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Literally Gothic

Join us for our very first 'Literally Gothic', Alderney's new one-day celebration of Gothic literature. Together with our five fascinating speakers, we will explore the origins of "gothic", the themes that bind the literary genre together, and how they are reflected in the works of our guest authors.

Rosie Garland, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Anna Mazzola, Karen Maitland & Andre Hurley

Rosie Garland – 1.30pm ‘The Beastly & the Beautiful’

Venue & Times
Saturday, 16th October 2021
09.30-12.00 & 13.30-17.30 hrs.
Methodist Church, Alderney at the bottom of Victoria Street.

Ticket Types & Prices:
~ Single Talk Tickets - £20 each. Buy online at link below.
~ Rover Tickets (entry to all 5 talks) - £75. Buy online at link below.
~ FREE to under-18 year olds but places are limited.

Books:
A limited number of books are available to buy. These can be bought on our website link below or at the Festival. These can be signed and/or dedicated for you by the author at Literally Gothic.

https://www.alderneyliterarytrust.com/literally-gothic

International Translation Day 2021

Honoured to have my poem ‘Something in the Water’ translated into Sorani in ‘My Body Is Not Yours’, an e-anthology of translated poetry launched by Manchester and Slemani Cities of Literature.
It’s a real honour to be with so many inspiring writers linking Manchester & Slemani!

“International Translation Day (30th September) sees the publication of an e-anthology of poetry in translation from two cities: Manchester in Northern England and Slemani in the Kurdistan province in Northern Iraq.
“The more we see others, the more clearly we can see ourselves and that’s what the impossible act of translation offers us: a glimpse out of our language, land, and moment, a way to see a wider world, a way to help our own world hold more, a way to see ourselves grow.”
– Alana Marie Levinson-LaBrosse, Kashkul, American University in Slemani

Since March 2020, a team of translators supported by academics and the offices of Manchester and Slemani UNESCO Cities of Literature have been busy translating historical and contemporary poetry from English into Kurdish Sorani and vice versa. For the vast majority of the poets included, this anthology marks the first time they have been translated into Kurdish or English.”

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/news/my-body-is-not-yours-e-anthology-of-translated-poetry-launched-by-manchester-and-slemani-cities-of-literature/

Monday, 23 August 2021 12:54

5.9.2021 - Yes We Can’t ONLINE

Yes We Can’t!

Sunday 5th September 2021
7.30pm – 10pm
Free event / pay as you feel

Online poetry from Poets, Prattlers & Pandemonialists.
Welcoming headliner Rosie Garland.

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That’s What She* Said – ONLINE

Friday 20th August, 7-9pm BST
Online: https://forbookssake.net/product/fantasy-fringe-online/?fbclid=IwAR1lJU-hggl_R1Hi3J-tXkGFa-_hWQKcZxOxKV5EJwXfeNW1aIUFoEiqQGw
Price – variable

That’s What She* Said is BACK!
After the raucous success of our tenth birthday party last summer and our Queer Heartbreakers Ball earlier this year, we returning for another online extravaganza in true For Books’ Sake style.

You’re all invited to come along and revel in the glorious quadruple-threat of spoken word superstars Brown Girl in the Ring, AJ McKenna, Fay Roberts and Rosie Garland.

You’ll be hosted by our double act dream team of That’s What She* Said Bristol host Bridget Hart and London host Paul Forster, bringing you their signature pop-culture silliness between performances plus other special guests and surprises.

Thrilled to announce that ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’, my poetry collection with Nine Arches Press, has been shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021, the UK’s only literary award for LGBTQ+ literature.

It’s a huge honour!

