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The Palace of Curiosities - paperback available from 26th September 2013
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Thanks to Eric Page at GScene Magazine for this great review!
GSCENE JUNE 2013
Book review: 'The Palace of Curiosities' - Eric Page

Cast out by Victorian society, eve and Abel find succour from an unlikely source. They soar to fame as The Lion Faced Girl and The Flayed Man, star performers in professor Josiah Arroner's Palace of Curiosities. Set in 1850s London, this is the story of Eve and Abel, both freaks of nature searching for escape. It tenderly explores what it's like to be different and traces their struggle for self-discovery on the boundaries of what is perceived as human.

Garland has produced a fascinating and delightful book. Like a cross between Philip Pullman and Angela Carter, she takes us on an evocative and wonderful journey, full of magical delights and stunning set pieces.

It's her debut novel and such an accomplished work. Her style is a joy. She made me gasp with the audacity of her ideas and smile with the lush beauty of her prose. Check her website for performance, poetry and written work. She's as interesting as the characters she creates!

Go and buy yourself a copy now, please – you'll love it!

www.gscene.com

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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival – theatre event and reading from The Palace of Curiosities

Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 5pm
Venue: The Birchcliffe Centre,
Birchcliffe Road,
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG

Cost: £8 (£6) To book advance tickets, click the link below

Roll up! Listen to poet Rosie Garland read from her bewitching first novel. Marvel at the delights of a Victorian fairground curiosity sideshow!

Event website and to book tickets - click this link

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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival – creative writing workshop

Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Upstairs at The Birchcliffe Centre,
Birchcliffe Road,
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG
Cost: Free but BOOK IN ADVANCE (20 places) - click the link below

Suitable for 12+

Ok, so you've already read out your poetry on stage... or you are getting up the courage to do so... but how can you make it (even more) memorable?

This workshop uses practical techniques to help you make your mark on stage. Expert advice from our top performance poet on performing and staging your work.

To reserve a free place - click here for information

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An Evening Of Curiosities With Rosie Garland Supported By Stirred Poets.

Date - Thursday 27 June 2013
Time - 20:00 - 21:30
Venue - The Albert Club,
39-41 Old Lansdowne Road,
Manchester, M20 2PA
Tickets - £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!

For event website - click this link

"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

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'Try Reading Someone New' event

Rosie Garland is well known as a poet and performer. Her first published novel set in 1850s London, is the story of Eve and Abel; both freaks of nature searching for escape. It explores what it's like to be different, and traces their struggle for self-discovery on the boundaries of what is perceived as human.

Date - Tue 25 Jun 2013 7pm
Venue - Altrincham Library
20 Stamford New Road,
Altrincham, WA14 1EJ

Price - Tickets free with charge for light refreshments

Suitable for - Adult

For event website - click this link

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The Verb - BBC Radio 3

Date – 21th June 2013

Time – 22.00 – 22.45

  • Tune in to 90-93 FM
  • Rosie presents her new short story, commissioned for BBC Radio 3 The Verb's season of Mid-Life Fairy Tales.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qwhv8

BBC Radio 3: the week's schedule - click this link

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Sunday, 19 May 2013 09:12

19.5.2013 - New blog interviews!

Two new blog interviews / reviews about the launch of The Palace of Curiosities – and how long it's taken to get here.

First up: Tim Diggles - Legend – Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi)

‘What has always amazed me is that you have so many different aspects to your work. You write in your name Rosie Garland; you write and perform as your alter-ego Rosie Lugosi; you are the lead singer of The March Violets; you are a Goth icon; a legend in the world of burlesque; star of Woman’s Hour and women’s magazines; are there any other facets we don’t know about?’

Read the full interview here - click this link

Next up: Yatterings - More than a sideshow – Rosie Garland's The Palace of Curiosities.
  • 'An assured and magical novel. Her poetic output provides the writing's lyricism and her involvement in cabaret and Goth gives her an eye for the strange.'

Read the full interview here - click this link

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Blimey! I'm being used as the poster girl for next week's (sold out) Literary Death Match event The Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

This event is sold out but you can sign up for the waitlist - as tickets become available you will be contacted:

Waiting List

Here's the lineup of THE READERS

  • * Rosie Garland, the debut author of The Palace of Curiosities
  • * James Benmore, author of Dodger
  • * A.L. Kennedy, actor, writer, comedian
  • * Peter Rosengard, record-breaking life insurance salesman, founder of The Comedy Store

Literary Death Match London - link

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A gripping evening featuring stories from writers including Edgar Allan Poe, hosted by English and Creative Writing staff and guest author, Rosie Garland.

Lisa Mansell, Paul Houghton and Mark Brown will present a lecture, readings and installations to keep you in suspense.

Date: Tuesday May 28th,

Time: 7.30 - 9.30

Location: Spode China Hall (ATTENDEES Meet at 7:00pm outside Stoke Film Theatre, College Road to be guided to the venue!), Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2EF

Booking: BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING THIS LINK

Fringefest link - click here

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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