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Festival Internazionale di arte queer

2 June 2013, 10.30 – 19.00

  • Teatro Valle Occupato

Via del Teatro Valle, 21,

00186 Rome, Italy

  • 'For the very first time in Italy, we invite you to a new femme-inist queer perspective, to a space open to femmes and their allies.
  • One of the most interesting festival events is the very first Italian Femme Conference, hosting lecturers and researchers from different parts of the world; among others our keynote speaker Natacha Chetcuti (sociologist and researcher at the GTM/CRESPPA-CNRS in Paris) and Federica Frabetti Senior Lecturer in Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes University and Rosie Garland (UK).
  • All events will be translated into English/Italian.'

The Teatro Valle is a theatre and former opera house in Rome, Italy. Commissioned by the Capranica family, the architect Tommaso Morelli designed the theatre which was built in 1726.

http://www.teatrovalleoccupato.it/

http://www.eyeswilddrag.it/

GendErotica – The Great Fem Show

Festival Internazionale di arte queer

Saturday 1st June, 21.30 – 1am

Nuovo Cinema Palazzo
Piazza dei Sanniti 9/A
00185 – Roma (zona san Lorenzo)

'For the very first time in Italy, we invite you to a new femme-inist queer perspective, to a space open to femmes and their allies.

On stage, for the very first time in Italy, four fabulous Queens: Faux Queen, Femme, feminist Burlesque artist and Vampires will make possible the very first great Femme Show. Louis(e) de Ville and Wendy Delorme (France), Fauxnique (USA), Rosie Lugosi (UK). We are honoured to share the stage with them.

Short movies and documentaries about desire and her-stories of Faux Queens, Femmes and Queer Femininity by Campbell X (UK), Dulce Garcìa (USA), Suzanne Hillinger (USA), Emilie Jouvet (France), Chriss Lag (France). Painting Exhibit (Alessandra Ciabuschi - Italy) and Photo Exhibit (Francesca Codogno - Italy, Emilie Jouvet - France)

Workshops on sexuality, fem identity and urban sexual culture. You can subscribe here until May 26th.

All events will be translated into English / Italian

http://www.nuovocinemapalazzo.it/

http://www.eyeswilddrag.it/

A gripping evening featuring stories from writers including Edgar Allan Poe, hosted by English and Creative Writing staff and guest author, Rosie Garland.

Lisa Mansell, Paul Houghton and Mark Brown will present a lecture, readings and installations to keep you in suspense.

Date: Tuesday May 28th,

Time: 7.30 - 9.30

Location: Spode China Hall (ATTENDEES Meet at 7:00pm outside Stoke Film Theatre, College Road to be guided to the venue!), Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2EF

Booking: BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING THIS LINK

Fringefest link - click here

An evening of Strange and Dark Fictions

Prestwich British Legion,
225 Bury Old Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1JE

Monday 27 May, 7.30pm

Tickets £6 (+booking fee) in advance from our Eventbrite online shop

For more information on Hic Dragones, check out the website: http://www.hic-dragones.co.uk/

To say it's an honour to have Rosie Garland performing for us at the Prestwich Book Festival is an understatement.

Rosie is a legend in Manchester. She's built up an impressive following on the cabaret circuit as Rosie Lugosi. Before that she sang in post punk goth band The March Violets. She's written several books of poetry and her short stories have been published extensively. In 2009 she was diagnosed with throat cancer: the experience inspired the poems in her most recent collection Everything Must Go (Holland Park Press 2012). She came to Prestwich last year to perform at Vocabaret and gave us a sneak preview of the poems in that collection - there was hardly a dry eye in the house. Now she's back to talk about her first novel The Palace of Curiosities. After many years of writing and getting rejection letters, Rosie submitted her novel in draft to a competition - and won. As a result, she got a six figure advance and a publishing deal from Harper Collins. It's fantastic to see her career going from strength to strength.

