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.

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

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 -
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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

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