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.

Revenants and Remains Creative Writing Workshop

Rievaulx Abbey: Saturday 26 Nov 2022 at 14:00.

Rievaulx Village Hall,
Rievaulx Bank,
Rievaulx, YO62 5LB

Creative Writing Workshop with Rosie Garland
Ghost stories are central to understanding the history, buildings and possessions of medieval monasteries. As part of the Revenant and Remains series of events, join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by Rievaulx led by novelist and poet Rosie Garland.

A programme of public events, tours and workshops funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

https://revenantsandremains.mmu.ac.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/rievaulx-creative-writing/

Revenants and Remains Creative Writing Workshop

Lanercost Priory (at Birdoswald) Saturday 19 Nov 2022 at 14:00.
Lanercost,
Nr Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ

Creative Writing Workshop with Rosie Garland
Ghost stories are central to understanding the history, buildings and possessions of medieval monasteries. As part of the Revenant and Remains series of events, join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by Lanercost Priory and led by novelist and poet Rosie Garland. This event will take place in Dacre Hall at Lanercost Priory.

A programme of public events, tours and workshops funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

https://revenantsandremains.mmu.ac.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/lanercost-creative-writing/

Revenants and Remains Creative Writing Workshop

Byland Abbey: Saturday 05 Nov 2022 at 14:00.

Wass Village Hall,
Wass Bank Road,
Wass, YO61 4AX

Creative Writing Workshop with Rosie Garland
Ghost stories are central to understanding the history, buildings and possessions of medieval monasteries. As part of the Revenant and Remains series of events, join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by Byland Abbey led by novelist and poet Rosie Garland.
This event takes place at Wass Village Hall.

A programme of public events, tours and workshops funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

https://revenantsandremains.mmu.ac.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/byland-creative-writing/

Crewe Pride

Crewe Pride returns to Cheshire East this autumn, with a special event being held at Crewe Market Hall on Saturday 22 October 2022 from 12 – 4pm.
Falling at the end of Pride season, this year’s event will be Halloween-themed, and will feature lots of family-friendly entertainment, live music and stalls, located both inside and outside Crewe Market Hall.
Queer singer songwriter Claire Mooney will play host on the day, alongside musician and writer Rosie Garland.
“This is something we’re working with our community in order to achieve, and this event is just one way we can start to listen to the voices of our Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer community.”
https://www.prideinthepark.com/pride-in-the-park-2022-confirmed-acts/

‘Because goddess is never enough’ – revealing the new film poem, made in collaboration with filmmaker Jane Glennie.

Absolutely thrilled to announce this new film poem – created over 2021 in collaboration with amazing filmaker Jane Glennie. Inspired by the life of dancer and choreographer Tilly Losch, the film explores notions of erasure, strategies for persistence and the centrality of creative expression for the life of a woman in perpetual motion.

We are delighted with the reception the film is receiving! A list of film festivals is below.
AND there’s a ‘Book of the Film’!
'Because Goddess is Never Enough (Peculiarity Press, 2022)
Available from Blackwell’s (Waterstones, Amazon, etc)
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/Because-Goddess-Is-Never-Enough-by-Rosie-Garland-Jane-Glennie/9781912384167

Flick through the book here –
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zzDN5KKbUccqPZsQ7

Film festivals & events 2022 that have selected & featured 'Because Goddess is Never Enough':

Moving Poems May 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – selected as one of ‘the best poetry films on the web’
https://movingpoems.com/2022/05/because-goddess-is-never-enough-by-rosie-garland/

Fringe Arts Bath Festival 27 May - 12 June 2022
Bath’s annual free festival of visual arts
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – selected for WORDPLAY programme
https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/festival-2022
https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/wordplay

Tranås at the Fringe International Arts Festival 2-9 July in Tranås, Sweden
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – selected for the LIVING FEMININITY programme.
https://www.atthefringe.org/film-program-2022

Women X Film Festival 2-4 September in Darlington, UK.
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' - Honourable Mention
https://riannepictures.com/womenx

Women Over 50 Film Festival
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – nominated for Best Experimental film, selected for the AT MY CORE programme
https://wofff22.eventive.org/films/62e15892943cb70054a692d9
https://wofff.co.uk/2022/08/wofff22-films-announced-find-out-more-about-our-fantastic-official-selections/

