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.

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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 -
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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.

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.

Worcester LGBTQ+ Reading Group
Tuesday 27th April 2021
5.30pm

Join our relaxed and friendly LGBTQ+ network community book club to discuss LGBTQ+ focused books and have some fun!

April 27th guest writer is Rosie Garland, poet & novelist.

Join students from the University of Worcester for friendly, relaxed discussions about LGBTQ+ books. Our intention is to structure our weekly sessions in order to make each week interesting (by including a different area of discussion/activity) and to help you engage with the book and the topic discussed.These sessions are run by young people for young people aged 16-25, based in Worcestershire. In association with Worcestershire libraries.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbtq-book-club-tickets-140083630911

FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

Hosted by Clare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan & Rosie Garland

Sunday 21st March at 8pm
Price: Free
Public: Anyone on or off Facebook

A big hit at our 2019 live festival, FLUID makes its digital debut.
Part of Happy Valley Pride https://www.happyvalleypride.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/216406040164341

Ledbury Poetry Festival presents

Poetry Salon with Rosie Garland
Thursday, 18th March 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ledbury Poetry Salon and Open Mic with featured poet Rosie Garland, in conversation with fellow poet Tania Hershman
Thursday 18 March, 7pm – 9pm
Tickets £3, on Zoom
Once you have purchased a ticket, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an open mic slot. These are allocated on a first come first served basis. Each slot is for one poem or two minutes.
Join us for a fascinating conversation between poets, featuring Rosie Garland, a renowned performer, whose debut collection, What Girls Do in the Dark invites us to leap into outer-space, inner space and through strange night-time transformations.
https://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/events/ledbury-poetry-salon-with-rosie-garland/

Creative Industries Trafford present

Spoken Word Workshop with Rosie Garland

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
7:00 PM 8:15 PM

For writers, poets and performers, this free online workshop takes a practical approach to provide key insights, tips & strategies to build confidence and make your words sizzle, at both online and physical events. The session will focus on writing for spoken word and on spoken word performance skills. You don't need to have any spoken word experience to register your interest.

CIT is committed to providing innovative support, training and
opportunities for artists and creatives.

https://creativeindustriestrafford.net/forthcoming-events/2021/2/9/spokenword

GM4Women annual data reveal and celebration

Our scorecard is named after Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett, two iconic figures who were among the first leaders of the campaign for women’s suffrage.
The scorecard is used to conduct annual reviews of gender equality data with the goal of achieving equality across all areas by 2028 - the centenary of equal franchise.
On 6th February 2021 we will be holding our third annual event, revealing the latest scorecard data, to see whether GM has achieved better for gender equality in the last twelve months.

The event will round off with an online celebration with fantastic performances from local artists including Rosie Garland, Claire Mooney and the unveiling of a GM4Women2028 mural by Mancsy.
Gm4Women2028 Coalition
#GM4Women2028

Val McDermid In Conversation with Rosie Garland
Fri 5th Feb 7.30pm

The Coast is Queer, Brighton & Hove’s festival of LGBTQ+ literature, returns in a special online version from 5-7 February 2021. Once again the programme brings together writers, performers, academics, activists and readers for a weekend of in-conversation events, workshops, films and discussions that celebrate queer lives and writing.

Presented by New Writing South & Marlborough Productions.

https://coastisqueer.com/val-mcdermid-in-conversation/

It's All About New Wave

A weekly New Wave podcast from The Philippines.
Rosie Garland is the special guest for an online interview on January 15, 2021, Friday at 8:00pm (Manila time) or 1pm (UK time).

https://www.facebook.com/Its-All-About-New-Wave-124405555813494/

Trafford Winterfest - An evening with Rosie Garland

Thursday 14 January 7-8.30pm
Free event

Join us for an evening in the company of writer, poet and singer, Rosie Garland. Rosie will be discussing and reading from her new collection of poetry, What Girls Do in the Dark, as well as taking questions about ways into writing, the writing process and how to get published in what promises to be a fascinating event.

The event will take place on Zoom and tickets are free. Book on Eventbrite and we will email you details of how to access the event the day before. Only one ticket per household is needed. Booking closes at 5pm on Thursday 14th January.

https://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-lifestyle/libraries/winter-festival-2020.aspx

Great Weather for Media - Escape Wheel celebration

Online with Facebook Live
Saturday, 9 January 2021 4:00 pm EST, 1:00 pm PST, 9:00 pm UK
Price: free

Celebrate the publication of Escape Wheel, great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology of poetry and short fiction. Each month we showcase a range of contributors in a live international event.
The readings will be streamed live to our Facebook page

JANUARY GUESTS
Lisa V. Conway (NYC), Rich Ferguson (Los Angeles), Rosie Garland (Manchester, UK), J. Miller (China), stephanie roberts (Canada), Peggy Robles-Alvarado (NYC), Alex Vigue (Vancouver, Washington), Gina Williams (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
Hosted by Lyndsey Ellis
"Escape Wheel" is a dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and fiction from established and emerging writers across the United States and beyond.

https://www.facebook.com/events/441450400372554

A Festive Tooth – Extra Teeth magazine launch ONLINE

Sunday, December 13, 2020
4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Join us for a bit of winter warmth on Sunday 13th December, 4pm GMT for chat from the co-founders and readings from Issue Two contributors to Extra Teeth Issue Two. We’ll have readings from Issue Two contributors Jan Carson with her short story ’Table Manners’, Alycia Pirmohamed reading from her first published fiction piece ’Cygnets’ and Rosie Garland reading us her indefinable ‘Perihelion is as close as you can get to the fire before managing to escape’. Whether you’ve read the magazine cover-to-cover or are just curious, we’d love to see you there.

