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Langley Writers

Free creative writing workshops every third Thursday of the month 2-4pm

Demesne Community Centre
Asby Close
Middleton
Manchester
M24 4JF

All welcome, whether your new to writing or a pro. Warm welcoming group. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Our guest workshop facilitator for May is Rosie Garland!

MAH17: Bad Language at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester, M13 9LW

18 May 2017, free entry
Performances 6.30pm – 9pm

Live literature organisation Bad Language has been the recipient of not one, but two Saboteur Awards (a record in the history of the award) in recognised for drawing stand-out headliners to their monthly free night, as well as programming events with authors including Booker Prize longlistees at high profile venues and festivals. Now, for Manchester After Hours 2017, Bad Language presents an evening of immersive storytelling in the beautifully-restored surrounds of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, where the interior is just as it would have been in 1857.

Rosie Garland, Abi Hynes & Joe Daly will read specially-commissioned pieces responding to the living history of the house; pieces on display include the desk that Elizabeth Gaskell, author of Mary Barton and North and South, was constantly interrupted in her writing with questions about the children, or how long to boil the beef for tea. The promenade style performance will give attendees a chance to admire the wool carpets woven to a mid-19th century design, or the window where Charlotte Brontë hid behind the curtains, too shy to join the company.

The Time-Travelling Suffragettes

have their first outing in London on Sunday May 14th, at The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, which is a hop & a skip from King’s Cross.
7pm
£10 door, £8 advance

It would be really nice to see you there. Joined by the Autorotation & Hi-Reciprocity.

Here’s a bit of blurb-
Armed with banners, a twinkle in their eye and a spanner or two for throwing into the works, The Time-Travelling Suffragettes have travelled to the present day to raise their voices in rousing song. They perform updated versions of nineteenth-century popular classics, making lyrical stops along the way in their musical journey towards the twenty-first century. The duo combine the musical talents of novelist & cabaret performer Rosie Garland (novelist, poet, aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen) and multi-instrumentalist Éilish McCracken (Rose McDowall, Sgt Buzfuz, Slate Islands, Ida Barr).

FB event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1862151460728762/

ticket link

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/392687

poetrynites@thebookcase


on Saturday May 13th
with Rosie Garland, Jodie Hollander
and Charlotte Wetton

Same time (7 – 9 pm)
Same price (£6 with wine and refreshments)
Same fantastic poetry lined up at Hebden Bridge’s The Book Case!

The Book Case
29 Market St
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6EU
01422 845353
www.bookcase.co.uk

Rosie Garland might be better known as Mslexia Prize winning author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen, but she is also a poet who skillfully treads the line between performance and the lyric. Her new collection, As In Judy (Flapjack Press, 2016) is as inventive and politically engaged as her previous body of work, and ‘imagines the inner and outer landscapes we all inhabit with eloquence and grace’.

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Jodie Hollander is an American poet visiting the UK to launch her first full collection of poems, My Dark Horses, from hot new poetry imprint, Pavilion Poetry. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.

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Witty and compelling, Charlotte Wetton’s debut pamphlet, I Refuse to Turn into a Hatstand (Calder Valley Poets), shows a young poet skillfully in charge of her material. Her spoken word album Body Politic was released in 2012.

and we will make love
on the stone flags, on the dirt of the yard,
until dusk falls, salt stiffens on cooling skin,
and the cicadas sing and sing until death.’

(Charlotte Wetton ‘In Mexico’)

Tickets in advance or on the door from The Book Case, 29 Market Street, Hebden Bridge. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New writing & music at Sandbar, Manchester

120 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL

free event!
7.30pm-10pm
Detail tbc

Wonderful news – I have been awarded a 2017 Hawthornden Fellowship!

So – from mid-March to mid-April I will be living in Hawthornden Castle, on a wonderful writing retreat. I’ll be sharing the month with five other writers, all of whom are a mystery. Judging by the photographs, ‘stunning’ is an understatement.

