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Thursday, 01 April 2021 12:49

Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'

I can safely say I never expected to share an anthology with Sappho & Oscar Wilde!
So I’m thrilled my story ‘You’ll Do’ is featured in ‘Queer: LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday’ edited by Frank Wynne.
https://headofzeus.com/books/9781789542332

Queer is an unabashed and unapologetic anthology, drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Rimbaud to Anaïs Nin, and from Armistead Maupin to Alison Bechdel, translator Frank Wynne has collected a hundred of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.
Queer straddles the spectrum of queer experience, from Verlaine's sonnet in praise of his lover's anus and Emily Dickinson's exhortation of a woman's beauty, to Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of her coming out, Juno Dawson's reflections on gender and Oscar Wilde's 'De Profundis'.

Published in News

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

Published in News
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:48

October 2017 - Diva review of The Night Brother!

Huge thanks to Kaite Welsh, Books Editor at Diva Magazine for this superb review of The Night Brother!
Here’s the full text of the review…

Diva review October 2017

"A must for anyone missing Sarah Waters’ foray into the Victorian era, siblings Edie and Gnome explore the delights of 19th century Manchester in Rosie Garland’s third novel - he during the night, her during the day. The prose is lush and vivid as gender fluidity mingles with magical realism. Edie grows increasingly jealous of her brother’s freedom and exhausted by her double life and the restrictions society places upon her. In The Night Brother, Garland crafts a study in dualism that would make Henry Jekyll jealous, and establishes herself as one of Britain’s best new historical novelists."

Kaite Welsh

http://www.divamag.co.uk/

Published in News
Saturday, 05 September 2020 11:06

The Time-Travelling Suffragettes - 2018

The Time-Travelling Suffragettes

Photographed by Chris Keller Jackson at Cherie Bebe Burlesque.
https://www.crankphoto.co.uk/

In 2018, to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote in the UK, I devised the Time-Travelling Suffragettes. (Music performed by pianist Éilish McCracken).

“Armed with banners, a twinkle in their eye and a spanner or two for throwing into the works, The Time –Travelling Suffragettes have travelled to the present day to raise their voices in rousing song. They perform updated versions of nineteenth-century popular classics, making lyrical stops along the way in their musical journey towards the twenty-first century.
Inspired by the enduring influence of Music Hall and its power to subvert whilst being thoroughly entertaining, they cast a queerly suffragette eye upon songs such as The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery, I’m Shy Mary Ellen and Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy – and many more.
A timely reminder that suffragettes were far more than Nice Ladies In Hats, that the battles are never done, and how far we still have to go.
In Kitty’s words – ‘we are historical oddities from a time of struggle and dissent. We beg your forbearance! After all, 21st century audiences cannot possibly comprehend what it is like to live in a world which harbours inequality…”
YouTube links:
‘I’m Bi, Mary Ellen, I’m Bi’ at Club Big, Rock Art, HOMEMcr
https://youtu.be/rbt16fUeNAY
‘A Little Of What You Fancy’ at Club Big, Rock Art, HOMEMcr
https://youtu.be/fMZVYsdLDnA
#Vote100

Published in Gallery
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:46

Ellipsis Zine, issue Five: Love | Pride (2019)

Ellipsis Zine, issue Five: Love | Pride

A collection of flash fiction by LGBTQ+ writers, or celebrating LGBTQ+ characters, from 20 of the best contemporary flash fiction writers.

Includes my short story ‘She’s not there’.

This collection was compiled by Christopher Allen and Helen Rye. It includes the beautifully crafted words of: Alison Woodhouse, Sharon Telfer, Danny Beusch, Dave Murray, Christopher Allen, Callum McLaughlin, Ruby D. Jones, Charlotte Wührer, Len Lukowski, Laura Clay, Diane Simmons, Rosie Garland, Ruth Joffre, Sonja Murphy, Martin Cloutier, Die Booth, Lucy Grace, Tom Marcantonio, Nikki Donadio and Rupert Dastur.

https://www.ellipsiszine.com/five/

Published in Short Stories
Worcester LGBTQ+ Reading Group
Tuesday 27th April 2021
5.30pm

Join our relaxed and friendly LGBTQ+ network community book club to discuss LGBTQ+ focused books and have some fun!

April 27th guest writer is Rosie Garland, poet & novelist.

Join students from the University of Worcester for friendly, relaxed discussions about LGBTQ+ books. Our intention is to structure our weekly sessions in order to make each week interesting (by including a different area of discussion/activity) and to help you engage with the book and the topic discussed.These sessions are run by young people for young people aged 16-25, based in Worcestershire. In association with Worcestershire libraries.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbtq-book-club-tickets-140083630911

Published in Gig List
Saturday, 03 October 2020 11:53

21.10.2020: Incite! LGBT+ open mic night – ONLINE

Incite Poetry
London’s best Queer poetry event is going online!

Join Incite! Online on Wednesday 21st October for a very special celebration of London’s longest running LGBTQ+ poetry event. Performance poet Hannah Chutzpah will host an evening of poetry and spoken word performances via Zoom.
With special guest Rosie Garland.

