Gig List

Gig List

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This is where I keep an up-to-date directory of public appearances, readings, workshops and shows. The most recent is first, so please scroll down to the date / month you are searching for.

Thanks! I look forward to seeing you at an event.

Sounds About Write - Live Event with Rosie Garland

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
6.30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sheffield Plate,
Orchard Square
Sheffield

COMMUNITY EVENT - In person only
£3.00 members, £5.00 non-members

The Writers’ Workshop Sheffield present the second Sounds About Write, a new regular event all about sharing our words out loud. At each event, a visiting writer will share their experience of their writing journey and read/perform some of their work. After that, we're inviting you to share something that you're currently working from in front of our supportive audience (open mic slots are bookable by emailing Beverley Ward). There's no expectation of perfection. If it ‘sounds about right’, that's good enough for us!

https://www.thewritersworkshop.co.uk/events/sounds-about-write-live-event-hngn5

The Unexpected Joy of Randomness: A Flash Fiction Workshop with Rosie Garland
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Writers’ Workshop Sheffield presents a CRAFT MASTERCLASS - in person and online
From £8.00

Stuck with your writing? Worried you’ve nothing to say? Feel like your pen is producing sludge? This informal and supportive workshop aims to freshen up your flash fiction. There’ll be a chance to play with constraints and collisions to help brush away the creative cobwebs. Take a path less travelled and discover the surprises to be found along the way.

https://www.thewritersworkshop.co.uk/events/the-unexpected-joy-of-randomness-a-flash-fiction-workshop-with-rosie-garland

Poetry Curious

The Black Bull Inn,
Main Street,
Haworth BD22 8DP
7.00 PM - 8.15PM Weds May 18th 2022

£3, free glass of wine on arrival

Our latest Poetry Curious event.

Rosie Garland; poet, novelist & ex March Violets singer reads from her latest collection of poetry ‘What Girls Do in the Dark.’
She 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”.
Free Parking behind the pub.

For tickets (£3, free glass of wine on arrival) call in to the Black Bull or Wave of Nostalgia or click on this link:

https://www.waveofnostalgia.co.uk/event-tickets/ticket-rosie-garland-poetry-curious-18th-may-black-bull

The Looking Glass Burlesque

The Brindley Theatre
High Street
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1BG

Saturday 30th April 2022
8.00pm
Full price £16.00

The Looking Glass Burlesque returns for another evening of fabulous vintage and vaudeville entertainment. Feast your eyes upon dazzling showgirls, carny capers, beautiful songbirds, spellbinding magic and a whole host more! With a different line-up each time, you'll never see the same show twice at The Looking Glass. So step this way...we're waiting for you!
https://tickets.thebrindley.org.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20looking%20glass%20burlesque/events/2

Quick as a Flash - Writing Micro-Fiction with Rosie Garland | Short Course

Want to create a world in 250 words? Welcome to Flash Fiction! You’ll have the chance to sample some great Flash Fiction, learn how to craft your own, and receive encouragement and support where to send your stories.
3 sessions, fortnightly from Tue 15th March 2022. For writers at all levels.

Time & Location
Tue 12th April 7pm -9pm 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Zoom
£65 for the whole course (3 sessions)

Workshop dates
Tue 15th March 7pm-9pm
Tue 29th March 7pm-9pm
Tue 12th April 7pm -9pm

https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/event-details/quick-as-a-flash-writing-micro-fiction-with-rosie-garland-short-course

Quick as a Flash - Writing Micro-Fiction with Rosie Garland | Short Course

SESSION 2 OF 3

Want to create a world in 250 words? Welcome to Flash Fiction! You’ll have the chance to sample some great Flash Fiction, learn how to craft your own, and receive encouragement and support where to send your stories.
3 sessions, fortnightly from Tue 15th March 2022. For writers at all levels.

Time & Location
Tue 29th March 7pm -9pm 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Zoom
£65 for the whole course (3 sessions)

Workshop dates
Tue 15th March 7pm-9pm
Tue 29th March 7pm-9pm
Tue 12th April 7pm -9pm

https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/event-details/quick-as-a-flash-writing-micro-fiction-with-rosie-garland-short-course

Quick as a Flash - Writing Micro-Fiction with Rosie Garland | Short Course

SESSION 1 OF 3
Want to create a world in 250 words? Welcome to Flash Fiction. You’ll have the chance to sample some great Flash Fiction, learn how to craft your own, and receive encouragement and support where to send your stories. 3 sessions, fortnightly from Tue 15th March 2022. For writers at all levels.