But we weren't content with bringing you just one great writer - no, Rosie is simply the topping on a very tasty, er, pizza of an evening taking place on Monday, 27th May. This evening will be a veritable feast of all that is strange and dark in writing. So you'll hear from local boy made good, first time author Toby Stone, acclaimed Salford-based horror writer Simon Bestwick and a showcase of talent from Hic Dragones:

  • Jeanette Greaves: contributor to Wolf-Girls and Impossible Spaces
  • Daisy Black: writer, medievalist and heavy metal morris dancer
  • Nancy Schumann: author of Take a Bite, a history of female vampires in folklore and literature
  • Richard Freeman: writer and one of the UK's few cryptozoologists
  • Beth Daley: graduate of the Creative Writing PhD programme at the University of Manchester

It's worth pausing at this point to say that Hic Dragones are a small, independent publishing house, based in Crumpsall, They focus on strange fiction and aim to be "intelligent, but a bit weird". Right in the heart of north Manchester, they are making waves on the literary scene, and have published some big name authors, including all of the above. It's a pleasure to be working with them.

To top off the evening, we'll have a stall from Rock and Goth Plus, our own local rock and goth supply shop.

And did I mention this all takes place at the gloriously refurbished British Legion, right next to Heaton Park metro?

Get your tickets now. This will be one Bank Holiday Monday to remember.

Prestwich Book Festival - An Evening of Strange and Dark Fictions

The Palace Of Curiosities

VOCABARET

The Blue Cat, 17 Shaw Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4AG,

Thursday 23rd May, show starts 8pm

Only £5 advance, £6 on the door

Loud and lively, yet up-close and personal, Vocabaret nights have quickly gained near-legendary status in Prestwich where they play to sell-out audiences. Founded by Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), Poet-in-Residence for Glastonbury Festival 2011, Vocabaret combines nationally and internationally renowned poets and musicians in 'All Killer, No Filler' line-ups which would grace any festival in the land. An unforgettable night of laughter and tears is guaranteed, all at The Blue Cat for an unbelievable £5!

Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi) is a legend in many circles. 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, to performing internationally as her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.

She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized. She is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York. Her award-winning debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was released in March 2013 by HarperCollins. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

Quiet Loner (aka Matt Hill) is one of the UK's leading Americana artists with a string of 5-star and 10/10 reviews for his new album of contemporary protest songs, "Greedy Magicians." Joining us fresh from a tour of the Netherlands with Kirsty Magee, Matt earned a standing ovation at Vocabaret in Prestwich recently for his understated but powerful songs, attracting favourable comparisons to names like Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg. http://quietloneruk.wordpress.com/about/

Our host, Tony Walsh is 'one of the UK's most renowned performance poets.' A favourite on the festival circuit, he's a Glastonbury regular and has electrified audiences at prestigious poetry, literary and music events around the UK and beyond. His poetry has been commissioned by BBC tv and radio and published in the UK, the USA and Russia. Vocabaret will be one of several launch events for his acclaimed debut poetry collection, 'SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL.' 'Fabulous stuff...' Irvine Welsh

http://longfella.co.uk/

Simply unmissable, tell your friends!

Where: The Hospital Club, 24, Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ

When: Doors at 7, Show at 8:15 (sharp); afterdrinks after

Cost: £12 adv/on the door

Sponsored by the charming HarperFiction, Literary Death Match returns to England to rip, roar and rumble in our cosiest London venue yet: The Hospital Club in the heart of Covent Garden.

This one's going to be very special, and tickets are quite limited, so be sure to get yours early!

The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound.

HarperFiction are delighted to introduce debut author Rosie Garland, and up for grabs are copies of her bewitching novel The Palace of Curiosities along with new books from Lionel Shriver, Tracy Chevalier, Robert Dinsdale and Nathan Filer, and shiny pencils too. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the dazzlingly luminous Literary Death Match London, sponsored by HarperFiction.

THE JUDGES

Literary Merit: Ben Fountain, Pen/Hemingway & Books Critics Circle Award champ for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Performance: David Arnold, composer/musical wunderkind who has scored five James Bond films.

