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Sunday, 15 November 2015 14:04

19.11.2015 - Polari Tour, Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM Writers' Studio
25 Hockley,
Nottingham, NG1 1FH
7.30pm – 10.30pm
With Rosie Garland, Gregory Woods, Hayley Green and VG Lee

Hosted by Paul Burston with readings from Gregory Woods, Rosie Garland, Vg Lee and Hayley Green.
Part of this year's Polari National Tour, funded by Arts Council England

This event will be BSL interpreted by Elvire Roberts

£8 (£5 conc) from
http://nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk/event/polari-literary-salon-event-space/

0115 837224

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:17

2.9.2015 - great weather for MEDIA, Manchester

great weather for MEDIA

3MT
Afflecks Arcade,
35-39, Oldham Street,
M1 1JG Manchester
£5 entry
Doors open 7:00 pm, show starts 7:30 pm

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to return to Manchester, England!

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Before Passing, with great weather for MEDIA contributors and special guests. This will be an astounding evening of spoken word.

Performers are Dominic Berry, Prue Chamberlain, Rose Condo, Rosie Garland, Ciarán Hodgers, Jane Ormerod, Rebecca Audra Smith, Patricia Snake, Nadine West, and Emma Wootton.

Bar open until 11:00 pm

www.greatweatherformedia.com

 

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:05

19.8.2015 - JibbaJabba, Edinburgh Free Fringe

JibbaJabba

The Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)
29 - 35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG Edinburgh
Time: 11:05 pm - 12:05 am
Free event

Yay, Jibba's back and going wild in Edinburgh, bringing you cheeky lil' hour long versions of Newcastle's eclectic epics!

I'm guesting on Weds 19th August, along with Kevin Cadwallender & Steve Urwin.

If you've not been along before, Jibba's a lively party of word based tomfoolery featuring THREE different & fantastic guest SPOKEN WORD PERFORMERS / COMEDIANS every night, plus our usual quick-fire mic-grab, OPEN MIC shenanigans. (Time limit announced on night depending on attendance. No registration necessary - Sitting near the front advisable if busy).

Whether you want to join in, or just want to check out the show, it'll be fantastic to see you there!

FREE ENTRY (with a voluntary donation bucket on t' door at the end)

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Antwerp Queer Arts Festival - Literature evening

Venue: Bibliotheek Permeke (Antwerp Central Library Permeke)
De Coninckplein 25-26 (entrance Dambruggestraat)
2060 Antwerp
Tickets: 5 euro
Doors open 20.00, start 20.30, end 22.30.

This evening we are joined by two female authors: the Belgian journalist and writer Gaea Schoeters and the British writer and cabaret chanteuse Rosie Garland, the Vampire Queen, who is also known by her alter ego Rosie Lugosi. They are joined by young Belgian talent Yannick Dangre. They will read and perform their work while soprano Naomi Beeldens and pianist Alexandra Oppo provide musical and literary guidance throughout the evening. A literary evening, but not as you know it.

Click to go to Antwerp Queer Arts Festival site

Click to go to Bibliotheek Permeke site

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The Big Comfy Bookshop
Part of Coventry's FIRST Pride!

Time: 3-4pm
Saturday 27th June

Tickets: free! Turn up on the day.
Venue: The Big Comfy Bookshop
UNIT 2F, FARGO VILLAGE
FAR GOSFORD STREET
COVENTRY CV1 5EA

Join us for an afternoon with Rosie Garland!
She will be reading from Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, talking about writing and answering questions. Taking place at the lovely Big Comfy Bookshop at Fargo Creative Village in Coventry.

Click to go to Fargo Village website

 

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Part of Independent Booksellers Week 2015

Bookseller Crow on the Hill
50 Westow Street
Crystal Palace
London SE19 3AF

Time: 7 for 7.30 and finished by 9pm.

Rosie Garland will be reading alongside Brooklyn author Kathleen Alcott whose debut Infinite Home is out in July.

Click to go Bookseller Crow webpage

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Thursday 11th June

Poetry Reading in the back room
The Albert,
Victoria Lane
Huddersfield HD1 2QF
(opposite the Library)

8.00pm
Free, all welcome
Four exciting readers:
Rosie Garland + others tbc

"The Albert will, to future literary historians, be as important a site as those coffee houses that Dr Johnson messed about in; and those trenches that all those war poets crouched in, scribbling. It's in the middle of Huddersfield (of course) and it houses one of the liveliest series of readings in the known universe." Ian McMillan

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Sunday, 01 March 2015 13:51

26.3.2015 - JibbaJabba, Newcastle

Jenni Pascoe with support from Apples and Snakes presents


JIBBAJABBA

 

Newcastle's favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course – POETRY!

Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this essential evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from around the nation! This month features the talents of Rosie Garland.

Plus there will be the usual quick-fire open mic jam all offered up to you by the terrifically talented Jenni 'Jazzhands' Pascoe.

When: Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm
Where: The Cumberland Arms,
James Place Street,
Newcastle NE6 1LD
Tickets: £4
Booking: on the door

Open mic: jam session – anyone can take it for 3 minutes!