It’s been quite the year, so let’s huddle round Zoom together – mulled drink of some description in hand is strongly encouraged – for this low-key, laid-back online event celebrating all things toothy and cheerful. It’s FREE! We’ll also be announcing the winner of our festive giveaway: details of how to join in here. (All attendees will be muted as default but emphatic waving is encouraged.)

https://www.extrateeth.co.uk/events/afestivetooth

Share A Book India - The Better Together Show

December 11, 2020
8.45 PM – 9 PM IST
3.15pm – 3.30pm GMT

Share A Book India Association is turning four this year and on this celebratory occasion we present to you The Better Together Show! A 2-day event with four special performances each day with a fabulous line-up of poets and musicians from across the globe.

Venue: Watch on Zoom
Ages: Family Friendly
Language: English, Hindi

Participating Artists: Pallavi Mahajan, Havas Guruhi, Razik Mujawar, Rosie Garland, & others.

The purpose of this fundraiser is to set up 20 libraries for approximately 5000 children studying in schools of Kashmir, Leh, Ladakh, Assam and Bengaluru. So what are you waiting for? Join in the fun, let’s celebrate as #SABIAturns4 and get #BetterTogetherWithSABIA!

https://www.shareabookindia.com/

New Writing South Online Workshop – with Rosie Garland
Creating Weird and Wonderful Worlds

21 November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Price: £22 / £18 (Conc/NWS Friends)

In this workshop, Rosie uses a variety of exercises and strategies to explore the intersection between queerness and weird fiction, and how it can take your own writing into fresh and exciting directions. In the words of Emily Dickinson, ‘tell the truth but tell it slant’.

https://newwritingsouth.com/events/creating-weird-and-wonderful-worlds-online-taster-workshop

Black Cat Radio: Interview with Rosie Garland ONLINE

Wednesday 18th November 2020, 20.00 GMT

Hosted by the ‘Blogging Goth’ Tim Synyster and academic Dr Claire Nally, Black Cat Radio is an hour-long broadcast of music, news and discussion on goth – as well as sibling genres like punk, metal, industrial and other alternative styles.

It’s hosted by the kind people at Star & Shadow Cinema, a DIY community collective project in the bijou enclave of Heaton, Newcastle. Every second Wednesday at 8PM GMT we transmit the show online. Each show is available to listen again so it also sidles into the ‘podcast’ category.

As well as going live, we have another first when we return on Wednesday 18th November. Dr Nally sat down for a (Zoom) chat with the exceptionally multi-talented Rosie Garland – author, performer, compere, the very first writer in residence of the gothic splendour that is the John Rylands Library, and of course singer with famed post-punk band The March Violets, amongst her very many skills.
She and Dr Nally talked about her new poetry collection What Girls Do In The Dark - Tune in on the 18th November for the next episode of Black Cat Radio to hear what they discussed!
What Girls Do In The Dark is out now via Nine Arches Press and can be purchased directly from them or ordered through your local booksellers if you wish to avoid a certain multinational online vendor on this occasion!

Ensure you’re listening every second Wednesday
https://starandshadow.org.uk/programme/event/black-cat-radio-fortnightly-goth-music-show,5160/
and join us in the chatroom to let us know just where on the gothosphere you’re tuning in from!
https://theblogginggoth.com/2020/11/11/black-cat-radio-interview-with-rosie-garland/

Guardian Poem of the Week – selected by Carol Rumens.
“Now that you are not-you” by Rosie Garland

‘A very modern, secular kind of elegy reflects on death with a surprising lightness’ - Carol Rumens.

Read the full article here - https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/nov/16/poem-of-the-week-now-that-you-are-not-you-by-rosie-garland

Join us to celebrate the launch of What Girls Do in the Dark by Rosie Garland

Join Rosie Garland plus guest poets Tania Hershman and Ian Humphreys to celebrate the publication of Rosie's new collection What Girls Do in the Dark.
Thursday 12 November 7.30pm (GMT)
This event will be streamed live through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/NineArchesPress/videos
Those who register to 'attend' will receive an event link by email the day before the event.


What Girls Do in the Dark invites us to leap into deep space, to venture through strange night-time transformations, to discover not just outer-space, but inner space, where the body and the self are made of infinite galaxies. Rooted in the gothic imagination, mythology and the uncanny, these poems contain magnitudes and magic, feminist fables starstruck with science and astronomy.


Rosie is joined by writer Tania Hershman. How High Did She Fly was joint winner of Live Canon's 2019 Poetry Pamphlet Competition. Her hybrid particle-physics-inspired book and what if we were all allowed to disappear was published in March by Guillemot Press. Tania is also the author of Terms and Conditions (Nine Arches, 2017), a poetry chapbook and three short story collections, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). She is co-creator of @OnThisDayShe and curator of short story hub ShortStops.
Rosie is also joined by Ian Humphreys, a West Yorkshire based poet. His debut collection Zebra was published by Nine Arches Press in 2019. His work is widely published in journals including The Poetry Review, The Rialto and Magma. Awards include first prize in the Hamish Canham Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes. Zebra was nominated for the Portico Prize. A fellow of The Complete Works, Ian’s poems are showcased in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe).


More details about What Girls Do in the Dark including a link to buy can be found https://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rosie-garlands-online-launch-of-what-girls-do-in-the-dark-tickets-126207854089?ref=estw

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