Gig List

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Poetry Bordello

The Voodoo Rooms
19A West Register Street,
EH22 Edinburgh

Presenting the most outstanding revue event in the poetry year!!!!

Poetry Circus proudly presents a stunning cabaret night of mouth-wateringly naughty spoken word, deliciously delightful burlesque and heart-pounding physical theatre at the sumptuous Voodoo Rooms with a to-die-for cast led by the sensational Rosie Garland - poet, chanteuse and best-selling novelist.

Supporting Rosie we have two amazing Poetry Circus regulars and popular superstars of the Central Scotland poetry scene in their own rights; get ready for the one, the only, the totally incorrigible Angie Strachan paired with the totally phenomenal and completely inimitable Suky Goodfellow.

And that's not all, leading our burlesque team we are honoured to have the stunning Miss Peachy Pearl plus our regular physical theatre star, Rach Rostock who has delighted Poetry Circus audiences at our Broken Hearts shows.

And, unbelievably, there's also a full line-up of amazing performers to be announced soon!

Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. Tickets are £7.50 in advance or £10 on the door on the night.

Advance booking link: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Edinburgh/The-Voodoo-Rooms/The-Poetry-Circus-Poetry-Bordello/13630672/?fbclid=IwAR0DpPgKUnu4VfYIljUzC8hFOJzryCJfpvWh4GhOqe340iwc_mD0IL0om7k

Blackwell's Bookshop
University Green
146 Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9GP
Thu, 24 October 2019
19:00 – 20:30 BST

An evening of folk horror with Lucie McKnight Hardy & Andrew Michael Hurley

Blackwell's Manchester are delighted to be hosting a special evening of folk horror with Lucie McKnight Hardy and Andrew Michael Hurley. They'll be talking to author Rosie Garland about their latest books 'Water Shall Refuse Them' and 'Starve Acre'
Tickets are £3.00 and include a complimentary glass of wine plus money off the books on the night.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-of-folk-horror-with-lucie-mcknight-hardy-andrew-michael-hurley-tickets-69889688941

Leeds Festival of Gothica

Leeds City Museum
Cookridge St,
LS2 3 Leeds
The event is free

The Fashion Show starts at 14:00
Doors open at 11:00

Leeds Festival of Gothica and Leeds City Museum have once again joined forces to bring you a day of dark delights.
As the home of gothic music we are celebrating the diversity of gothica! We are hosting an Alternative Fashion show hosted by the every witty Rosie Garland featuring incredible designers.

Tickets for the Fashion Show are available at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-festival-of-gothica-alternative-fashion-show-tickets-66764192497?ref=eios&fbclid=IwAR2NSnPbtzpndH4Oc7c0TSljyxkTw4yKQSgPFfoSu0d6wDKbxLmwikYeuYM

Tickets for the Talks are available at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-festival-of-gothica-academic-talks-tickets-66765093191?fbclid=IwAR1PJKOD0JdxJHgbFDdsFMa16o2FxyNTO8ij9zOCSf3uZSm450aH-RXJe9c&ref=eios

Tickets are available at eventbrite or on a first come first serve basis on the door.
Recommended age 14+ but younger children can come is accompanied by an adult.

An evening with Rosie Garland

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate,
M3 3EH Manchester

The John Rylands Library's inaugural writer in residence reads from her new novel for the first time!

This exciting evening event will include readings by Rosie from the unpublished manuscript, a Q&A session and a book signing.

Rosie feels an affinity with libraries and has chosen to set her new novel in The John Rylands Library in the 1980s. She has been writing the novel in the heart of The John Rylands Library, on the gallery in the Historic Reading Room.

If you have a question you’d like Rosie to answer in the Q&A session, feel free to email it in advance to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosie Garland is an award-winning writer of novels, poems and short stories, and performer and singer with post punk band The March Violets. Her highly acclaimed novels include The Palace of Curiosities in 2013, followed by Vixen in 2015 and The Night Brother in 2017, which is set in Manchester in the late 19th and early 20th century. Val McDermid also recently selected Rosie as one of her top 10 LGBTQ writers in the UK.
Book your place now via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-rosie-garland-tickets-72247796103?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3fV60Hkxyz3SQbZsbWWVUD2hSJaIAmA5sqoaLTaL9QwfLc9thhIeUz6bg

This event has a limited number of spaces. If you make a booking and cannot attend, please cancel your booking so that we may offer the ticket to someone else.

Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation

Lumb Bank
The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre
Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6DF

Fiction: Work-in-Progress
Monday October 14th - Saturday October 19th 2019

Delighted to be guest tutor on this Arvon Foundation writing course. (with wonderful tutors Amanda Smyth & Chris Cleave)
An inspiring week to focus on a work-in-progress and how to bring it to completion, with practical guidance and workshops to help navigate the challenging and
exciting process of developing your narrative. We will explore the bare bones of writing fiction – sourcing ideas, plot, character, setting, dialogue and point of view. This structured, focused course will send you away knowing what you need to do to finish your fiction project, and leave you feeling surprised at how much progress you’ve made. Come with your curiosity and ideas.

https://www.arvon.org/tutors/rosie-garland/

Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman & Rosie Garland

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.30pm
Location: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LL
Tickets: Free

Join us for an evening of readings from the poetry and prose of Tania Hershman and Rosie Garland, two acclaimed Manchester-based writers who are currently working in the Gothic mode. Tania and Rosie will read from selections of their work, and join in conversation with Dale Townshend, Professor of Gothic Literature from the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman's third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, was published by Unthank Books in May 2017, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press in July 2019. Tania is curator of short story hub ShortStops celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.

Rosie Garland
Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland also performs as infamous alter-ego Rosie Lugosi Vampire Queen. With a passion for language nurtured by public libraries, her work’s appeared in Under the Radar, The North, Spelk, Rialto, Mslexia & elsewhere.
She is inaugural writer in residence at The John Rylands Library, Manchester.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-manchester-gothic-an-audience-with-tania-hershman-rosie-garland-tickets-65107642712?ref=eios

Rogue Alternative Fair, Manchester

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
102 Oldham St,
Manchester

Tickets: £4 in advance and £5 on the door.
Sun, 13 Oct, 01:00 – 17:00

The Rogue Model Management Halloween fair and cabaret returns for another fangtastic instalment With this edition having an array of sinfully naughty delights. Trick or treat?
Hosted by the fabulous Valen Vain watch delectable Performances that are sure to be hotter than hell by Lolita Laytex, Dante-Layla and Kitty Massacre alongside a guest appearance by Rosie Garland!

Fancy a shopping spree? Then check out the array of amazing traders onsite selling crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories plus more!
Come party with us rogues for an unforgettable sinful Halloween soirée!

Over 18's Only.
Visit the events section of: https://www.facebook.com/roguemodelmanagement/
for trader and performer updates.

On the door discount for NUS/Emergency Services/Armed Forces/Veterans.
Tickets will also available from the Frog and Bucket booking office. Please check their page for opening times.

Gothic Writing workshop, Clayton Hall

Dark Fiction Writing Course at Clayton Hall
Clayton Hall,
Clayton Hall Road,
Manchester, M11 4RU

I’m delighted to be guest workshop facilitator at Clayton Hall in October.

Writer-in-residence Hannah Kate leads a six-part weekly writing course (with performance night) in the unique and evocative setting of Clayton Hall. Learn techniques for creating atmospheric and evocative writing, workshop your ideas, and share your work in a friendly and supportive environment. This course also includes a guest workshop from Manchester author Rosie Garland.

Wed 2 Oct (7-9pm): Guest workshop by Rosie Garland

https://www.visitmanchester.com/whats-on/dark-fiction-writing-course-at-clayton-hall-p427171

Testify

Hanky Panky Pancakes
20 Commonhall Street,
CH1 2BJ Chester,
Cheshire

Poetry Without The Pretension

Come and share your words with us!
Whether you're new to poetry or a seasoned professional, all are welcome to come and share their work.
Don't fancy performing? Come and watch for an inspiring night

Tues 1st October at 7:30pm – special guest – Rosie Garland!

Sign up on the night for a slot - sign ups from 7pm

Pay What You Feel (suggested £3)

https://www.testifypoetry.co.uk/

Green Ink Sponsored Write 2019: 10.30am, Saturday 28 September

I’m honoured to be one of the writers selected for Macmillan Cancer Green Ink Sponsored Write 2019!

Working from homes, cafes and other creative dens across Britain, new and experienced writers will create new work inspired by Macmillan Cancer Support's mission to improve quality of life for everyone affected by cancer. All genres are getting involved; writers are sponsored for their time, not their word count. This year's theme is 'Time Being'.