Time & Location

SESSION 1
15 Mar 2022, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Zoom

Workshop dates
Tue 15th March 7pm-9pm
Tue 29th March 7pm-9pm
Tue12th April 7pm -9pm

https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/event-details/quick-as-a-flash-writing-micro-fiction-with-rosie-garland-short-course

International Women's Day - Reading and Q&A with Rosie Garland

A live reading and talk with author and poet, Rosie Garland, followed by a Q&A. Conducted via Zoom by SGS at the University of Surrey.

Join us in celebration of International Women's Day 2022 for this online event with award-winning author and poet, Rosie Garland.

Rosie Garland writes long and short-form fiction, poetry and sings with post-punk band, The March Violets. Her publications' themes range broadly from liberation and miscommunication to serial killers and transformation.

Her works include:
Things I Did While I Was Dead (2010)
The Palace of Curiosities (2013)
Vixen (2015)
What Girls Do In The Dark (2020)

This event is organised by the Sex, Gender and Sexualities research group at the University of Surrey.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-reading-and-qa-with-rosie-garland-tickets-287817910117?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Poetry Spa – LIVE and in-person event

The Birmingham and Midlands Institute,
9 Margaret St,
Birmingham B3 3BU

10am to 4pm

Celebrating wellness through poetry and reading!
Poetry Spa is in association with Nine Arches Press & the West Mids Readers’ Network. Hosted by the wonderful Roz Goddard, with mindful reading and meditation.
I’m thrilled to be the afternoon guest writer. I’ll run a 2 hour-long workshop and then read some of my poetry and discuss my writing with Roz.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-spa-day-indulge-and-enjoy-poetry-and-reading-sat-feb-26th-2022-tickets-242742458227

Blackwells Manchester - An Evening of Queer Gothic Horror

Blackwell's Bookshop
146 Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9GP
Mon, 21 February 2022
18:30 – 20:30 GMT

Join us for an evening celebrating two incredibly exciting debuts - Leon Craig's PARALLEL HELLS and Alison Rumfitt's TELL ME I'M WORTHLESS.
About this event
We're delighted to be welcoming two incredibly exciting new authors to the shop for an evening of queer Gothic horror - Leon Craig and Alison Rumfitt will be discussing their brilliant debuts PARALLEL HELLS and TELL ME I'M WORTHLESS with author and poet Rosie Garland.

Doors: 18.30, event starts: 18.45
Tickets for the event are £3.00.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-queer-gothic-horror-with-leon-craig-and-alison-rumfitt-tickets-228243020017?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

'That’s What We Said' VERVE POETRY FESTIVAL Special

Hosted by Bridget Hart
19th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm
7:30pm – 9:30pm

For Books’ Sake presents: That’s What We Said, a queer feminist poetry night led by non-binary and women performers. We aim to curate live poetry events that celebrate the power of queer identities, resilience and joy. Join us for a long-overdue party at VERVE this year, with very special guests Rosie Garland, Maz Hedgehog, Jasmine Gardosi and afshan d’souza-lodhi.

There are six open mic slots available for the night, open to marginalised genders. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The event will be also BSL interpreted and live-streamed.

https://vervepoetryfestival.com/event/thats-what-we-said-verve-special/

Arvon at Home - Guest Reading ONLINE

Reading and Q&A with Rosie Garland via Zoom
Wednesday February 9th 2022, 19:15 GMT
Online

Now more than ever we need stories – to engage, to distract, to entertain, to nourish, and to help us make sense of what we’re living through. And so while you can’t come to us, instead we will come to you, bringing a taste of Arvon into your home one night a week. Every week an Arvon tutor will join us as a guest, to read from their own work and answer your questions live and in person online.

This Live Guest Reading is with Rosie Garland on Wednesday 9th February at 19:15 GMT

The reading and interactive Q&A will be hosted on Zoom. This is a live event and will not be recorded.

We are more committed than ever to helping writers find inspiration, and to make space for their own creativity, no matter the setting. So join us from the comfort of your sofa and listen to writers share their work, the stories behind their work, and invaluable writing advice directly from their own desk (or maybe the kitchen table).

https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/arvon-at-home-live-guest-reading-86/

'Beautiful Collisions’ – workshop ONLINE

Tuesday 25th January 2022
7-9pm, online

I’m facilatating a writing workshop with Nine Arches Press, as part of their ‘Recharge your Writing’ poetry workshop course for Spring 2022.