The Polari Prize 2021 shortlist:
• Dragman - Steven Appleby (Vintage)
• The Air Year - Caroline Bird (Carcanet)
• The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle - Neil Blackmore (Windmill)
• What Girls Do in the Dark - Rosie Garland (Nine Arches Press)
• The Ministry of Guidance - Golnoosh Nour (Muswell Press)
• No Modernism Without Lesbians - Diana Souhami (Head of Zeus)

Author, Polari Prize founder and Chair of Judges, Paul Burston said: “ This year’s shortlists are our most diverse ever, with a wide variety of writers working across different genres to explore the intersections between sexuality, gender, race, class, religion and more. These 12 remarkable books include tales of resilience and celebration, love and pride, exploring the LGBTQ+ experience with emotional honesty, humour, passion and joy.”

https://fmcm.co.uk/news/polari-prize-2021-shortlists-announced

Polari Salon

G-A-Y Manchester
63 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3WB
7pm – 10pm

Fresh from our sell-out event at the legendary nightclub Heaven, London's multi award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon rocks up in Manchester.
A night of cabaret, comedy, poetry and performance with a literary bent.
Hosted by author Paul Burston with special guests –

Author, poet and performer Rosie Garland (‘What Girls Do In The Dark')
Award-winning author and performer Karen McLeod as Barbara Brownskirt
LGBT+ History Month Poet Laureate, publisher and performer Adam Lowe
Author Paul Magrs ('The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy')
£8 in advance, £10 (£5 conc) cash only on the door
"The most exciting literary movement in London - crackling with energy, ideas, excitement" - Huffington Post
"Lively, funny and inspiring"- Patrick Gale
"Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out" - Sarah Waters
Part of the Polari Prize Tenth Anniversary Tour, funded by Arts Council England.
PLEASE NOTE -
Tickets are being sold based on current Covid restrictions.
If restrictions are lifted on July 19, more tickets will be released.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/polari-manchester-tickets-159581856629

Thrilled to be nominated for The Polari Prize 2021, for 'What Girls Do in the Dark'.

And such a stellar list, too!

The Polari Prize 2021 Longlists
Now in its tenth year, the Polari Prize is the UK’s first and largest LGBTQ+ book award. Established to promote writing that explores the LGBTQ+ experience, Polari also focuses on amplifying diverse voices through a series of literary events, including the regularly touring Polari Salon.

https://www.waterstones.com/category/cultural-highlights/book-awards/the-polari-prize

Best Microfiction 2021 – anthology launch

July 10th 2021
Online – free event

The Best Microfiction team have a virtual BOOK LAUNCH EVENT on July 10, 2021. This event will be available to the world at large via Facebook and is located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768528077199954

I’ll be reading my winning Micro fiction ‘The Correct Hanging of Game Birds’ (first published in X-R-A-Y. Read it here! https://xraylitmag.com/the-correct-hanging-of-game-birds-by-rosie-garland/fiction/ ) & you can watch the video at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGUdmofYAnRkCoknEoGrRQ

Discount codes will be available for the anthology throughout the Book Launch Event. Purchase on the day to receive a discount. On the day of the release, the ebook will also be available for immediate download.

http://bestmicrofiction.com/books.html

National Flash Fiction Day - FlashFlood

My flash fiction, What goes on in the bushes, will appear on the FlashFlood journal at around 10:40 a.m. (BST) on Saturday, the 26th of June 2021 (National Flash Fiction Day 2021).
http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com/

NFFD Anthology 2021

At 7pm (BST) the NFFD Anthology 2021 ‘Legerdemain’ is launched!
Everyone is invited to the online launch of the 2021 UK NFFD anthology 'Legerdemain'. From 7 pm on the day, over thirty authors will be sharing their stories with you via YouTube. You will be able to access the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUyp0Ylh1BXeFH_TJvHwcg

https://www.nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/index.php/2021/06/02/national-flash-fiction-day-2021-anthology-title-and-cover-reveal/

The FlashFlood Editors
http://flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com/
https://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/

Behind the scenes video tours
9-13 June 2021 and available ONLINE - click the link below
All ages welcome, Free

Join Manchester writer Rosie Garland as she guides you through the libraries of Manchester, going behind the scenes with intimate tours and lots of fun along the way.
Or perhaps you’d rather get outside and enjoy the summer sunshine by taking our self-guided walking tours? Whether you’re a Manchester libraries aficionado or you’ve never ventured inside any of them before, you will learn something fascinating!

We’ve got extra special tours with novelist and poet Rosie Garland available to view right here. Featuring our heritage libraries: Central Library, Chetham’s Library, John Rylands Library and Research Institute, The Portico Library plus the brand new Manchester Poetry Library (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) which we know you’re keen to see before it opens to the public later this year!

https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/tours-and-trails-with-rosie-garland/

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