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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.

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

Incite Poetry
London’s best Queer poetry event is going online!

Join Incite! Online on Wednesday 21st October for a very special celebration of London’s longest running LGBTQ+ poetry event. Performance poet Hannah Chutzpah will host an evening of poetry and spoken word performances via Zoom.
With special guest Rosie Garland.

Read and recite your own work at the online open mic or simply join the audience and enjoy listening to some of the best LGBTQ spoken word around.
For event link please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.consortium.lgbt/event/incite-poetry/

https://www.facebook.com/IncitePoetry

Mancunian Ways Anthology launch (Fly on the Wall Press)

FRIDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2020
FROM 20:00-22:00

Zoom link below! This event will be JAM-PACKED with Mancunian performers, loud and proud. Come for the accents, the imagery, the eccentricity and the pure northern grit.

The Mancunian Ways Anthology fuses poetry, art and photography to embody the spirit of Manchester and paint a picture of the changing city. We travel from rousing celebrations of resilience (in the light of the Manchester Arena bombing), to showcases of talent throughout history (Manchester’s inventors, artists, scientists and dreamers) and ultimately enjoy a vibrant mix of creativity from this vibrant city.

In collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library & Manchester City Of Literature
Supported by Arts Council England

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZYscu6vrzorE9E9...
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/mancunian-ways-anthology

Publication day: What Girls Do in the Dark (Nine Arches Press)

Rosie Garland’s dauntless and enthralling new poetry collection, What Girls Do in the Dark, 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”. We venture through strange night-time transformations, between northerly points and places of being and not-being. In a twilight alive with glimmering energy, we discover not just outer-space, but inner space – where the body and the self are made of infinite galaxies, illuminated for the briefest blink of a life.
Garland’s poetry is rooted in the realm of gothic imagination, mythology and the uncanny. It contains magnitudes and magic, feminist fables starstruck with science and astronomy. Like comets, these dazzling poems explore containment, liberation, near-misses, extinction, and ultimately, they ask what it means to escape the pull of gravity and blaze your own bright, all-consuming and astonishing path.

£9.99 – available now

https://ninearchespress.com/shop.html#!/What-Girls-Do-in-the-Dark-Rosie-Garland/p/215785787/category=8486213

ISBN: 978-1-913437-05-3
eISBN: 978-1-913437-06-0
Price £9.99
Date: 15th October 2020
Format: Paperback
Extent: 72 pp

A National Poetry Day Cabaret featuring Rosie Garland, Gregory Leadbetter & Maria Taylor, in partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival

Join contemporary poets Rosie Garland, Gregory Leadbetter and Maria Taylor in
The New Romantics: a Poetry Cabaret
Celebrating National Poetry Day and its theme of VISION.
Thursday 1st October 7.30pm (BST)
This event is available via the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/0rjVx_G1LeM

Our trio of poets explore life, death and everything in between. Considering elements of myth, magic, the supernatural and transnatural, with poems that celebrate the contemporary gothic imagination and romanticism.
Hear these poets perform new work from their latest collections, published by Nine Arches Press. Showcasing Rosie Garland What Girls Do in the Dark, Gregory Leadbetter Maskwork and Maria Taylor Dressing for the Afterlife.
In partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival 2020.

Digital Pride Programme

Starting on Monday 17 August, celebrations of Leeds Pride will be showcased across a range of digital channels. The full programme is below:

Pride Film Festival
The University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University and Leeds Beckett University have collaborated with Hyde Park Picture House to create a self-curating LGBT+ film programme. The programme provides links to more than 25 films, both long and short form, which can be navigated as a personal mini Pride Film Festival.
We are really excited about the programme, with Leeds’ friendly, local indie cinema Hyde Park Picture house profiling a new film every day. It includes suggestions from LGBT+ author, musician, poet Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi); and members of the LGBT+ networks at the three coordinating universities.