Click to go to Jibba Jabba Facebook page

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Sunday, 01 March 2015 13:44

18.3.2015 - Literary Death Match, London

PEOPLE OF ENDLESS INTELLECT! For our 9-year LDM anniversary on 18/3, we're heading to The Phoenix - for one of those dream nights that we so want you to be a part of. Another reason: some important people are slated to come, and if the place is packed, and you are your usual lit-loving delirious, that'll only help our cause (vagueries abound!).

Selling points: we've teamed with the wizards at The Borough Press to bring LIONEL SHRIVER (she wrote We Need to Talk About Kevin) to the stage and she is going to light it the expletive up, and we're nailing down our last two judges that'll make you super-happy to be alive.

Where: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP
When: Show at 8:15pm sharp; doors at 7pm; afterparty after!
Tickets: £8 pre-order; £10 on the door

What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

JUDGES:
*Literary Merit: Lionel Shriver, author We Need to Talk About Kevin, Big Brother, So Much For That
*Performance: TBA!
*Intangibles: TBA!

READERS:
* Will Hodgkinson, rock & pop critic (The Times, Mojo), TV presenter, memoirist of The House is Full of Yogis
* Rosie Garland, performer, chanteuse, poet and writer of Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities
* Andrea Bennett, author of Galina Petrovna's 3-Legged Dog Story
* Matt Plampin, author of The Street Philosopher

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga & LDM Exec Producer Suzanne Azzopardi

http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/march-18-at-the-phoenix.html

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Monday, 16 February 2015 14:51

11.3.2015 - INCITE Poetry, London

INCITE POETRY

Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,
1 Phoenix St,
London WC2H 8BU
Date: Wed 11th March 2015 at 7pm – 9.30pm

Special guests – Rosie Garland and Rod Tame.
Hosted by Trudy Howson

The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!

The first part is normally the performance part and the second half -after an interval – is for you. Throughout the night you can add your name to our Open Mic list and look forward to your slot of poetry. Anything goes! You may be seasoned, it may be your first time or you may want to try something out.

For further information see Facebook Incite Poetry

It starts at 7pm and usually goes on untill 9:30pm with free jazz performances for attendees afterwards.

Click to go to Camden LGBT Forum site

 

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    Since I wrote about the Power of Asking, I’ve been heartened by how many writers have told me they’re going to ask for Writers’ Residencies too. There are plenty of questions: What do you say? What do you ask for? This blog offers a few suggestions.

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    How do you get an introduction?
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    What about money?
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    Then again – aim for the stars! One writer told me she’s asking for a residency at a private members’ club with buckets of money. Needless to say, she IS asking them to fund it.

    What’s the worst that can happen?
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    Keep going. Keep asking.

    https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-ask-for-a-residency/

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    “I’ve just been appointed the first writer-in-residence at The John Rylands Library. How did I manage this wonderful achievement? I asked.

    Sounds easy.

    It wasn’t. If you’re anything like me (and the longer I live, the more I realise I’m not alone), asking is far more difficult than it sounds.

    Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Unless you were born with a set of silver spoons in your mouth (which is everyone reading this, right?), then you’ve worked out that opportunities don’t fall magically into your lap. You’ve had to work hard to get where you are.

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    I have to take a deep breath, and ask. So, why is it so difficult?

    Here’s my take. I grew up with a spectacularly unhelpful dictum: Ask, don’t get. Don’t ask, don’t want. I shared this with friends recently, and was shocked to discover it’s very common. I end up stuck in a bizarre Catch 22 situation, thinking that if I have to ask for something, then I don’t deserve it. Or, that I must to wait for someone else to ask me. The most I’m allowed to do is stand around looking hopeful.
    This lose-lose mentality is combined with a vicious internal critic. I call her Mavis (I’ve blogged about her here and run Anti-Mavis workshops). She never, ever says anything nice. If someone says they like my writing, Mavis jumps in and whispers ‘they’re only being nice.’ In fact, she can be neatly summed up by this great Savage Chickens cartoon (Doug Savage):

    Naturally, my internal critic undermined any notion that somewhere as amazing as The John Rylands Library would want the likes of me.

    So – standing up and asking for what I want can be pretty damn hard. I’m swamped with fears of rejection, coming over as needy, an underachiever, someone who’s failed because they need to ask.

    Luckily, this isn’t a poor-me blog.

    Years ago I decided that I was not going to let fear of rejection stop me living a life that is too darn short as it is. I take inspiration from Jia Jiang, whose TED talk about dealing with rejection is well worth 15 minutes of anyone’s time.

    So, however hard it is to ask, to put myself forward, to send that manuscript to a competition or agent – I take several deep breaths and do it. In the words of Susan Jeffers: ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.

    And here’s the good news. The John Rylands Library is delighted to have a writer-in-residence. Correction: The John Rylands Library is delighted to have me as a writer-in-residence.

    I have told Mavis to put that in her pipe and smoke it.

    Coming next – what I asked for, and how to ask for a residency.”

    https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2018/12/10/the-power-of-asking/

    Written on Saturday, 02 March 2019 15:36