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Thursday 11th June

Poetry Reading in the back room
The Albert,
Victoria Lane
Huddersfield HD1 2QF
(opposite the Library)

8.00pm
Free, all welcome
Four exciting readers:
Rosie Garland + others tbc

"The Albert will, to future literary historians, be as important a site as those coffee houses that Dr Johnson messed about in; and those trenches that all those war poets crouched in, scribbling. It's in the middle of Huddersfield (of course) and it houses one of the liveliest series of readings in the known universe." Ian McMillan

Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Mega-Fair @ The Institute
Hosted and emceed by ROSIE LUGOSI

The Institute
78 Digbeth High Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DY

Saturday 6th June 11am - 5pm

Join us in the Edwardian splendour of Birmingham's most iconic venue for 'The Ultimate Alternative Shopping & Entertainment Experience' only this time BIGGER & BETTER. New for Summer we are expanding to all 4 levels of the venue, near doubling guest capacity, with up to 60 exhibitors and seated balcony viewing for the main stage.

★ Up to 60 exhibitors
★ 4 levels
★ 3 shopping zones
★ 2 stages
★ Entertainment throughout including Burlesque, Twisted Cabaret, Aerial Acts & DJ's
★ Vintage Dining Experience courtesy of Lil's Parlour
★ Multiple bars
★ Cloakroom & Cashpoint

Admission : Advance tickets £6 available online (with NO BOOKING FEES) admission on the door £7 or £4 N.U.S. with ID. Please note that the increase to the previously advertised price of £5/6 is due to our compulsory VAT registration on 6.4.15.

Ticket sales, event information, exhibitor listings & performer lineups www.thealternativeandburlesquefair.com/birmingham

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Directions & Location : Opposite Digbeth coach station 5 minutes walk from Bullring Shopping Centre/Markets & Custard Factory

Car Parking : Custard Factory (Digbeth High Street) & Trinity Street (behind former Air Nightclub Heath Mills Lane) both around £5 all day and less than 5 minutes walk.

Public Transport : Nearest train station Moor Street, but only 10 mins walk from New Street.

Age Restriction : Strictly 18+ ID may be requested. Babies under 12 months old are permitted providing they are suitably carried.

Cloakroom : Available in venue

Cashpoint : Available in venue

Accessibility: Most areas are fully accessible, although smaller library room has accessible viewing for stage, but stair access is required for stalls

Dress Code : None, but feel free to look FABULOUS whatever your style

ebb and flo bookshop
12 Gillibrand St,
Chorley
PR7 2EJ
Tickets available from the bookshop or Eventbrite (link below)
£5 (glass of wine included and £2 redeemable against the book).

Rosie Garland – reading from Vixen, talking about writing and answering questions!
Arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Click link to buy tickets from Eventbrite

 

The March Violets play Wave-Gotik Treffen!

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2015
Time: 22.20h
Venue: Täubchenthal
Address: Markranstädter Straße 1
Tram: 1,2,3 & 60,N1
Stop at: Adler (1,2), Markranstädter Straße (3), Siemensstraße(60), Adler(N1)

Click link to go to WGT Official website

Friday 1 May @ 10.30pm
at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
The Late Night Dark Cabaret - SOLD OUT
Hosted by Rosie Lugusi
and starring Tronicat La Miez (Germany), Raven Noir, Mimi Amore and Lou Safire
Tickets: £15.00*

 

Our divinely decadent Burlesque! nights continue to draw in the crowds! Join Lesbian Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi as she paves the way for a host of mesmerizing variety acts guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Dress to impress and join us for some cabaret like no other in the plush red setting of the Quays Theatre, which has been transformed with table seating so you can enjoy a drink whilst taking in the show.

 

Jenni Pascoe with support from Apples and Snakes presents


JIBBAJABBA

 

Newcastle's favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course – POETRY!

Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this essential evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from around the nation! This month features the talents of Rosie Garland.

Plus there will be the usual quick-fire open mic jam all offered up to you by the terrifically talented Jenni 'Jazzhands' Pascoe.

When: Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm
Where: The Cumberland Arms,
James Place Street,
Newcastle NE6 1LD
Tickets: £4
Booking: on the door

Open mic: jam session – anyone can take it for 3 minutes!