Athens 10th International Video Poetry Festival 28 September - 1 October 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – screened 29th September within 'Feminist Struggles' programme
https://theinstitute.info/?p=5226

HOME Manchester, Filmed Up 28th September 2022
‘Because Goddess is Never Enough’ selected for Filmed Up programmme.
https://homemcr.org/event/filmed-up-sep-2022/

The Feminist Film Festival, Bucharest, 13-16 October 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – Official Selection
https://filmfreeway.com/TheFeministFilmFestival

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival October 17th, 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – selected for the Art & Experimental Films programme
https://filmfreeway.com/SunderlandShorts

Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin 3-6 November 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough'.
We are very proud to be selected for Zebra, the oldest and largest international festival of poetry films.
https://filmfreeway.com/ZEBRAPoetryFilmFestival
https://www.haus-fuer-poesie.org/en/zebra-poetry-film-festival/home-zebra-poetry-film-festival/

Still Voices Film Festival, Ireland 9-13 November 2022
'Because Goddess is Never Enough' – Official selection Experimental
https://stillvoicesfilmfestival.com/

After Sylvia Book launch - Sylvia Plath Literary Festival, Hebden Bridge

When: Friday 21st October, 7pm – midnight
Where: The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Headline Event: Launch of After Sylvia
Readings from Sally Baker, Jane Commane, Rosie Garland, Carola Luther & Eileen Wright
Festival Director Sarah Corbett and co-editor Ian Humphreys will introduce this ground-breaking anthology of newly commissioned poems and essays, featuring work from a diverse range of leading writers and emerging talent.
7pm – 9pm
Followed by disco 9pm – Midnight
Ticket: £10/8/5
This event is fully accessible
https://plathfest.co.uk/headline-event-launch-of-after-sylvia/

The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival will mark the 90th birthday of the legendary poet, and coincide with the publication of After Sylvia, an inspiring anthology of new poems and essays in celebration of her life and work. The weekend festival will feature talks, readings, workshops and events at venues across Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall.

https://plathfest.co.uk/

A Queer Eye for Words: Exploring LGBTQ+ Poetry and Prose

Join writer Rosie Garland for this interactive creative writing workshop where you will have the chance to explore the richness of queer poetry and prose, and discover exciting strategies to create your own. You can expect a variety of practical exercises and prompts to springboard you into writing. There will be time for discussion about what it means to write queerly. You’ll get the chance to read and discuss short extracts of queer writing in different forms – from poetry to fiction and beyond. The focus will be on practical strategies to help participants develop and improve skills and techniques. With plenty of time for participants’ questions, she will reflect on the positives and potentials of writing queerly.
Date October 9, Sunday: 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EDT / 3 PM GST / 7:30 PM IST

Registration: Want to register? https://crowcollectiveworkshops.com/2022/01/14/queer-writing/

Revenants and Remains Creative Writing Workshop

Furness Abbey: Saturday 08 Oct 2022 at 14:00.

Furness Abbey
Manor Road,
Barrow in Furness,
LA13 0PJ

Creative Writing Workshop with Rosie Garland
Ghost stories are central to understanding the history, buildings and possessions of medieval monasteries. As part of the Revenant and Remains series of events, join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by Furness Abbey and led by novelist and poet Rosie Garland.

A programme of public events, tours and workshops funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

https://revenantsandremains.mmu.ac.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/furness-creative-writing/

Revenants and Remains Creative Writing Workshop

Roche Abbey: Saturday 01 Oct 2022 at 13:30.
Conisborough Castle,
Castle Hill, Conisbrough,
Doncaster, DN12 3BU

Creative Writing Workshop with Rosie Garland
Ghost stories are central to understanding the history, buildings and possessions of medieval monasteries. As part of the Revenant and Remains series of events, join us for a creative writing workshop inspired by Roche Abbey and led by novelist and poet Rosie Garland. This event will take place at Conisbrough Castle.