Apparently I can visit the caves under the castle, which were lined in red velvet to celebrate the visit of Queen Victoria in 1842. Velvet-lined caves. Honest…

http://www.writersservices.com/reference/hawthornden-castle-fellowship

Rebel Dykes & For Books’ Sake at Wonder Women Festival

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
Manchester, M15 4FN
12th March 2017

4:00-6.00pm
From £4

Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME will screen the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016.
This will be followed by a showcase of incendiary poetry and performance put together by For Books’ Sake, featuring blisteringly bold and brilliant queer women writers from across the UK. Expect exciting, powerful spoken word that celebrates sexuality, rebellion and revolution, featuring Majikle, author of Margaret Thatcher Made Me an SM Dyke; internationally renowned poet, playwright and educator Sophia Walker, author of Opposite the Tourbus (Burning Eye Books); and Manchester literary luminary and dark fiction darling Rosie Garland, author of numerous poetry collections and novels The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen and The Night Brother (forthcoming from Borough Press), compered by For Books’ Sake founder Jane Bradley.

Curated by Instigate Arts
Collection in aid of MASH, Manchester Action on Street Health

http://forbookssake.net/events/event/rebel-dykes-wonder-women-manchester/

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/rebel-dykes/

Women of the World Festival Cabaret

Clore Ballroom,
Level 2
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

9-11pm

Diva Hollywood is producing and hosting the Friday night Cabaret event for the Wow Festival in March at The South Bank. A diverse and delicious cabaret, which is not for the faint hearted. Celebrating topics of gender, disability, body image and much more.
She has hunted far and wide and brought together the finest and most challenging female performers from around the globe for Divalicious Cabaret. They will shock you, break your heart, make you laugh, entice and tease you but most of all make you remember that the 21st century Woman is Diverse and Delicious.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world

WORD!

is the longest running poetry and spoken
word night in the Midlands.

Y Theatre
7 East Street,
Leicester, LE1 6EY

£4 / £7

8pm (performers 7pm)

Based at the Y Theatre, Leicester, it takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, between 8.00 and 10.30pm. The evening is composed of an open mic, followed by special guest Rosie Garland.
PLUS
Creative writing workshop with Rosie Garland 4-6pm

http://wordpoetryleic.blogspot.co.uk/

Dolly Mixtures

Royal Exchange Theatre,
St Ann's Square,
Manchester, M2 7DH

Free entry
From 7.30pm

Cabaret and spoken word evening to celebrate Wonder Women Manchester Festival. Featuring Rosie Garland, Kate Fox, Stefanie Fetterman, Jane Bradley & many more...
A variety showcase of the most cutting edge feminist theatre and performance. From poetry to classical, from theatrical performance to cabaret and much more. Expect to be rattled and roused. But be warned, contents are not sweet! Curated by Instigate Arts.

We are asking for donations on the night which will be split between artists and our selected charitable cause.

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/dolly-mixtures/

UTTER! Lutonia
The Hat Factory
65 - 67 Bute Street,
Luton LU1 2EY

Thursday 2nd March, 2017
19:30 - 22:30
£5 / £3 concessions
To book tickets please call 01582 878100
UTTER! Spoken Word brings a Panoply of spoken word and literary talent from the locality and beyond.
The bill features: Rosie Garland
The night will be powerful and enlivening, full of bubbling words and running rhythms, voice and mind connecting directly in a room alive with ideas. Compered by Lee Nelson “Our very own peoples’ poet” – Luton News, the keeper of Luton’s live-poetry flame, veteran of the Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
http://www.lutonculture.com/hat-factory/whats-on/2017/03/02/utter-lutonia-14/2170/

Lesbian Lives Conference 2017: Lesbian Love/s

http://www.lesbianlives.org/conference-2017-1/

Saturday 25th February 2017
The LGBTQ Life Research Hub is please to announce that the 2017 International Lesbian Lives conference will be held at the University of Brighton, UK, 24-25 February 2017.
..and I’m delighted that I have been invited to present a paper on ‘Vixen’, with a separately-programmed reading from the novel. Both Sessions are scheduled for the morning of Saturday 25th February.
The theme for the 2017 Lesbian Lives Conference is Lesbian Love/s. The 23rd edition of this conference is hosted by the University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with feminist scholars from University College Dublin.
http://www.lesbianlives.org/

Location:
Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
Conference programme:
http://www.lesbianlives.org/conference-2017/conference-programme/
For directions, please see the link below:
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/whats-on/gallery-theatre

UNIQLO TATE LATE

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
Free entry
6pm-10pm

Experience the gallery after-hours with a mix of art, music, film and workshops
This month we celebrate women in art by taking inspiration from the pioneering contemporary female artists in our collection.

Pop-Up Feminist Library

Check in to the Feminist Library to explore Tate’s collection through readings with writers, zine making and a feminist photo booth. Featuring Rosie Garland! Curated by Caroline Smith - the Feminist Library’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence 2017.