THE READERS

* A.L. Kennedy, actor, comedian and award-winnnig author of, most recently, On Writing

* Peter Rosengard, record-breaking life insurance salesman, founder of The Comedy Store

* Rosie Garland, the author of the novel The Palace of Curiosities, and five collections of poetry

* James Benmore, author of the novel Dodger

Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga & Suzanne Azzopardi.

Join Literary Death Match on Twitter and/or Facebook now to keep up with the latest announcements!

http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/may-21-2013.html

'The Palace of Curiosities' novel launch

Rosie Garland & The Palace of Curiosities theatre troupe

  • Roll up! Roll up! Listen to Rosie Garland read from her luminous and bewitching novel, hailed by Sarah Waters as 'A jewel-box of a novel'! Marvel at the delights in the Victorian cabinet of mysteries!

19 May 2013

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St George's Hall
St George's Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 1JJ

Rosie Garland launches her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities, hailed by Sarah Waters as 'a jewel-box of a novel', joined by a circus troupe who will dazzle and amaze.

The circus troupe, also called, The Palace of Curiosities brings a touch of mystery and excitement. Their fabulously inventive props and razor sharp wit entertain audiences of all ages.

Featured in Catherine Jones's top 10 picks of what to see during the literature festival! (Liverpool Echo, 23.4.2013)

http://www.writingonthewall.org.uk/event-listing/palace-of-curiosities.html

Saturday 11th May, 2 - 4.30pm

Midland Hotel (Stanley Suite), Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

If you are thinking of entering our Postcards from the Past writing competition and would like some inspiration and top tips on writing history-inspired fiction, book a place on this special workshop with much admired author Rosie Garland. Rosie will be talking about the research behind her startling debut novel A Palace of Curiosities, featuring Victorian freak show stars The Lion Faced Girl and The Flayed Man, and leading participants through a series of practical workshops to generate new story ideas.

This is a free event organised by Manchester Literature Festival. Capacity is limited so places must be booked in advance by emailing

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Please include a day time telephone number in your email and 'Postcards from the Past' in the subject line.

Gay's the Word bookshop is delighted to host this event celebrating publication of The Palace of Curiosities, the incredible début novel from Rosie Garland (aka the performer Rosie Lugosi).

Gay's The Word,

66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB, UK

Thursday, 9 May 2013

19:00 until 21:00

Event Entry £2 - complimentary refreshments - please RSVP here on Facebook.

"The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent."

- Sarah Waters

Set in Victorian London, this luminous and bewitching debut is a profound love story lurking in the boundaries of what is perceived as human...

"Gentlemen and Ladies! How happy I am to welcome you to this Palace of Curiosities on such an auspicious occasion. What luck! What serendipity! For tonight we have mirth! Wit! And Jollity! See The Lion-Faced Woman and The Marsyas of Modern Times, Star Attractions at Professor Arroner's Astonishing Marvels!"

BAD LANGUAGE RETURNS TO THE CASTLE HOTEL WITH HEADLINER ROSIE GARLAND.

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

19:30 until 22:30

Bad Language has been called, 'a realm of uncertainty and surprise' (The Mancunion, 2013).

Rosie Garland has always been a cuckoo in the nest.

She is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing with 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. She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized.

Most recently she won the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition and her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities (HarperCollins) is out now.

'The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch.' Sarah Waters

'Reminds me of Angela Carter' Jenni Murray

'Rosie Garland has conjured a dream-like magical realist debut about Victorian circus freaks ... an alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging in a vividly conveyed underworld, rich in carny phantasmagoria and lyrical romance' METRO

http://www.rosiegarland.com/books/fiction.html

We also have our monthly open mic which will open for submissions on the 5th April. If you would like a slot, please e-mail us from the 5th April onwards to book your place.

Slots are FOUR MINUTES length, and we reserve a number of spaces for first time performers at Bad Language. Simply e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Gay's the Word bookshop is delighted to host this event celebrating publication of The Palace of Curiosities, the incredible début novel from Rosie Garland (aka the performer Rosie Lugosi).

Gay's The Word,

66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB, UK

Thursday, 9 May 2013

19:00 until 21:00

Event Entry £2 - complimentary refreshments - please RSVP here on Facebook.