A programme of public events, tours and workshops funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

https://revenantsandremains.mmu.ac.uk/

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/roche-creative-writing/

Chorlton Book Festival - Writers’ Cafe


The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre,
Chorlton
Manchester, M21 9JG

In-person Creative Writing workshop with Rosie Garland
Saturday 24, 10.00–12 noon

The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre
Buy a drink (cake delicious, but optional), settle in and soak up the creative atmosphere.
There’ll be authors dropping in to inspire you, including Jackie Kay, Elaine Bousfield, Martin Griffin and Rosie Garland. We’ll even offer writing prompts if you need ideas!
The Writers’ Café has been organised by the brilliant Jo Somerset and we’re hoping it will become a regular fixture. Places limited and booking is essential.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chorltonbookfestival/writers-cafe/e-rxgjal

https://www.chorltonbookfestival.co.uk/

Retreat West Flash Fiction Festival

Saturday 17th September
Online event

14.00 – 15.00 Workshop

Collaborative Flash Writing with Meg Pokrass and Rosie Garland

Discover the creative potential of working with another writer. A workshop exploring the creative duet of collaborative writing, and how and where to begin. Using a variety of readings and discussion, Meg Pokrass & Rosie Garland will introduce participants to collaborative writing. Their collaborative flash fictions have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best Small Fictions 2022. They will draw on their own experience of building a successful writing partnership, with insights on how it can be done. With plenty of time for participants’ questions, they will reflect on the positives & potential pitfalls of writing collaboratively – not forgetting the sheer darn fun.

Meg is the author of six flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, two novellas-in-flash and a collection of microfiction, ‘Spinning to Mars’ – recipient of the Blue Light Book Award in 2020. Her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Wigleaf, Waxwing and McSweeney’s. She is the Series Founder and Co-Editor of Best Microfiction.

Writer and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie writes poetry, prose and things that fall between & outside. Her latest collection ‘What Girls do the Dark’ (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021, & Val McDermid has named her one of the UK’s most compelling LGBT+ writers. Her story “The Hanging of Game Birds” was selected for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2021.

https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/online-flash-fest/

The Black Rose Ball

Sat, 3 September 2022
18:00 – 23:00 BST
York Cemetery, 30 Cemetery Road, York YO10 5AJ

The Black Rose Ball is a gothic masquerade ball in aid of charity. This year, the ball will be held in a different location than usual - in the very unique chapel in the Victorian cemetery in York. Set in beautiful cemetery grounds; it is a wonderful venue for the ball.

Reading
Dark Tales with Rosie Garland
Rosie will entertain with a selection of her gothic tales, including spine-tingling surprises exclusively for Black Rose Ball guests.
A ghastly & gorgeous aperitif, to get your evening off to a spooky start.
Be afraid; be deliciously afraid.

Black Rose Bazaar
The Black Rose Bazaar will be in the visitor centre, next to the chapel. Doctor Geof will be on hand to draw portraits; and there will be a small selection of stalls (details to be announced nearer the time).
Music
Dance the night away to the best of Goth/ Dark Wave/ Dark Electro/ Mittelalter, provided by DJs Victoria Fenbane, Rosenkavalier and Vilkas the chapel itself.

https://blackroseball.com

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-rose-ball-2022-tickets-307613248507

Stockport Pride 2022

Sunday 31st July, 11:00–18:00
Stockport Market Place, Churchgate
Stockport

Celebrating Stockport's LGBTQ+ Community
Rosie Lugosi on stage at 5pm!

https://www.stockportpride.co.uk/events/

https://stockportpride.co.uk/

Beyond 100 Queer Poems with John McCullough, Rosie Garland & Stanley Iyanu

Saturday 16 July 2022, 6-7pm
Belgrade Theatre, B2
Belgrade Square,
Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS

Tickets: £8 / £6 (concs)

The new poetry anthology 100 Queer Poems, published this summer by Vintage and edited by Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan, offers just glimpse of the rich varieties of poets, poetries and histories which might fall under the umbrella of Queer. Here, we go within and beyond the confines of the anthology to present three of our most exciting queer poets – John McCullough, Rosie Garland and Stanley Iyanu.

Livestreamed and BSL interpreted
Age guideline: 14+
https://www.skylinescoventry.co.uk/events/beyond-100-queer-poems/

Mslexia Novel School - ONLINE

Our first ever virtual writing course is running from 11-15 July 2022, and there are only 48 places available.

