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Live Literature Bolton Central Library,Le Mans Crescent, BL1 1SE Tuesday 11th February: 6.30pm-8pmFree event The Night Brother: Rosie Garland reads from her prize-winning fiction, with an interview and Q&A From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new novel exploring questions of identity, sexual equality…
An Evening with Rosie Garland and Friends Manchester Central LibrarySt Peter's Square,Manchester M2 5PD 07 Feb 202019:00 — 21:00£2 plus booking fee Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with the wonderful Rosie Garland and her favourite Manchester based LGBTQ performers, poets and authors!Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets,…
Writing the Gothic & writing the outsider – The University of Malaga Monday 3rd February 2020, 6pm-7pm Faculty of Arts (LETRAS)University of MálagaCampus de Teatinos29071 MálagaSPAIN Writing the Gothic and writing the outsider.I’m delighted to be invited to speak at the University of Malaga. Drawing on my three novels: The…
Thoughtworks -The Power of Asking 4, Federation House,2 Federation St,Manchester M4 4BF 12.15-1pm Rosie is a successful local novelist and Writer in Residence at the iconic John Rylands Library. She has been given her own alcove in the historic Gothic reading room at John Rylands, where she is writing her…
Polari Salon New Departures,The Hepworth WakefieldGallery WalkWakefieldWest YorkshireWF1 5AW Sat 18 Jan 2020, 11am - 5pm£10 / £7.50 Members / £5 Students Polari Salon Presents - Paul Burston, Rosie Garland & VG Lee3.15pm – 4.15pm Join us for a day of performance, poetry, film and discussion exploring the influence of…
Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune JioWorld GardenBKC,Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051INDIA Spoken Fest is a stage for some of the most vibrant voices, poets, storytellers, thespians, lyricists, comedians and musicians to move you, make your heart sink and brim with joy at the same time. At Spoken we see a confluence of…
Bhubaneswar Literary Meet Xavier Square,Jayadev Vihar,Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013INDIA 4 pm - Watching a PoemPriya Malik and Rosie Garland on the writer as performer. Readings, recitations and discussion. In conversation with Sukanya Das. Priya Malik is an actress, columnist, TV personality, a teacher, spoken word poet, a storyteller but most important,…
To the Circus! BBC Radio 3,29th November,22.00-22.45 The Verb goes to the circus. Join Presenter: Ian McMillan as he chats to Rosie Garland and John Woolf on the world of the Victorian circus. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bs1sProducer: Cecile Wright Poetry & Performance. BBC Radio 3’s Late Night Language Lock-in. Podcast: http://bit.ly/VerbPodcasts
The Looking Glass Burlesque Saturday 23 Nov 2019, 8:00pmPyramid Parr HallPalmyra Square SouthWarringtonWA1 1BL from £11.00/£14.00 The Looking Glass Burlesque returns for it’s 10th Birthday Celebrations. Circus, dancing, singing, comedy, showgirls and more – the finest vaudeville talent around! You’ll never see the same amazing show twice! https://pyramid.culturewarrington.org/whats-on/the-looking-glass-burlesque/
Polari Literary Salon / Bona to Vada your Dolly old Eek! Double bill Fri, 22 November 2019King Edward Street Chapel4 King Edward StreetMacclesfieldSK10 1AB An exclusively bona double bill from some of the best-known names in LGBT+ writing and performance in the beautifully intimate surroundings of King Edward Street Chapel.…
The Next StepWrite Like A Grrl writing course,Manchester I’m delighted to be guest writer at the closing session of The Next Step, Write Like A Grrl.Looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has taken part of the course. We’ll have a Q&A, discussing persistence, developing our writing, and the importance…
Elemental poetry Bolton Central Library and MuseumLe Mans CrescentBoltonBL1 1SE Sat, 16 November 201914:00 – 16:00 GMTFree event Collaborate creatively with Rosie Garland to generate poetry inspired by the elements in a fusion of science and spoken word. Rosie is a novelist, poet and singer with a passion for language…
Poetry Bordello The Voodoo Rooms19A 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…
Blackwell's BookshopUniversity Green146 Oxford RoadManchesterM13 9GPThu, 24 October 201919:00 – 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…
Leeds Festival of Gothica Leeds City MuseumCookridge St,LS2 3 LeedsThe event is free The Fashion Show starts at 14:00Doors 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…
An evening with Rosie Garland The John Rylands Library150 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…
Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation Lumb BankThe Ted Hughes Arvon CentreHeptonstallHebden BridgeWest YorkshireHX7 6DF Fiction: Work-in-ProgressMonday 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…
Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman & Rosie Garland Date: Tuesday 15 OctoberTime: 6:30 pm – 8.30pmLocation: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LLTickets: 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…
Rogue Alternative Fair, Manchester Frog and Bucket Comedy Club102 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…
Gothic Writing workshop, Clayton Hall Dark Fiction Writing Course at Clayton HallClayton 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.…
Testify Hanky Panky Pancakes20 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…
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…
Q Story Umbrella Fair PavilionThe 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…
Biconic - Spoken Word for Bi Visibility Day The Font7-9 New Wakefield St,M1 5NP Manchester 19:00-01:00Donation 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…
New Mills Festival FABARET Torr Vale Mill,Torrvale Rd, High Peak SK22 3HS 7.30pm till lateTICKETS £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…
Writers in the Bath The Bath Hotel66 Victoria St,Sheffield, S3 7QL Entry: £4Time: 7.30 Love hearing and meeting great poets? It’s second Tuesdays at Writers in The BathWith special guests Rosie Garland & Dawn Gorman! We’re honoured to have guest writers who held us in thrall last time they visited,…
Cabaret Macabre The Fulford Arms,121 Fulford Road,YO10 4EX YorkNorth 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…
Listen Softly: Book Fringe Special Golden Hare Books68 St Stephen StreetEdinburgh EH3 5AQ Wednesday, August 21, 20196:30 PM 7:30 PM with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie ThrasivoulouMC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevensonopen mic slots available Don’t miss our Book Fringe special of Listen Softly, our beloved…
Antwerp Queer Arts Festival De StudioMaarschalk Gerardstraat 4,2000 Antwerpen,Belgium Lecture / Cabaret13:30 - 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…
FaxFiction The Chambers Waterside Arts1 Waterside Plaza,Sale, Trafford M33 7ZF Saturday, July 27, 201918:30 21:00Tickets: £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…
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  • 11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest
    11th & 12th January 2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet & Mumbai Spoken Fest