"The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent."

- Sarah Waters

Set in Victorian London, this luminous and bewitching debut is a profound love story lurking in the boundaries of what is perceived as human...

"Gentlemen and Ladies! How happy I am to welcome you to this Palace of Curiosities on such an auspicious occasion. What luck! What serendipity! For tonight we have mirth! Wit! And Jollity! See The Lion-Faced Woman and The Marsyas of Modern Times, Star Attractions at Professor Arroner's Astonishing Marvels!"

Waterstones Deansgate celebrates World Book Night.

Date – 23rd April 2013

Venue – Waterstones, 91-93 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW

Time - 6-8pm

Rosie Garland will be reading from her latest poetry collection, 'Everything Must Go' as well as her debut novel, 'The Palace of Curiosities'. Copies of both are available on the night!

With refreshments, music, and poetry from Carcanet poets too.

Waterstones Manchester Deansgate

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

landline: 0161 837 3000

Follow us on Twitter @waterstonesMCR

http://www.worldbooknight.org/

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading.

BAD LANGUAGE RETURNS TO THE CASTLE HOTEL WITH HEADLINER ROSIE GARLAND.

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

19:30 until 22:30

Bad Language has been called, 'a realm of uncertainty and surprise' (The Mancunion, 2013).

Rosie Garland has always been a cuckoo in the nest.

She is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing with 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. She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized.

Most recently she won the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition and her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities (HarperCollins) is out now.

'The Palace of Curiosities is a jewel-box of a novel, with page after page, scene after scene, layer after layer of treats and surprises. Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch.' Sarah Waters

'Reminds me of Angela Carter' Jenni Murray

'Rosie Garland has conjured a dream-like magical realist debut about Victorian circus freaks ... an alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging in a vividly conveyed underworld, rich in carny phantasmagoria and lyrical romance' METRO

http://www.rosiegarland.com/books/fiction.html

We also have our monthly open mic which will open for submissions on the 5th April. If you would like a slot, please e-mail us from the 5th April onwards to book your place.

Slots are FOUR MINUTES length, and we reserve a number of spaces for first time performers at Bad Language. Simply e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Loose Muse comes to Manchester!

Wednesday 17th April

Thomas Bar, 49-51 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1NA

This long-established monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows is London's only regular event for women writers of all genres.

http://loose-muse.com/home-2/

Spring Rhythm: Poetry of Emergence from John Siddique, Rosie Garland and Simon Rennie

When: April 14, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

Where: Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8SU

Cost: £8/£6/£2 (18 and under). Tickets available on the door!

Contact: Dave Nelson01422 843315

Rosie Garland is a writer, poet, novelist and singer with The March Violets. She also has a well-known alter ego, Rosie Lugosi – performer, cabaret chanteuse, and decadent hostess of events such as 'Burlesque!' at The Lowry, Salford Quays. She has held residencies at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool and the greenroom in Manchester.

Rosie has won the DaDa Award (Performance Art), Alternative Oscar (solo performer), Diva Award (solo performer), Poetry Award (People's Café, New York), and a Blue Peter Badge (for drawing a Tyrannosaurus Rex). Following her successful fight against throat cancer, Things I Did While I Was Dead includes both new and many of her award-winning poems, published in a solo collection as herself for the first time. Rosie's fiction debut, The Palace of Curiosities, is published by HarperCollins in 2013.

John Siddique is the author of six books the most recent of which is Full Blood. His poetry, essays and articles have featured in Granta, The Guardian, Poetry Review, The Rialto and on BBC Radio 4. Jackie Kay speaks of Siddique's writing as being 'A brilliant balancing act.' Siddique is the former British Council Writer-in-Residence at California State University, Los Angeles. Think-Tank QED considers John to be one of the 21 most influential people in the UK with South Asian heritage. John is the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at York St. John's University and was recently awarded the title of Honorary Creative Writing Fellow by the University of Leicester in recognition of his contribution to literature.

