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‘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 through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.
Those who register to 'attend' will receive an event link by email the day before the event.

Details & eventbrite link tbc

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

Mancunian Ways Anthology launch (Fly on the Wall Press)

FRIDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2020
FROM 20:00-22:00

Zoom link below! This event will be JAM-PACKED with Mancunian performers, loud and proud. Come for the accents, the imagery, the eccentricity and the pure northern grit.

The Mancunian Ways Anthology fuses poetry, art and photography to embody the spirit of Manchester and paint a picture of the changing city. We travel from rousing celebrations of resilience (in the light of the Manchester Arena bombing), to showcases of talent throughout history (Manchester’s inventors, artists, scientists and dreamers) and ultimately enjoy a vibrant mix of creativity from this vibrant city.

In collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library & Manchester City Of Literature
Supported by Arts Council England

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZYscu6vrzorE9E9...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/mancunian-ways-anthology

Publication day: What Girls Do in the Dark (Nine Arches Press)

Rosie Garland’s dauntless and enthralling new poetry collection, What Girls Do in the Dark, invites us to leap into deep space - across a universe where light, names, place and time become the “distance between things that stand like sisters”. We venture through strange night-time transformations, between northerly points and places of being and not-being. In a twilight alive with glimmering energy, we discover not just outer-space, but inner space – where the body and the self are made of infinite galaxies, illuminated for the briefest blink of a life.
Garland’s poetry is rooted in the realm of gothic imagination, mythology and the uncanny. It contains magnitudes and magic, feminist fables starstruck with science and astronomy. Like comets, these dazzling poems explore containment, liberation, near-misses, extinction, and ultimately, they ask what it means to escape the pull of gravity and blaze your own bright, all-consuming and astonishing path.

£9.99 – available now

https://ninearchespress.com/shop.html#!/What-Girls-Do-in-the-Dark-Rosie-Garland/p/215785787/category=8486213

ISBN: 978-1-913437-05-3
eISBN: 978-1-913437-06-0
Price £9.99
Date: 15th October 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 72 pp

A National Poetry Day Cabaret featuring Rosie Garland, Gregory Leadbetter & Maria Taylor, in partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival

Join contemporary poets Rosie Garland, Gregory Leadbetter and Maria Taylor in
The New Romantics: a Poetry Cabaret
Celebrating National Poetry Day and its theme of VISION.
Thursday 1st October 7.30pm (BST)
This event is available via the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/0rjVx_G1LeM

Our trio of poets explore life, death and everything in between. Considering elements of myth, magic, the supernatural and transnatural, with poems that celebrate the contemporary gothic imagination and romanticism.
Hear these poets perform new work from their latest collections, published by Nine Arches Press. Showcasing Rosie Garland What Girls Do in the Dark, Gregory Leadbetter Maskwork and Maria Taylor Dressing for the Afterlife.
In partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival 2020.

i was honoured to be inaugural Writer-in-residence at The John Rylands Library, Manchester from 2018-2019.

Photos by Jill Jennings. Please contact for permissions.
http://www.jilljennings.com/

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
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Saturday, 05 September 2020 10:59

Gothic Manchester Festival - October 2017

Gothic Manchester Festival - October 2017

Comperes Rosie Lugosi The Vampire Queen and Liquorice Black introduced a Gothic catwalk show to remember, for the grand finale of Manchester’s Halloween in the City.

Friday, 04 September 2020 08:51

What Girls Do In The Dark

The stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
Out October 2020, Nine Arches Press
https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

 

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