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An evening with Rosie Garland

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate,
M3 3EH Manchester

The John Rylands Library's inaugural writer in residence reads from her new novel for the first time!

This exciting evening event will include readings by Rosie from the unpublished manuscript, a Q&A session and a book signing.

Rosie feels an affinity with libraries and has chosen to set her new novel in The John Rylands Library in the 1980s. She has been writing the novel in the heart of The John Rylands Library, on the gallery in the Historic Reading Room.

If you have a question you’d like Rosie to answer in the Q&A session, feel free to email it in advance to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosie Garland is an award-winning writer of novels, poems and short stories, and performer and singer with post punk band The March Violets. Her highly acclaimed novels include The Palace of Curiosities in 2013, followed by Vixen in 2015 and The Night Brother in 2017, which is set in Manchester in the late 19th and early 20th century. Val McDermid also recently selected Rosie as one of her top 10 LGBTQ writers in the UK.
Book your place now via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-rosie-garland-tickets-72247796103?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3fV60Hkxyz3SQbZsbWWVUD2hSJaIAmA5sqoaLTaL9QwfLc9thhIeUz6bg

This event has a limited number of spaces. If you make a booking and cannot attend, please cancel your booking so that we may offer the ticket to someone else.

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Friday, 27 September 2019 07:44

16.10.2019 - Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation

Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation

Lumb Bank
The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre
Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6DF

Fiction: Work-in-Progress
Monday October 14th - Saturday October 19th 2019

Delighted to be guest tutor on this Arvon Foundation writing course. (with wonderful tutors Amanda Smyth & Chris Cleave)
An inspiring week to focus on a work-in-progress and how to bring it to completion, with practical guidance and workshops to help navigate the challenging and
exciting process of developing your narrative. We will explore the bare bones of writing fiction – sourcing ideas, plot, character, setting, dialogue and point of view. This structured, focused course will send you away knowing what you need to do to finish your fiction project, and leave you feeling surprised at how much progress you’ve made. Come with your curiosity and ideas.

https://www.arvon.org/tutors/rosie-garland/

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Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman & Rosie Garland

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.30pm
Location: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LL
Tickets: Free

Join us for an evening of readings from the poetry and prose of Tania Hershman and Rosie Garland, two acclaimed Manchester-based writers who are currently working in the Gothic mode. Tania and Rosie will read from selections of their work, and join in conversation with Dale Townshend, Professor of Gothic Literature from the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman's third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, was published by Unthank Books in May 2017, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press in July 2019. Tania is curator of short story hub ShortStops celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.

Rosie Garland
Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland also performs as infamous alter-ego Rosie Lugosi Vampire Queen. With a passion for language nurtured by public libraries, her work’s appeared in Under the Radar, The North, Spelk, Rialto, Mslexia & elsewhere.
She is inaugural writer in residence at The John Rylands Library, Manchester.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-manchester-gothic-an-audience-with-tania-hershman-rosie-garland-tickets-65107642712?ref=eios

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Rogue Alternative Fair, Manchester

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
102 Oldham St,
Manchester

Tickets: £4 in advance and £5 on the door.
Sun, 13 Oct, 01:00 – 17:00

The Rogue Model Management Halloween fair and cabaret returns for another fangtastic instalment With this edition having an array of sinfully naughty delights. Trick or treat?
Hosted by the fabulous Valen Vain watch delectable Performances that are sure to be hotter than hell by Lolita Laytex, Dante-Layla and Kitty Massacre alongside a guest appearance by Rosie Garland!

Fancy a shopping spree? Then check out the array of amazing traders onsite selling crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories plus more!
Come party with us rogues for an unforgettable sinful Halloween soirée!

Over 18's Only.
Visit the events section of: https://www.facebook.com/roguemodelmanagement/
for trader and performer updates.

On the door discount for NUS/Emergency Services/Armed Forces/Veterans.
Tickets will also available from the Frog and Bucket booking office. Please check their page for opening times.

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Gothic Writing workshop, Clayton Hall

Dark Fiction Writing Course at Clayton Hall
Clayton Hall,
Clayton Hall Road,
Manchester, M11 4RU

I’m delighted to be guest workshop facilitator at Clayton Hall in October.

Writer-in-residence Hannah Kate leads a six-part weekly writing course (with performance night) in the unique and evocative setting of Clayton Hall. Learn techniques for creating atmospheric and evocative writing, workshop your ideas, and share your work in a friendly and supportive environment. This course also includes a guest workshop from Manchester author Rosie Garland.

Wed 2 Oct (7-9pm): Guest workshop by Rosie Garland

https://www.visitmanchester.com/whats-on/dark-fiction-writing-course-at-clayton-hall-p427171

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 16:12

1.10.2019 - Testify, Chester

Testify

Hanky Panky Pancakes
20 Commonhall Street,
CH1 2BJ Chester,
Cheshire

Poetry Without The Pretension

Come and share your words with us!
Whether you're new to poetry or a seasoned professional, all are welcome to come and share their work.
Don't fancy performing? Come and watch for an inspiring night

Tues 1st October at 7:30pm – special guest – Rosie Garland!

Sign up on the night for a slot - sign ups from 7pm

Pay What You Feel (suggested £3)

https://www.testifypoetry.co.uk/

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 16:02

23.9.2019 - BICONIC, Manchester

Biconic - Spoken Word for Bi Visibility Day

The Font
7-9 New Wakefield St,
M1 5NP Manchester

19:00-01:00
Donation on the door PAYF

Join us for a spectacular charity night of spoken word from some of the North West's finest bi and pan identifying poets and writers! We will have poems, games, unicorn dress up, cocktails, mocktails, prizes and an amazing DJ to take us through til 1am.

LOOK AT OUR INCREDIBLE LINE UP:
Jackie Hagan
Rosie Garland
Kinsman
Maz Hedgehog
Genevieve Walsh
J Lythgoe
Mica Sinclair
Bob Horton
Xavier Velastin
Jane Claire Bradley
Janey Colbourne
Bryony Bates
Midnight Shelley
Andy Pilkington
Bonnie Hancell

Plus your comperes Drew Lawson and Helen Darby

On the decks: The sublime JESS ROSE
All proceeds will be split equally between Biscuit and Biphoria
Unicorn cocktails from Font - one pound from every sale to charity
Come and be super visible bi and pan and allies with us!!

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Writers in the Bath

The Bath Hotel
66 Victoria St,
Sheffield, S3 7QL

Entry: £4
Time: 7.30

Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The Bath
With special guests Rosie Garland & Dawn Gorman!

We’re honoured to have guest writers who held us in thrall last time they visited, & surely will again. Let’s turn out in force to welcome them to the warmth of The Bath. Arrive early if you want to get a seat.
Open Mic Event
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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

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Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special

Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh EH3 5AQ

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:30 PM 7:30 PM

with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie Thrasivoulou
MC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevenson
open mic slots available

Don’t miss our Book Fringe special of Listen Softly, our beloved monthly poetry night that creates a supportive and relaxed atmosphere for performance. Featuring three performances Rosie Garland, Jane Bradley and Jamie Thrasivoulou + open mic slots!
Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much joviality and encouragement.
If you are interested in trying out new material or flexing your performance muscles (no experience required) then comment below or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.bookfringe.com/whatson/listensoftly

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News and Events

  • 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