writers present new work on women looking at themselves, interrogating the way they are depicted, and…
Transgressions in sex and relationships Monday 7th March 2016, 6:45pm startRosie Garland and Luke Gittos will explore our interest in transgressing sex and relationshipsThe Salon organises discussions that happily move from a problematic or tricky topic in current affairs one month, through a morally difficult subject of scientific research the…
School of English and LanguagesUniversity of SurreyGuildford,Surrey GU2 7XH2.30pmWhere? 19AD04Open to: Staff, Students Rosie Garland is guest lecturer at the University of Surrey, as part of the 'Cultures in Contact' seminar series. http://www.surrey.ac.uk/englishandlanguages/news_and_events/events/2015/cultures_in_contact_2_Dec_15.htm    
Event: LONDON: WINTER TALES - organised by Oil 54 and Arcane Publishing Date: 27th February 2016Venue: The Harrison, King's Cross (basement venue) http://harrisonbar.co.uk/28 Harrison street,London WC1H 8JFTimes: It will probably be an early start so we can fit everyone comfortably (eg 6pm to 11pm). To Be Confirmed Line-up: we are…

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  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read
    April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read

    An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
    Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

    Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
    “In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
    Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


    https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:26
  • 'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

    I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
    I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

    https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

    “Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

    Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

    Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
    Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
    Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

    Written on Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:20
  • 11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest
    11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest

    I’m deeply honoured!
    The British Council has invited me to read, perform, and present workshops in India…
    I’ve been invited to TWO exciting literary events: Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (11th January 2020) AND Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune (12th January 2020).

    I can’t wait – not only for the opportunity to share my work in India for the first time… but to meet so many inspiring writers!

    Written on Monday, 23 December 2019 14:19
  • 10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today
    10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today

    I’m thrilled to announce that Val McDermid has selected me as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today!

    Val said: “These writers are writing for everyone. These are not words for a niche readership. These are not writings for a ghetto. These are the works of writers who have something to say that can be – and should be – heard by as many people as possible.”

    She continued: “Auden was wrong when he claimed “poetry makes nothing happen”. Words do change the world, reader by reader. They open our eyes, they provoke thought. The work of these 10 writers… will awaken in us fresh delight in the wonder of words.”

    The list was commissioned by the National Centre for Writing and British Council, supported by Arts Council England as part of a two-year programme to promote writing from the UK to an international audience. It also includes the amazing Colette Bryce, Juno Dawson, Juliet Jacques, Keith Jarrett, Kirsty Logan, Andrew McMillan, Fiona Mozley, Mary Paulson-Ellis & Luke Turner.

    The Guardian - The Word Is Out. Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding lgbtq writers

    Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:44