To receive your copy of the 2019 anthology as a thank-you for donating (to be emailed Mon 30 Sept), please tick the box that allows us to contact you when you make your donation!

If you have any questions, contact Rachel Knightley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Your 2019 Sponsored Writers are Dan Berlinka, Lottie Butler, Simret Cheema-Innis, Gemma Dorsett, Shane Finn, Edward Fisher, Rosie Garland, Marianne Izen, Rachel Knightley, Peter Laws, Jackie Naffah and Katharine Orton.

Macmillan Cancer Support is here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right right there with you. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/greeninksponsoredwrite2019

Q Story

Umbrella Fair Pavilion
The Racecourse,
Kettering Road,
Northampton, NN1 4LG

Join us for a day of author talks, readings and spoken word as we celebrate LGBTQIA literature. Please see the "book festival authors” page for details of the authors who will be joining us. The festival is open to LGBTQIA people and allies alike, and will be a day for our community to come together and have fun.

The timings for the day will be as follows:
11.00 am Doors open
11.15 am Welcome speech
11.30 am - 12.30 pm Rosie Garland
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm Meg-John Barker - etc

Tickets will cover the whole day and there will be three different pricing options depending on what you feel you can afford. There will also be free tickets available for carers accompanying people with disabilities. If you would like to come but cannot afford a ticket, please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Low-income price: £3
Standard price: £5
Supporter price: £10

Our venue
The festival will be held at the Umbrella Fair Pavilion in Northampton. There is parking on site. Our author talks will be held in a marquee on-site, the main hall in the Pavilion will be used for author signings, eating and socialising, and there will also be a smaller, quiet room available for those who need some chill-out time.

There is a vegetarian and vegan cafe on site, and other options for food nearby. There will be a vegetarian & vegan BBQ in the evening. Please note that the Umbrella Fair Organisation is a vegetarian/vegan organisation and we ask you to respect their values by not consuming meat on-site.

https://qstorynorthampton.webs.com/book-festival-details

Biconic - Spoken Word for Bi Visibility Day

The Font
7-9 New Wakefield St,
M1 5NP Manchester

19:00-01:00
Donation on the door PAYF

Join us for a spectacular charity night of spoken word from some of the North West's finest bi and pan identifying poets and writers! We will have poems, games, unicorn dress up, cocktails, mocktails, prizes and an amazing DJ to take us through til 1am.

LOOK AT OUR INCREDIBLE LINE UP:
Jackie Hagan
Rosie Garland
Kinsman
Maz Hedgehog
Genevieve Walsh
J Lythgoe
Mica Sinclair
Bob Horton
Xavier Velastin
Jane Claire Bradley
Janey Colbourne
Bryony Bates
Midnight Shelley
Andy Pilkington
Bonnie Hancell

Plus your comperes Drew Lawson and Helen Darby

On the decks: The sublime JESS ROSE
All proceeds will be split equally between Biscuit and Biphoria
Unicorn cocktails from Font - one pound from every sale to charity
Come and be super visible bi and pan and allies with us!!

New Mills Festival FABARET

Torr Vale Mill,
Torrvale Rd, High Peak SK22 3HS

7.30pm till late
TICKETS £20 (advance) £23 (full)

IT’S A FESTIVAL, IT’S A CABARET – IT’S A FABARET!

Featuring music, burlesque, acrobats and much, much more, it’s New Mills Festival FABARET, brought to you by ‘the Festival and Music in Hospitals and Care’. Doors will be flamboyantly-flung open, at 7.30 pm on Friday 13th September, by your compere for the night, Rosie Lugosi.

The event takes place at the newly-renovated events floor in the iconic Torr Vale Mill, located in the stunningly beautiful Torrs Riverside Park - a natural gorge that runs through the centre of New Mills - and promises to be a real barnstorming Festival launch event.
Tickets – priced at £20 (Advance) and £23 (Full) – are available only to over 16s.