Plus DJs, Visuals (Natalia Stuyk), Patches of Hope for 2017, Arcola 50+ and
Deep Throat Choir

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/late/uniqlo-tate-lates

Campus Pride

Campus Pride rolls out across campus in February, with a special live literature event on Wednesday 22nd, featuring Rosie Garland!
Plus OPEN MIC.
Free event

Venue:
Stage 2
Leeds Beckett University Student Union
City Campus,
Portland Building,
Portland Way,
Leeds LS1 3HE

Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Contact Details
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The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at ‘Rock Art’

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
First Street,
Manchester M15 4FN

6-9pm
Entry price: Free
Join us for an appearance of The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events.

Fri 17th Feb 2017

As part of his major new solo exhibition Rock Art at HOME in Manchester, artist John Hyatt will host Club BIG, a pop-up club presenting live music, poetry and performance.
Open 6pm-9pm every Friday with a fully licensed bar and MC'd by the artist himself, Club BIG will also serve as a debating chamber and live art space and aims to offer 'an unfolding and inquisitive symphony on the invisible threads that connect us and the world'.

http://homemcr.org/event/club-big/

WI talk
Milnrow & District WI,
Hollingworth Academy
Cornfield St,
Milnrow,
Rochdale OL16 3DR

7pm

I’ll be talking to this WI group about being a writer, as well as reading a selection of fiction and poetry.

WordPlay

Loom Lounge
Dean Clough,
HX3 5AX Halifax, West Yorkshire

7.45-10pm

WordPlay brings the best on the block to Halifax.
Organised by poet and sheep farmer Keith Hutson the evening features guest poet Rosie Garland and concludes with a series of ‘Open spots’. Writers interested in gaining performance experience should ‘pre-book’ with Keith on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While Square Chapel undergoes building work, WordPlay will continue to be held in the lovely Loom Lounge at Dean Clough - so get down there early and enjoy some delicious food and drink before an evening filled with with poetry, performance, atmosphere and charm.

There is no set ticket price – WordPlay works on a 'Pay As You Feel' basis, so all the money collected at the end of the night will be split between the artists.

‘Dark in the Day’ book launch

City Central Library
Bethesda St,
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS

7pm

Please join Storm Constantine, Rosie Garland & Creative Writing students for a reading event to celebrate Dark in the Day (Immanion Press).
…In the blink of an eye, around the corner, The Weird is everywhere. It’s in the bird that turns out to be a fluttering newspaper, that white shoe left in a ploughed field, or the curdling smoke on the windscreen of a car, caused by the fast-moving reflection of clouds overhead. Normal is often weird and vice-versa. We’re used to weird dreams but what about the wide-awake weird? This collection celebrates evocative tales of oddness that span the genres of magic realism, the supernatural, the fantastical and the speculative.

Dark in the Day is an anthology of weird fiction, penned by established writers and also those new to the genre – the latter being authors who are, or were, students of Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, where editor Storm Constantine occasionally delivers guest lectures. Her co-editor, Paul Houghton, is the senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the university.

‘Rock Art’ Preview night

HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,
First Street,
Manchester M15 4FN

Entry price: Free
Join us for a preview of John Hyatt’s new exhibition Rock Art, featuring Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events.

Fri 3 Feb
Jon Langford with Barkley McKay
Rosie Garland
Tom Hyatt
The Three Johns

As part of his major new solo exhibition Rock Art at HOME in Manchester, artist John Hyatt will host Club BIG, a pop-up club presenting live music, poetry and performance.
The centrepiece of the show, Club BIG will welcome artists including performance poet Rosie Garland and Hyatt's own art-rock band The Three Johns. Open 6pm-9pm every Friday with a fully licensed bar and MC'd by the artist himself, Club BIG will also serve as a debating chamber and live art space and aims to offer 'an unfolding and inquisitive symphony on the invisible threads that connect us and the world'.

http://homemcr.org/exhibition/john-hyatt-rock-art/

The first Polari of 2017, now in its tenth year!

Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with Stella Duffy, Rosie Garland, Nathan Evans, Chris Chalmers and Ann Mann

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall
The Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road,
SE1 8XX London

£5

You’re guaranteed mischief and sparkle as this beloved LGBT literary salon returns for its 10th year.