Click to go to Jibba Jabba Facebook page

PEOPLE OF ENDLESS INTELLECT! For our 9-year LDM anniversary on 18/3, we're heading to The Phoenix - for one of those dream nights that we so want you to be a part of. Another reason: some important people are slated to come, and if the place is packed, and you are your usual lit-loving delirious, that'll only help our cause (vagueries abound!).

Selling points: we've teamed with the wizards at The Borough Press to bring LIONEL SHRIVER (she wrote We Need to Talk About Kevin) to the stage and she is going to light it the expletive up, and we're nailing down our last two judges that'll make you super-happy to be alive.

Where: The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PP
When: Show at 8:15pm sharp; doors at 7pm; afterparty after!
Tickets: £8 pre-order; £10 on the door

What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

JUDGES:
*Literary Merit: Lionel Shriver, author We Need to Talk About Kevin, Big Brother, So Much For That
*Performance: TBA!
*Intangibles: TBA!

READERS:
* Will Hodgkinson, rock & pop critic (The Times, Mojo), TV presenter, memoirist of The House is Full of Yogis
* Rosie Garland, performer, chanteuse, poet and writer of Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities
* Andrea Bennett, author of Galina Petrovna's 3-Legged Dog Story
* Matt Plampin, author of The Street Philosopher

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga & LDM Exec Producer Suzanne Azzopardi

http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/march-18-at-the-phoenix.html

Hertfordshire LitFest 2015
Programme of library events for March and April
Our annual programme of events presented by Hertfordshire Libraries takes place in March and April. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment - you can book online or by phone 01707 281533.
Phone for more details on 0300 123 4049

 

Rosie Garland

Tuesday 17 March
Watford Central Library
Hempstead Road,
Watford,
Hertfordshire WD17 3EU

Time: 7.15pm
Tickets: £7.00 / £5.00
The eclectic writer and performer talks about her novels, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities, poetry and music.

Click to go to Herts LitFest site

 

INCITE POETRY

Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,
1 Phoenix St,
London WC2H 8BU
Date: Wed 11th March 2015 at 7pm – 9.30pm

Special guests – Rosie Garland and Rod Tame.
Hosted by Trudy Howson

The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!

The first part is normally the performance part and the second half -after an interval – is for you. Throughout the night you can add your name to our Open Mic list and look forward to your slot of poetry. Anything goes! You may be seasoned, it may be your first time or you may want to try something out.

For further information see Facebook Incite Poetry

It starts at 7pm and usually goes on untill 9:30pm with free jazz performances for attendees afterwards.

Click to go to Camden LGBT Forum site

 

Huddersfield Literature Festival

When: Saturday 7 March
Time: 7.45pm (doors 7pm)
Venue: Byram Arcade,
Westgate, Huddersfield,
Yorkshire HD1 1ND

In partnership with The Blue Rooms, which will remain open for refreshments during the evening.
Tickets priced at £5 (£2.50 conc) are now on sale from the Lawrence Batley Theatre box office (www.thelbt.org; 01484 430 528).

Exciting, thought provoking, moving, funny: Polari is all these things and more – and it's making a welcome return to Huddersfield. Hosted by award-winning journalist and novelist, Paul Burston, Polari showcases the work of LGBT novelists, short story writers and poets, and has a broad appeal to anyone who enjoys an entertaining night out with excellent performers.

Festival Director Michelle Hodgson said: "We were delighted to have the opportunity to host the first ever Polari in the north and we're thrilled that Paul Burston will be returning with a new set of authors for HLF2015. Polari Up North was one of the highlights of this year's festival and we are looking forward to another highly entertaining evening of performances next March."

The performers for 2015 are:
Rosie Garland – Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie is a novelist and poet, sings in post-punk band The March Violets and performs twisted cabaret as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen.

VG Lee – Critically acclaimed author of four novels and a collection of short stories, VG Lee recently won the Ultimate Planet Award for Best Author 2014 and is a regular contributor to The Lady Magazine.

Diriye Osman – A British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist, Diriye Osman won the 2014 Polari First Book Prize with his critically acclaimed debut, Fairytales For Lost Children.

Gerry Potter – Currently touring his new book of autobiographical theatre verse, The Chronicles of Folly Butler, Gerry Potter has been wowing audiences nationally with his own unique brand of domestic-fantastic free verse.