Acts include music from The Baghdaddies and, also local favourites - Lazlo Baby. There will be jaw-dropping acrobatics from the female duo Les Deux Ailes, and sultry performances by the wonderful burlesque star, Raven Noir.
The Friday 13th date could not be more appropriate for our compere. Lock up your daughters, hold on to your hats and keep your hand on your jewels... prepare yourself for the Vampire Queen, Rosie Lugosi! Rosie Lugosi is a mistress of musical mayhem – one of the UK's most in-demand comperes, and certainly the kinkiest. She has appeared throughout the UK as well as Europe and the USA and is well-equipped to keep things moving along at a pace.

Tickets are available online below or tel: 07753842861.

https://www.newmillsfestival.com/new-mills-festival-fabaret

Writers in the Bath

The Bath Hotel
66 Victoria St,
Sheffield, S3 7QL

Entry: £4
Time: 7.30

Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The Bath
With special guests Rosie Garland & Dawn Gorman!

We’re honoured to have guest writers who held us in thrall last time they visited, & surely will again. Let’s turn out in force to welcome them to the warmth of The Bath. Arrive early if you want to get a seat.
Open Mic Event
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cabaret Macabre

The Fulford Arms,
121 Fulford Road,
YO10 4EX York
North Yorkshire

7pm till late

Join your host, Rosie Lugosi!
The Fulford Arms will be transformed to host our Cabaret Macabre show - come and join us to be entertained!

We are delighted to have Rosie Lugosi join us as our host for the evening. Rosie Lugosi, the Vampire Queen, mistress of ceremonies, performs twisted cabaret and has been tantalising audiences worldwide with her unique blend of camp humour, mayhem and song for many years.
Come and experience the 'Cabaret Macabre' at the Fulford Arms. Rosie will be joined by A Mere Kat, A Short Dark Stranger, Alice Nicholls, Marie Devilreux and Victor & The Bully.

Part of the Black Rose Ball weekend.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-rose-ball-weekend-2019-cabaret-macabre-tickets-59523096183

Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special

Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh EH3 5AQ

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:30 PM 7:30 PM

with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie Thrasivoulou
MC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevenson
open mic slots available

Don’t miss our Book Fringe special of Listen Softly, our beloved monthly poetry night that creates a supportive and relaxed atmosphere for performance. Featuring three performances Rosie Garland, Jane Bradley and Jamie Thrasivoulou + open mic slots!
Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much joviality and encouragement.
If you are interested in trying out new material or flexing your performance muscles (no experience required) then comment below or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.bookfringe.com/whatson/listensoftly

Antwerp Queer Arts Festival

De Studio
Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4,
2000 Antwerpen,
Belgium

Lecture / Cabaret
13:30 - 15:00

Rosie Garland, writer and cabaret performer from Manchester (UK), will tell us about the suffragette movement in the UK in a lecture, and jazz it up with a Victorian suffragette song or two.
After her talk she is invited to Fleur Pieret’s salon, where Els Flour of het Archief- en Onderzoekscentrum voor Vrouwengeschiedenis (AVG-Carhif) will address the similarities and differences with the struggle for women’s vote in Belgium.

From there we take it to a salon discussion on which battles still need to be fought today. For this discussion, we invited several panellist, all believing in the benefits of an intersectional feminism and will discuss what that means to them.

Clarice M.D. Gargard (NL) is journalist and UN-Women Representative. In March 2019, her documentary film Daddy and the Warlord (director Shamira Raphaela) was released. The doc deals with her family background and the Liberian civil wars. Her book ‘Drakendochter’ (Arbeiderspers),will be launched in september 2019.

Ilse Ghekiere (BE) is a dancer and activist (#Wetoo, ENGAGEMENT). In 2017 Ghekiere received a grant from the Flemish government in order to research sexism within the Belgian dance scene. She is author of several #metoo-related articles, amongst which #Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism. She founded ENGAGEMENT, an artist movement that puts issues concerning sexual harrasment, sexism and abuse of power in the art world on the agenda.

Simon(e) van Saarloos (NL) is a writer, performer and philosopher. Her manifest “Het monogame drama” (by August available in English as “Playing Monogamy”) did not go unnoticed. In September the essay “Herdenk herdacht”, about queer oblivion, white remembering and physically commemorating.