Simon Rennie has been performing and publishing poetry since 2005. He has performed his work at events, festivals, and university readings across the North of England. In 2007 he established the long-running poetry event, Inn Verse. His publications include the collections Little Machines (Knives Forks and Spoons Press 2009) and Unless Otherwise Stated (KFSP 2011). In 2013 a collection edited by Simon featuring contributors to Inn Verse will be published by Type Factory Press. Simon has been described by Keir Thomas, editor of The Best of Manchester Poets, as 'surely one of the best poets in this part of the country', and by John G. Hall as 'one Manchester's finest poetry engineers'. The poet and librettist, Michael Symmons Roberts, has described Simon's poetry as 'full of assurance, skill and wit'.

http://wainsgate.co.uk/ai1ec_event/poetry-event/?instance_id

Join us on 28th March 2013 for the launch of Best of Manchester Poets Volume 3, Published by Puppywolf. Dedicated to publishing writers living or working within Greater Manchester, UK.

A chance to take a look at the book, buy a copy, and listen to some of the poets who are in it!

It's hosted by the lovely DOMINIC BERRY and taking place like last year at Eighth Day cafe on Oxford Road (just up a bit from the old BBC building).

Where: Eighth Day Café, 111 Oxford Road, M1 7DU Manchester, United Kingdom

When: Thursday 28th March 2013

Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Cost: FREE entry

Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol available for purchase.

http://www.puppywolf.co.uk/news/

The Palace of Curiosities - BOOK LAUNCH

WATERSTONE'S MANCHESTER DEANSGATE

Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 7:00PM

Tickets £3, available from the shop or through Twitter @waterstonesMCR

Rosie Garland returns to Manchester Deansgate with her astonishing debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities'. Set against the backdrop of a Victorian freak show, it is a magical realist tale to both disgust and enchant. Come and support a breaking author on her home turf for what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Further details: 0161 837 3000

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayDetailEvent.do?searchType=2&store=346|WATERSTONE%27S%20MANCHESTER%20DEANSG&sFilter=1

Date: Thursday 14th March

Start: 8.00pm

Tickets: £7 / £5

Where: THE ROEBUCK, 50 GREAT DOVER STREET, SE1

Weblink: www.bangsaidthegun.com

I'm guesting at BANG SAID THE GUN

EVERY Thursday – Stand up poetry for people who don't necessarily like poetry.A full on verbal romp including Top Acts + the World Famous RAW MEAT STEW Open Mic Spot – read a poem, tell a joke, juggle a pigeon, dance a jig and win your own slot at the next Bang Said The Gun night.

What they say about it:

"...an amazing night at The Roebuck. Like all the best things in life, it's done with commitment, belief and passion. If you haven't been, you get the joy of discovering it for yourself every Thursday."

Phil Jupitus

"Bang Said the Gun is one of the best poetry nights in the country; the combination of excitement, enthusiasm and deep, deep concentration on the poems is a wonder to behold! Long may it continue!"

Ian McMillan

Date: Friday 8th March

Start: 8.30pm

Tickets: £6.00 (Door) / £5.50 (advance)

Where: Eden bar, Canal Street, Manchester M1 3PJ

Weblink: https://www.facebook.com/events/204887849635944/

Sparkle (Manchester) is proud to support

An amazing evening of poetry, comedy and acoustic sets

Including Rosie Garland, Dominic Berry, Sarah Miller, Rod Tame - & many more.

Late disco with the musical stylings of Dr Lee

Tickets £5.50 (advanced booking) from Eden or by Paypal - see the website www.ourvoices2013.co.uk

In support of "LGBT Youth North West" and "Manchester Rape Crisis"

Date: Friday 15th-Sat 16th February

Tickets: £6.00 (Door) / £5.50 (advance)

Where: Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton

Weblink: http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/projects/lgbt/events/events/lesbian-lives-conference-2012

Really excited to be invited to the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference, 'The Modern Lesbian'

I'm delivering a paper, 'Performing queer femininity and performing it all wrong.'

I'm also performing as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen!

Held on 15-16 February 2013 and hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin.

The Lesbian Lives Conference is the world's only annual academic conference in Lesbian Studies - it is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field. The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.