Read and recite your own work at the online open mic or simply join the audience and enjoy listening to some of the best LGBTQ spoken word around.
For event link please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/event/incite-poetry/

https://www.facebook.com/IncitePoetry

Published in Gig List
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 09:27

17-21.8.2020 - Leeds Digital Pride ONLINE

Digital Pride Programme

Starting on Monday 17 August, celebrations of Leeds Pride will be showcased across a range of digital channels. The full programme is below:

Pride Film Festival
The University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University and Leeds Beckett University have collaborated with Hyde Park Picture House to create a self-curating LGBT+ film programme. The programme provides links to more than 25 films, both long and short form, which can be navigated as a personal mini Pride Film Festival.
We are really excited about the programme, with Leeds’ friendly, local indie cinema Hyde Park Picture house profiling a new film every day. It includes suggestions from LGBT+ author, musician, poet Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi); and members of the LGBT+ networks at the three coordinating universities.

The full film listing will go live on the University’s Medium account later this week. Follow the University of Leeds on twitter where we will be sharing all Medium articles as they go live throughout the week.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4653/universities_in_leeds-together_for_pride_2020

Published in Gig List
Out on the Page

16 May, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
Online Zoom Video-Conference

Guest Writer Q&A: ROSIE GARLAND | Free Event

Join award-winning writer Rosie Garland for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore with Rosie, amongst other things, her experience of emerging as a writer. She will also do a short reading of her writing.

Out on the Page was set up in 2018 by Paul Bradley-Cong as an experimental project to bring together LGBTQ+ writers to write, support each other and to share information and experiences.

https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/event-details/guest-writer-q-a-rosie-garland-free-event

Published in Gig List
Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:02

24.2.2020 - Oldham LGBTQ4U Launch Night

Oldham LGBTQ4U Launch Night with Rosie Garland

Oldham Library
Greaves Street
Oldham
OL1 1AL

Mon, February 24, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Free event

Oldham 0LGBTQ4U
Celebrate LGBT History Month & the Launch of a new LGBT initiative @Oldham Library in partnership with LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation and Oldham Libraries invites you to the launch night of a new Oldham group initiative – Oldham LGBTQ4U. Meeting the last Monday of every month at Oldham Library, the group aims to bring together LGBT people, Queer people, and allies who wish to expand their social and cultural horizons. The group is open to all LGBT communities, we aim to be as inclusive as possible and to reach people who might otherwise feel socially isolated due to their age, ethnicity, identity, sexuality or gender.

To launch this new group initiative and to celebrate LGBT History Month we have invited performer, writer, and Queer historian Rosie Garland. Rosie will talk about their recent residency at John Rylands Library and the notion of ‘queering the library’, recite pieces from some of their recent work, and the importance of LGBT History month to our communities.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oldham-lgbtq4u-launch-night-with-rosie-garland-tickets-93055528591?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

http://www.oldham-council.co.uk/libevent/events/view/united-kingdom/oldham/oldham-library/oldham-lgbtq4u-launch-night-with-rosie-garland

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News and Events

  • Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'
    Feb 2021 - short story featured in 'Queer'

    I can safely say I never expected to share an anthology with Sappho & Oscar Wilde!
    So I’m thrilled my story ‘You’ll Do’ is featured in ‘Queer: LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday’ edited by Frank Wynne.
    https://headofzeus.com/books/9781789542332

    Queer is an unabashed and unapologetic anthology, drawing together writing from Catullus to Sappho, from Rimbaud to Anaïs Nin, and from Armistead Maupin to Alison Bechdel, translator Frank Wynne has collected a hundred of the finest works representing queer love by LGBTQ authors.
    Queer straddles the spectrum of queer experience, from Verlaine's sonnet in praise of his lover's anus and Emily Dickinson's exhortation of a woman's beauty, to Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of her coming out, Juno Dawson's reflections on gender and Oscar Wilde's 'De Profundis'.

    Written on Thursday, 01 April 2021 12:49
  • 16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland
    16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland

    Thrilled that 'Now that you are not-you' is Guardian Poem of the Week!

    "A very modern, secular kind of elegy reflects on death with a surprising lightness" - Carol Rumens

    "This week’s poem is from What Girls Do in the Dark, the latest collection by the multi-talented Rosie Garland. It stands alone, while extending the narrative of the short poem that immediately precedes it, Stargazer. The setting of Stargazer is a hospital bedside, where the dying patient’s visitor must navigate “the vertigo tilt / of old words like spread, outlook, time.” That poem ends with the metaphors that will be reconfigured in Now that you are not-you. “Doctors / murmur the names of new constellations / - astrocyte, hippocampus, glioblastoma – and calculate / the growth of nebulae; this rising tide of cells that climbs / the Milky Way of the spine to flood your head with light.”

    Read the whole article here...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/nov/16/poem-of-the-week-now-that-you-are-not-you-by-rosie-garland

    Written on Monday, 16 November 2020 15:28
  • 12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE
    12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE

    7.30pm GMT

    Join us to celebrate the launch of What Girls Do in the Dark by Rosie Garland, with guests Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys
    About this Event
    Join Rosie Garland, plus guest writers Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys to celebrate the publication of Rosie's new poetry collection What Girls Do in the Dark.
    Thursday 12th November 7.30pm (GMT)
    This event will be streamed live & can be viewed now, through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z7yq1Ey_U&feature=youtu.be

     

    Written on Thursday, 05 November 2020 15:48
  • Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)
    Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)

    I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
    - then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
    Out October 2020
    https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

    Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:31
  • 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