AQAF is an international arts festival, questioning gender and sexual diversity, that takes place each year at the beginning of August. Entering its sixth edition, each year we have programmed both local performers and international talent within a variety of art forms: music, literature, film, dance, theatre, exposition, performance…

https://www.queerarts.be/sunday-august-11?fbclid=IwAR2ASQb7qtlvhjDp8hZoZUYu2ZvGRQl4wpbqH2D-TXh-vMHSZsKq2KlOY1E

FaxFiction

The Chambers Waterside Arts
1 Waterside Plaza,
Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF

Saturday, July 27, 2019
18:30 21:00
Tickets: £8/£6

Old technology – we all used it, and it’s still there: cassette tapes, floppy discs, videos, 35mm slides, overhead projectors, Ansaphones, games consoles, View-Masters, faxes, Dictaphones, reel to reel, Ceefax…
How did we function with these ancient machines, these relics of the future?
In FaxFiction, seven writers – Sarah-Clare Conlon, Gary Fisher, David Gaffney, Rosie Garland, Valerie O’Riordan, Fat Roland and Nicholas Royle – have created six brand-new short stories focusing on these old technologies, and they will perform their pieces using gathered artefacts as part of this show, made uniquely for Refract:19.

Back with a bang for its third edition this July, is the opportunity to experience things differently at Waterside during Refract:19 . Running from Thursday 18 July to Saturday 27 July, this ten day event promises the very best in live comedy, music, dance, experiential performance and theatre.

https://www.refract.org.uk/events/faxfiction

LGBT+ tour of The John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester, M3 3EH

Saturday, July 27, 2019
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Free event

Towering over Deansgate, The John Rylands Library is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.
Imposing? Yep. Daunting? Sure. Ever ventured inside? Think it’s not the place for ‘you’?

Come on this specially-designed tour with Manchester writer Rosie Garland. Nominated for the Polari Prize & winner of the Coop LGBT Novel of the Year, her latest book ‘The Night Brother’ has been described as ‘Orlando meets Jekyll & Hyde’.

Discover how she’s Queering the Rylands, using the collections to inspire her new novel. Find out about ghosts, and the woman who built the library. How we can write our queer stories into new spaces.
Join us and put a queer pin in the map of Manchester.
Here be dragons!

https://superbia.org.uk/events/lgbt-tour-of-the-john-rylands-library

Pride X Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool,
Liverpool L3 4BB

26 July 2019 at 18.30–22.30
FREE EVENT

Celebrate Pride in Liverpool with us at our special late night event
We’re kicking off our city’s Pride weekend with an exciting evening of free talks and workshops. Music will come from House of Suarez DJ Dave Brennan. Dave will pay tribute to Keith Haring and the 80s by playing all things vogue and house throughout the evening.
Entry into our ★★★★★ Keith Haring exhibition will be free for the evening.

Schedule for the evening
Includes:
19.00-21.00 Penguin Pride
Enjoy poetry performances and readings by Seán Hewitt, the winner of an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award, and the Resurgence Prize, Rosie Garland, Green Carnation and Polari Prize-shortlisted author, Keith Jarrett, a former UK Slam Poetry Champion and a PhD researcher at Birkbeck and Niven Govinden, a Green Carnation Prize-shortlisted author.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/keith-haring/pride-x-tate-liverpool

Polari

G-A-Y Manchester
63 Richmond Street
Manchester
M1 3WB

Wed, 24 July 2019
19:00 – 22:00

Following the recent sell-out success at Heaven, London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon rocks up at G-A-Y in Manchester.
Expect a night of cabaret, comedy, drama, poetry and performance with a literary bent.

Hosted by Paul Burston with author and performer Rosie Garland, playwright and actor Alexis Gregory, author Simon McDermott, award-winning poet Andrew McMillan and author and comedian VG Lee.

£8 in advance, limited £5 concessions on the door (cash only)

Mslexicon

Devonshire Hall,
Cumberland Rd,
Leeds LS6 2EQ

I’m delighted to be facilitating a number of workshops and events over the whole weekend!

Mslexicon is a house party like no other.
Part brainstorm, part bootcamp, part celebration, it is a chance to nurture your writing craft and career with the help of leading agents, authors, tutors and mentors, all hand-picked for the depth of their knowledge and their commitment to supporting women writers.

Mslexicon 2019 is for writers of creative prose: novels and short fiction, memoir and biography, and all types of narrative non-fiction. The programme has been designed to foster creativity and provide you with the skills and confidence you need to achieve your writing goals.