Mslexia Novel School is for writers embarking on a new novel or rethinking a work-in-progress. Four leading writer-tutors will each focus on a single aspect of the novel writing craft, creating a varied week of high-quality workshops.

Craft is crucial. But this will be a week that will nurture the whole writer.
That’s why, in addition to our core Novel School material, we’re also including motivation and goal-setting workshops led by experienced writing coach Bec Evans, drop-in surgeries with counsellor Hilary Jenkins for anyone who’s feeling a bit lost, and informal socials led by our course MC Rosie Garland – novelist, poet and performer extraordinaire – who will introduce you to fellow writers on the course.

We know individual attention is all-important, so our novel workshop groups will be limited to 12 people – which means your tutors will have time to get to know you and your writing. The core teaching takes place from 10am-4pm, but groups will come together for the coaching workshops and socials – to form a community of likeminded writers who will become your friends for life.

Book now to secure your place!
https://mslexia.co.uk/shop/mslexia-novel-school/

BOLD Queer Poetry Soirée

Thursday 7th July
Above the Stag Theatre & Bar,
72 Albert Embankment
Vauxhall
London SE1 7TP

Doors 19:30, show 19:45-21:30
£12 (live) £6 (livestream)

Do come to BOLD's end-of-season musical finale on July 7th with post-punk Rosie Garland, poet Simon Madrell & virtuoso violinist Kate Conway hosted by the divine Nathan Evans
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/3NomRC0

‘a wonderful collection of fascinating stories by unique voices'—Kathy Burke on Inkandescent’s Mainstream anthology

‘one of the most compelling LGBT+ writers in the UK today’—Val McDermid on Rosie Garland

‘has things to teach me about being human, about how to live with trauma, loss and love.’
—Will Harris, RENDANG (Best First Collection, Forward Prize 2020) on Simon Maddrell

Inkandescent were founded by Justin David and Nathan Evans to champion diverse writers underrepresented in mainstream publishing. Recent publications include Address Book by Neil Bartlett and the Mainstream anthology.

Residential Writing Week: Queer Poetry
Going by the speed of queer zest

Monday June 27th - Saturday July 2nd 2022

Totleigh Barton
Sheepwash,
Beaworthy
Devon
EX21 5NS

Tutors – Keith Jarrett and Rosie Garland, with guest Jay Bernard

Let’s get ourselves a little moon cottage in Devon and dream the queer future we all want to see.
During this dynamic week, tutors Keith Jarrett and Rosie Garland will support and encourage you to develop your voice as a queer poet, alongside like-minded writers in an inclusive environment.
During workshops you’ll explore a wide variety of queer poetry from poets past and present, always with a focus on your own writing through lots of playful and powerful prompts and exercises. With plenty of time for discussion, questions and group work, there will also be opportunities for individual feedback from your tutors, where you’ll be offered guidance on ways to develop and craft your poems.
Expect fun, discovery and plenty of writing on this week for LGBTQI+ writers at any stage of their careers.
https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/residential-writing-week-queer-poetry/

Arvon Foundation Masterclass: Writing the Gothic & Weird in Fiction and Poetry

Zoom Masterclass with Rosie Garland
Friday June 17th 2022, 11:00 - 13:00 BST

In 1974, Angela Carter said ‘we live in Gothic times’. It has never been more apt. From subculture to high culture, the Gothic can be found in art, films and literature today. Aimed at writers of fiction or poetry, or any point in between. So, with lantern held aloft in trembling fingers, explore the haunted labyrinth & discover the surprises within…
During this masterclass, Rosie Garland will draw on her experience as a writer of Gothic-themed novels and poetry as well as a career performing with cult Goth band The March Violets. From the fantastical & fearsome to the gorgeously ghostly, you’ll be introduced to a variety of literary Gothic treats. There will also be practical exercises to prompt writing and help you to craft your own Gothic tales.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar (11:00-13:00), so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.
"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant

https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/masterclass-the-gothic-writing-the-weird-in-fiction-poetry/

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

Guest lecturer, University of Manchester

Dept of Social Anthropology
Arthur Lewis Building,
University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester,
M13 9PL

The Department of Anthropology are delighted to welcome guest tutor Rosie Garland. Storytelling is one of the fundamental tasks of anthropology, and she will be working with our PhD students, facilitating a Creative writing workshop.

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

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