Polari
"The most exciting literary movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas, excitement" – Huffington Post
"Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out" – Sarah Waters
Click to go to Huddersfield Literature Festival site

As part of International Women's Week, Loose Muse returns to celebrate the power of women's words with an evening of spoken word featuring guest artists - including Rosie Garland - and a woman-only open mic.
To book an open mic slot (poetry, prose and more) leave a message on the wall.
Entrance: £3.00 on the door
The Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, M1 1JG Manchester

http://loose-muse.com/

 

WATERSTONES BRADFORD
Wednesday 4th March 2015
The Wool Exchange,
Hustlergate
Bradford BD1 1BL

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start
Tickets: ring in advance or buy on the door. Coffee, cake & book purchase special deal available for £10

An Evening With Rosie Garland

Writer, performer and Waterstones favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' by discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities' and Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.

Further details: 01274 723127

WORD! Presents Rosie Garland

Where: The Y
7 East Street,
Leicester, LE1 6EY

Date - Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015
Time - 8pm (7pm performers - sign up in the theatre bar)
Price - £4/£3 conc

WORD! is the East Midland's longest running poetry and spoken word night. Based here at The Y, it takes place the first Tuesday of every month, between 7.30 and 10.30pm.

The evening is composed of an open mic, followed by a booked act. For more information contact Lydia Towsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosie Garland is a novelist, poet and sings in post-punk band The March Violets. Her poetry has been widely published, including Mslexia, The Rialto and The East Coast Literary Review. She's performed internationally, from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature to the Bowery Poetry Club, New York. Her latest solo collection is 'Everything Must Go' (Holland Park Press). Her debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' (HarperCollins 2013) was Co-operative Bank Book of the Year 2013. Her second novel, 'Vixen', launched in July 2014.

Supported by Pam Thompson.

Click to go to The Y website

The Book Case, Hebden Bridge.

Date: Thursday 26th February
Time: 7pm

Venue: The Book Case,
29 Market St
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, HX7 6EU

01422 845353
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rosie Garland - author event at The Book Case, Hebden Bridge.
The Book Case is delighted to present award winning author, Rosie Garland, who will be reading from, and signing copies of 'Vixen'.

We are an independent bookshop selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children's books, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery. We have been serving the local community for nearly 30 years, and also stock a comprehensive collection of local history titles for the area.

Click to go to The Bookcase website

Rosie Garland – Vixen paperback launch

Where: Booka Books,
26-28 Church Street
Oswestry
Shropshire, SY11 2SP

Date: Wednesday 25th February – 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start)
Tickets: £5 (redeemable against book purchase) Refreshments provided.

Join us for an evening in the company of Rosie Garland as she talks about her latest novel Vixen.

Vixen is an extraordinary tale – a story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death.
Devon 1349 – the villagers of Brauntone are awaiting a sign. As they haul a stinking creature from the nets, new priest Father Thomas thinks it has finally come. In the hands of his young housekeeper, Anne, this creature is revealed as just a girl, but in the mind of Father Thomas she is to be so much more than that. And he will stake all but his own life on that as the plague rages towards the village and its people turn to him to save them.
Following on from her much-loved debut The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen is a moving, atmospheric novel with a compelling story that that will draw you in. We are delighted to welcome Rosie to Booka to tie in with the paperback publication of Vixen.

Please book in advance – for tickets call in at the shop or purchase online via our Eventbrite page

Click to go to Booka Books website

 

Rosie Garland at the Womens' Institute

Tuesday 24th Feb
Manchester WI
The Baronial Hall
Chethams School of Music
Long Millgate,
Manchester M3 1SB

Time: 7pm

As a group we hope to present a modern twist of the traditional WI, revisiting fabulous skills such as jam making, knitting, and sewing, but also giving time over to subjects relative to today's women such as upcycling, craftivism and community involvement.

Each month we meet in the Baronial Hall at Chethams Music School in Manchester City Centre. Each meeting there's a speaker or an activity as well as a chance to catch up with other members over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

On February 24th we are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland.

Click to go to Manchester WI website

"History is a Work in Progress"
LGBT History Month in association with The University of Manchester

Date: Monday 16th Feb
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Trof (a dandyish den) at The Deaf Institute
The Basement
135 Grosvenor Street,
Manchester M1 7HE

Free event – turn up on the night.