The full film listing will go live on the University’s Medium account later this week. Follow the University of Leeds on twitter where we will be sharing all Medium articles as they go live throughout the week.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4653/universities_in_leeds-together_for_pride_2020

REBEL DYKES HISTORY PROJECT CiC
REBEL DYKES FILM CLUB The Hunger (1983)
Time & Location
23 Jul, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Zoom event

The Hunger is the 1983 Tony Scott film described by Roger Ebert as “an agonizingly bad vampire movie”. The film has yet acquired cult status, not least because of its leading cast of Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. . Some praised its bisexual and lesbian themes while others just found it erotically-charged and good-looking. Stevie Nicks recently cited it as one of her favourite moments of Bowie’s career, declaring it “creepy and strange and amazingly beautiful.”
Special Guest Rosie Garland

DIRECTOR: TONY SCOTT CAST: CATHERINE DENEUVE, DAVID BOWIE, SUSAN SARANDON1983 / 97min / 35mm
A lush vampire romance with sex and style to spare, much of it provided by stars Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as a couple of posh, centuries-old nightclubbing New York bloodsuckers who, when one begins to show the first signs of aging, recruit assistance from Susan Sarandon’s geriatrics researcher, then find themselves in a very, very attractive throuple. Yes, that’s “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” artists Bauhaus in a brief cameo.

The Film Club runs from 7pm - 10pm (ish) BST. After a bit of an intro, you'll stream the film in your own home - the cost is around £3.50. Some films we will be sharing are free to stream.

Then we'll get together sometime around 9.30pm BST for something special.
We are delighted to welcome special guest Rosie Garland aka Rosie Lugosi!

Film Club is for dykes and allies of all genders, all generations (over 18).

https://www.rebeldykeshistoryproject.com/rebel-dykes-film-club-online

https://www.rebeldykeshistoryproject.com/event-details/rebel-dykes-film-club-the-hunger-1983

Butcher’s Dog Poetry magazine, Issue 13 launch – ONLINE

Saturday, 11 July 2020 from 19:30-21:30
Public · Hosted by
Butcher's Dog Poetry Magazine

Join us for an evening of tail-wagging fun as we celebrate the launch of our belated thirteenth issue. Zoom in from the safety of your couch, meet the latest poets to join the Dog house and hear their work.
Hosted by co-editors Aoife Lyall and Jo Clement, you'll hear brilliant poems – incl Rosie Garland’s poem ‘St Catherine’ - see the big reveal of our latest gorgeous cover art and be in with the chance of winning must-have prizes.

https://www.butchersdogmagazine.co.uk/

15.5.2020 & 8.7.2020 - ONLINE EVENT

Hippocrates Initiative for Poetry and Medicine

2020 FPM-Hippocrates Prize Open Poetry Competition
Commendations
Including – Eczema, by Rosie Garland

Poems to Live for session at 9pm
The winners in the 2020 Hippocrates will be announced by the judges during the second Poems to Live for live-streamed Zoom session which will start at 9pm, 15th May 2020. More readings, incl Eczema, by Rosie Garland on 8th July 2020.

http://hippocrates-poetry.org/the-hippocrates-prize/2020-hippocrates-prize/2020-fpm-hippocrates-prize-3/index.html

Out on the Page

16 May, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
Online Zoom Video-Conference

Guest Writer Q&A: ROSIE GARLAND | Free Event

Join award-winning writer Rosie Garland for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore with Rosie, amongst other things, her experience of emerging as a writer. She will also do a short reading of her writing.

Out on the Page was set up in 2018 by Paul Bradley-Cong as an experimental project to bring together LGBTQ+ writers to write, support each other and to share information and experiences.

https://www.outonthepage.co.uk/event-details/guest-writer-q-a-rosie-garland-free-event

Festival in My House... and Yours
Paying Attention!
An Online Queer Literature Festival with Roma Havers & Friends

Free online event
7.30pm-8.30pm

Join us at 7.30pm BST, Wednesday 29 April. Head to our YouTube channel to subscribe and receive notifications.

Inspired by our Festival in My House series, we’re inviting Manchester artists to create their own micro-international festivals at home, then stream them for us during the lockdown, live and for free. This week, we’re bringing you a miniature literature festival created especially for the times in which we’re living…

Paying Attention! brings together six of the best queer writers in Manchester, working across all forms from poetry to performance and from fiction to theatre. Teaming up in pairs across the course of the evening, novelists Okechukwu Nzelu and Rosie Garland will be reading from their work, discussing their practice, reflecting, reminiscing and attempting to answer a vital question: ‘Now that you have our attention, how would you like to be read?’ Join us on Wednesday to hear from some of the city’s most exciting writers at this one-off lockdown lit-fest with a difference.

Supported by Manchester International Festival.

https://mif.co.uk/whats-on/paying-attention/

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