Bring your book idea, your first page, your pitch, your career question, for individual 1-2-1 feedback from our guest agents and book doctors. Our group workshops, talks and panel discussions will cover craft issues such as character development, voice and plot, as well as career advice on publishing trends, performance skills, prioritising your creativity, and how to cope with the submissions rollercoaster. And there will be lots of opportunities between sessions for networking with professionals with a reputation for supporting women writers.

Whatever stage you have reached in your writing process, there will be something to suit you at Mslexicon.

https://mslexia.co.uk/mslexicon/

Origins of the Outsiders: The New Goths

Saturday, 6th July 2019
12:30pm - 1:45pm

The history of goth culture goes far beyond Bauhaus, the Cure, and copious amounts of black eyeliner. In fact, you can trace its roots as far back as the barbarian outsiders of post-Roman late antiquity. In their book, The Evolution of Goth Culture, scholars Karl and Beverley Spracklen trace the movement’s trajectory through the ages, from its genesis to its eventual progression into modern gothic alternative culture.

Spracklen will be joined by writer and lead singer of The March Violets, Rosie Garland, and organiser of Gothic Manchester Festival, Laura Ager, to discuss goth’s place then and now, the moral panics surrounding it, and the growing commodification of goth music, fashion, and counter-cultural resistance.

This event will be held in the beautiful gothic surroundings of Bradford Cathedral, so tighten your corsets and meet us at the altar.

Laura Ager is a researcher, educator, event organiser and relentless cultural enthusiast. From an early interest in 1990s sub-cultures to a recent PhD in festivals, Laura’s interests are in the connections between people, practices and places. She writes for several blogs and her latest project is the Yorkshire based pop-up cine-club, Film Fringe.

Rosie Garland
Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland’s work appears in Under the Radar, TSS, Longleaf Review, The Rialto, Ellipsis and elsewhere. She’s authored three novels: The Palace of Curiosities, Vixen, & The Night Brother, which The Times described as “a delight…with shades of Angela Carter.”

Karl Spracklen is a Professor of Sociology of Leisure and Culture at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has published over a hundred papers, books and book chapters, all about leisure. His latest co-authored is The Evolution of Goth Culture (Emerald, 2018). He is the Principal Editor of Metal Music Studies.

https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/origins-outsiders-new-goths/

MIX 2019: Experiential Storytelling

Monday 1 July, 2019
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bath Spa University
Corsham Court campus
Church St,
Corsham,
Wiltshire SN13 0BZ

MIX has established itself as an innovative forum for the exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America.

I’m delighted to be presenting a paper on my residency at The John Rylands Library, at this prestigious conference.

https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/research-and-enterprise/research-centres/centre-for-cultural-and-creative-industries/ccci-events/mix-conference/

Rewriting the North: Rosie Garland and Livi Michael

27th June 2019
6.30 for 7pm start

The Portico Library
57 Mosley St,
Manchester M2 3HY

The Portico Library and the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University have come together to organise ‘Rewriting the North’: a series of events celebrating writers and writing connected with the North of England. In each event, two leading writers will read from their work and will discuss the role that place plays in their creative practice. ‘Rewriting the North’, then, will explore the relationship between writing and place across a range of forms and genres. By extension, it will celebrate how such writers are rewriters are reimagining the North of England.

In the second event of this new series, Livi & Rosie will explore the role that historical fiction plays in their evocations of the landscapes – both real and imagined – of the North of England.

That's What She Said London

The Book Club
100 Leonard Street,
EC2A 4RH London

7.30-10.30pm

"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard)
Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

LINE-UP FOR WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE

Emma McGordon - award winning writer originating from Cumbria.

Rosie Garland, Cheryl Powell and Sam Mills will be helping to launch "Disturbing the Beast" a new anthology from the independent publisher, Boudicca Press. The collection comprises of weird fiction stories that explore lesser talked about female centred topics by some of the best women writers in the UK, including Kirsty Logan and Aliya Whiteley.

Marcelle Mateki Akita (@matekiwrites) is a writer, consultant, co-founder of Afrikult. and blogs on matekiwrites. She co-produces the Africa Writes festival in London.
Open mic walk ups on the evening are welcomed but with limited places it might be advisable to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a burning desire to speak out and speak up.

Get your tickets for only £8 (£5 student or unwaged) now while you can, or come along on the night for £10 (£7 student or unwaged) on the door.

And remember - For Books' Sake is a volunteer led, community organisation so all your pennies will be going back into championing women writers!