Join Rosie Garland, Rod Tame, Steph Pike and Gerry Potter
As they take you on a historic LGBT journey through poetry!
Click to go to Deaf Institute website

WATERSTONE'S MANCHESTER DEANSGATE
Friday, 13 February 2015
7:00PM
£3 (discounted on book purchase)

An Evening With Rosie Garland
Rosie Garland
Writer, performer and local favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' by discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities' and Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.
Tickets can be bought by calling us 0161 837 3000

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

Click to go to Waterstones event page

Bar Wotever
Royal Queer Variety Show
Tuesdays at RVT
Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane,
London, SE11 5HY

Doors: from 7pm, Stage program from 8.30pm – 10.30ish. Then DJs play until we close at Midnight
Entry: £5 / £3

Writer, performer and Wotever favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' – two days before it hits the bookshops! She'll be discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her debut 'The Palace of Curiosities', which was nominated for the Polari Prize and was voted Cooperative Respect LGBT Book Of The Year 2013. Rosie has managed to follow it up with a novel that's equally strange and compelling.

+ a Timely Wotever Talk - Bisexuality Isn't Magic
For LGBT History Month, something a little different. Marcus Morgan is cross about the way people talk and think about bisexuals as if they're ninja unicorns – mythical and invisible.

Plus we have two Open Mic slots up for grabs this exciting evening!

This is a night for friendly and open minded people who know how to pay attention.

Click to go to Bar Wotever event page

When: Thursday 5th February, 7.00 - 10pm
Where: Bar Up,
5 Union Cross Yard, HX1 1TS Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tickets: Free event
Booking: on the door

It's the first Spoken Weird of the year, and we're delighted to kick off 2015 with world-famous novelist, poet, singer, compere and sorceress of words ROSIE GARLAND.

Further main acts will be announced soon!
As per usual, Spoken Weird is a free-entry poetry/spoken word event with an open mic slot available to one and all. Our venue is very easily accessible from Halifax's bus and train station (two minute walk and fifteen minute walk respectively), and there is on-street free parking available throughout the town centre. Any questions? Email your compere on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

great weather for MEDIA

When: Thursday 29th January 2015, 7.30pm
Where: The Castle Hotel,
66 Oldham Street,
M4 1LE Manchester, United Kingdom
Tickets: Free event


Info: Click for FB event page

 

Featuring BigCharlie Poet, Cathy Bryant, Maya Chowdhry, Rosie Garland, Jackie Hagan, Kieren King, Sarah Miller, Jane Ormerod, Steph Pike, Gerry Potter, and Rebecca Audra Smith

 

Join great weather for MEDIA for a crazy-good evening of poetry and spoken word from the UK and New York City.

great weather for MEDIA is an independent small press focusing on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. We are based in New York City and showcase national and international poets and writers. Submissions for our print anthology open October 15 to January 15 every year.
www.greatweatherformedia.com

To submit to our next anthology, send work by January 15 Click to submit your work

 

Although a relative newcomer to Spoken Word, BIGCHARLIE POET's work ranges from the odd through the observational to the very personal. His notebook is his constant companion.

Fifty percent Spike Milligan and fifty percent Sylvia Plath (but not necessarily the talented halves), CATHY BRYANT has won thirteen literary awards and had two well-received books published.

MAYA CHOWDHRY found her voice on CND marches; sewed it into poetry and queer politics. She has inTer-aCted, partiCipated, narRated to make still, moving and interactive words and imagery for page, stage, web and waves.

ROSIE GARLAND has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She is an eclectic writer and performer and sings in post-punk band The March Violets. Her latest solo collection is "Everything Must Go" (Holland Park Press). Her debut novel "The Palace of Curiosities" was published by HarperCollins UK in 2013 and her second novel, Vixen released in June 2014. Find her poetry in great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology "I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand". http://www.rosiegarland.com/

JACKIE HAGAN was brought up on broken biscuits by hecklers. www.jackiehagan.weebly.com

Multiple slam winning host of Evidently and the Word War Slam series KIEREN KING grew up in the "posh end" of Salford writing bad love poetry in the back of his English book. A heathen and an anarchist, he must be approached with caution at all times. Tickling him behind the ear has been proven to soothe him.

SARAH MILLER is a poet, theatre deviser and playwright with poems published in anthologies and over twenty plays produced. She's passionate about Jane Austen, vegan cake, tea sets and all things gothic and is also partial to big frocks and hats. She is currently working on a joint poetry collection with Melanie Rees, which is being published in 2015.