Stella Duffy reads from her new book, London Lies Beneath, as the first headliner appearance for Polari at Southbank Centre in 2017. Inspired by real events, this is the story of three friends, and a tragedy that will change them forever. It is also a song of south London, of working class families with hidden histories, of a bright and complex world long neglected. London Lies Beneath is a powerful and compelling novel, rich with life and full of wisdom.

Joining Stella with readings from their latest works are Rosie Garland, Nathan Evans, Chris Chalmers and Ann Mann.

London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon continues to showcase the best in emerging and established testimony to queer hearts and lives. Polari is curated and hosted by author and journalist Paul Burston.

Recommended for ages 18+

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/polari-100002

Bad Language

Wednesday 25th January 2017
7.30pm
The Castle pub,
Oldham Street,
Manchester

Free admission.

Saboteur Award-winning Bad Language is a live literature promotion team based in Manchester.
Our special guest in January 2017 is Rosie Garland!

As always, our open mic is ready and waiting – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and grab a slot. Remember, if you’re new, we hold half our slots for people who have never performed for us before.

https://badlanguagemcr.com/

Poems Prose and Pints

The Tap and Spile

42 Tower Street,
Harrogate, HG1 1HS

Entry: £1
Time: 7.30pm

Open Mic Event
With special guest – Rosie Garland

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.30pm for 8pm, intimate space for spoken word with supportive audience, which welcomes performers, readers and listeners. Lively and innovative open mic sessions with frequent guest poets and hosts.

click here for Facebook Group -

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137267822541/?fref=ts

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Writers in The Bath

The Bath Hotel,
66 Victoria St,
Sheffield. S3 7QL
7.30pm
£4

This is my Sheffield launch of ‘As In Judy’ – my new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since 2012. I’m really excited: I’ve had wonderful editing from Char March, and both John Hyatt and David Hoyle have made blushingly complimentary comments about the poems.


Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The Bath

With special guests Rosie Garland & Stephanie Bowgett
Welcome to our final programme of 2016 - and we’re going out not with a bang but a dazzling conflagration (I hope not literally - the open fire is usually well behaved) but in terms of the brilliance of our awe-inspiring guests.

We’re honoured to have two writers who have both made massive contributions in diverse ways to literature and entertainment in the north of England. Both are making significant journeys to reach us, so let’s turn out in force to welcome them to the warmth of The Bath.

‘As In Judy’ book launch

7th December, 6-8pm (doors 5.30)

Manchester Central Library,Media Lounge
St Peter’s Square
Manchester
M2 5 PD

Free event

With special guests Lisa Matthews & Genevieve Walsh!

‘As In Judy’
It’s how I introduce myself when meeting people for the first time: ‘Hi, I’m Rosie Garland. As in Judy’.

My next novel isn’t out until June 2017, but in December 2016 I have this new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since 2012. I’m really excited: I’ve had wonderful editing from Char March, and both John Hyatt and David Hoyle have said made blushingly complimentary comments about the poems.

http://www.flapjackpress.co.uk/page9.htm

FLIM NITE

The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Palace, Northern Quarter
Doors @ 7.30pm
Acts @ 8.00pm
£2 suggested donation

What would 'Die Hard' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?
With guests including Rosie Garland

FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in Manchester's Northern Quarter. At no point do we show the film in question!

Each of our performers has been given a chunk of 'Die Hard' to turn into something new. Come and watch as our acts transform an action-packed vest-wearing blockbuster into something unrecognisable for your viewing pleasure.

We will not be showing a movie. We will be making a flim.

There are a limited number of open mic slots available! Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a slot. Remember it's flim as in FLIM and nite as in NITE. Got it? Slots are three minutes long and material must be 'Die Hard'-related.

The Looking Glass Burlesque

Pyramid & Parr Hall,
Palmyra Square South, WA1 1BL Warrington
Date/Time: Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 8:00pm
Ticket Price: £13 Cabaret Seating/£10 Theatre Seating
(£14.75/£11.75 inc online booking fee)
Hosted by Rosie Lugosi - The Looking Glass Burlesque returns for another jam-packed evening of vintage style fun and frolics. Step back in time to the golden age of variety with Suzie Sequin and the finest line-up of international and home grown cabaret performers. Watch in delight as sultry showgirls, dazzling dancers, vintage vocalists, zany sideshow performers peddle their wares for your entertainment. So dust off those dancing shoes, tight lace those corsets and tip those fedoras as The Looking Glass Burlesque gives you a night to remember!