UPDATE – THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT

https://ninearchespress.com/shop#!/Recharge-Your-Writing-Poetry-Workshop-Course/p/419348727/category=0

Drop the Block, Beautiful Collisions, Banging the Drum, Entering the Forest, Prompts & the past - enticing workshop titles in our series starting Tue 11 Jan, 7-9pm with tutors
Tutors include – Rosie Garland, Caleb Parkin, Ian Humphreys, Jacqueline Saphra, Khairani Barokka

London's award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon returns to Manchester.
About this event
A night of cabaret, drag, story-telling, poetry and performance with a literary bent.
Hosted by author Paul Burston with special guests Rosie Garland, Val Qaeda, Dale Booton and more TBA.

£6 early bird, £8 in advance, £10 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
PLEASE NOTE -
Out of respect for others, audience members are kindly asked to wear a face covering when not seated.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/polari-manchester-tickets-178695622417

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

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.

Email for the Zoom link -
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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

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/

Hannah’s Bookshelf - Festival of Libraries Special on NMFM 106.6fm

Saturday 5th June 2021
2-4pm BST

On Saturday 5th June, North Manchester FM's weekly literature show, Hannah's Bookshelf, is going to be entirely devoted to the upcoming Manchester City of Literature Festival of Libraries. Delighted to feature in the show, talking about my passion for libraries.

Hannah's Bookshelf is on North Manchester 106.6 FM, every Saturday 2-4pm. Hosted by Crumpsall-based writer and editor Hannah Kate.

https://northmanchester.fm/

‘Writing the North West’, Manchester Metropolitan University

Part of the Long Nineteenth Century Symposium
by Manchester Metropolitan University

Fri, June 4, 2021
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST

Delighted to present a paper ‘Manchester’s grime & grandeur in The Night Brother’.

About this event
In order to foster collaboration across the post-graduate community within the field of the long 19th century, this event seeks to explore some of the cross-thematic research priorities at the centre of doctoral studies. Each of these three panels offer opportunities to present and discuss cutting-edge approaches and findings to key topics of concern during a period of immense change that continues to inspire reflection. As such, the following themes will be addressed, consisting of short presentations, followed by round table discussions:
* New approaches to gender in the nineteenth century
* Reading the nineteenth-century North West.
* Decolonising methodologies in nineteenth-century studies.
In addition to these thematic panels, a Workshop on Navigating nineteenth-century Archives and Special Collections will also take place.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-nineteenth-century-symposium-tickets-152187648353

Neptune's Glitter House for WayWard Poets

Friday 28th of May, 7pm BST
Free event

Merman poet Serge Neptune hosts readings by poets Stuart McPherson, Chloe Proctor and Rosie Garland.

The most over the top poetry broadcast. On Zoom. Poets chill, drink wine, read work in glamorous outfits, hosted by your very gay Serge Neptune.

Register for the your free Zoom ticket here -
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neptunes-glitter-house-for-wayward-poets-2x04-tickets-153799738157?keep_tld=1

Iron Maidens W.I.
Sat, 15 May 2021
19:30 – 21:00 BST

We are delighted to welcome the inimitable Rosie Garland, aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, for an evening with the lady behind the fangs

Novelist, cabaret artiste, poet, post-punk lead singer with the March Violets and all-round strong female character.

Rosie will join The Iron Maidens W.I. for an informal event to share her interesting and meandering path through life so far, from writing poetry about "What Girls Do in the Dark" to performing at goth gigs and burlesque festivals, beating throat cancer and writing three award winning novels: "The Palace of Curiosities" which takes readers into the freak show scene of Victorian London; "Vixen" set in the medieval Devon countryside during the black death; and "The Night Brother" who explores identity and sexual equality in Manchester during the late 19th century.

The Iron Maidens WI are a branch of the Women's Institute on Wirral, a WI with a difference. We are one of the so-called 'New Wave' of WIs and are a very diverse and welcoming group of women.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-rosie-garland-tickets-148507551083

https://www.facebook.com/events/1070521633473395/

An evening with Rosie Garland

Five Leaves Bookshop
Nottingham’s independent bookshop
Wednesday, 5th May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - free event

In this event Rosie will read from ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ and talk to Megan Taylor about her life and writing. She will also answer questions from the audience.
Free. Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/145051221107

https://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/events/rosie-garland/

14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH 0115 8373097
One of the few independents to open in any UK city centre this century! Find us opposite Nottingham Tourism centre. Specialising in: Cityscape and Landscape, Politics, Fiction and Poetry, Lesbian and Gay, Counterculture, International writing, Magazines and Journals.

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