JANE ORMEROD was born on the south coast of England and now lives in New York City. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA. Jane performs across the United States and beyond. Her books include "Welcome to the Museum of Cattle" and "Recreational Vehicles on Fire" (both from Three Rooms Press). http://www.janeormerod.com/

STEPH PIKE is an activist and performance poet. Her poetry is urgent, topical and eloquent. She has performed extensively across the country and has been published in several anthologies. Her first collection, "Full of the Deep Bits was published in 2010. She is passionate about the transformative power of poetry, both personal and political.

Ex-grande dame of British poetry and literary King Dong of the contemporary scene, GERRY POTTER's "The Chronicles of Folly Butler" is out now with Flapjack Press. https://www.facebook.com/gerry.potterpoet

REBECCA AUDRA SMITH drags words up from the ocean's floor. They are strange rusty things which she attempts to shine.

 

Apples and Snakes presents
Hit the Ode


Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us! We have poems. Poems written on the backs of lottery tickets and on the margins of holy books; poems which yell through covered mouths and whisper through megaphones; poems which send you emails every day and poems which are not available to take your call right now. Good poems. Come and get them.

Line-up: Rosie Garland plus Dominic Berry from Manchester & Alexandre Sa from Portugal!

A very few open mic slots will be available! For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
When: Thursday 15th January 2015, 7.30pm
Where: The Victoria, 48 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
Tickets: £5
Info: www.thevictoriabirmingham.co.uk / Facebook

Open mic: half of the open mic slots available via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the other half can be claimed on the door on the day of the event.

Stereo
Renfield Lane,
Glasgow
Doors 2.30, show 3-5.30pm

For the times when it all falls intae place... Rally & Broad present: The Eureka Moment! Helping us oot in fair Glasgow, we have...

AIDAN MOFFAT! Multi-talented writer, author, spoken word performer, musician, producer... we could go on. Our headline act for this month is the fabulous Aidan Moffat!

STRANGE BLUE DREAMS! A spooky musical backdrop of gospel, early rock 'n' roll, R&B, rockabilly and country...in other words: Strange Blue Dreams indeed. **** (Glasgow Herald)

ROSIE GARLAND! Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She's an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, through touring with the Subversive Stitch exhibition in the 90s to her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.

MARTIN O'CONNOR! A vital new-talent as a performer, theatre-maker and spoken word act, O'Connor's stream-of-consciousness spoken word performances captivate and delight audiences. A finalist in Rally & Broad's Commonwealth Cultural Programme Slam, July 2014.

CHRISSY BARNACLE! Chrissy Barnacle is a singer-songwriter hailing from the grimey shores of the Clyde whose yearning and often fantastical lyrics are brimming with turmoil and optimism.

http://rallyandbroad.com/

The Writers' Toolkit 2014
November 29th
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
West Midlands B15 2TT

£37 / £31 (includes lunch)

The Writers' Toolkit is our annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers. The conference takes place over one day and offers writers the pick of sixteen sessions with industry professionals. Sessions cover topics ranging from working with publishers and agents, working in schools and community settings, writing for television and film, teaching creative writing, developing and getting funding for writing projects and residencies and making the internet work for you. Speakers are drawn from a wide range of national and regional organisations and partners including the BBC, Birmingham Rep, National Association of Writers in Education, The Arvon Foundation, The British Council and various publishers, universities and arts organisations. The conference is a wonderful opportunity for writers to meet, share ideas and make new contacts.
The full programme of sessions will be announced closer to the day.
How to Book:
To book, please contact our box office, The Box on 0121 245 4455.
Click to go to Writing West Midlands site

http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/

 

Axis Arts Centre
Cheshire Campus,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Crewe Green Rd
Crewe, Cheshire
CW1 5DU

Featured guest – Rosie Garland

CreativeWritingPlus features an eclectic mix of practitioners from the world of literature, specifically those working in fiction, memoir, scripts, poetry and media writing. The format is simple: from 1-1.50pm, in the informality of the Writing Room on the MMU Cheshire Campus, the guest writers read from and talk about their work and, in the final ten minutes, invite questions from the audience. Entry is free.
Contact: Box Office 0161 247 5302
Box Office0161 247 5302
Click to go to Axis Arts Centre site