    I’m deeply honoured!
    The British Council has invited me to read, perform, and present workshops in India…
    I’ve been invited to TWO exciting literary events: Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (11th January 2020) AND Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune (12th January 2020).

    I can’t wait – not only for the opportunity to share my work in India for the first time… but to meet so many inspiring writers!

    Written on Monday, 23 December 2019 14:19
  • 10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today
    10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today

    I’m thrilled to announce that Val McDermid has selected me as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today!

    Val said: “These writers are writing for everyone. These are not words for a niche readership. These are not writings for a ghetto. These are the works of writers who have something to say that can be – and should be – heard by as many people as possible.”

    She continued: “Auden was wrong when he claimed “poetry makes nothing happen”. Words do change the world, reader by reader. They open our eyes, they provoke thought. The work of these 10 writers… will awaken in us fresh delight in the wonder of words.”

    The list was commissioned by the National Centre for Writing and British Council, supported by Arts Council England as part of a two-year programme to promote writing from the UK to an international audience. It also includes the amazing Colette Bryce, Juno Dawson, Juliet Jacques, Keith Jarrett, Kirsty Logan, Andrew McMillan, Fiona Mozley, Mary Paulson-Ellis & Luke Turner.

    The Guardian - The Word Is Out. Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding lgbtq writers

    Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:44
  • 20.6.2019 - Peterloo: massacre or riot? The John Rylands Library
    20.6.2019 - Peterloo: massacre or riot? The John Rylands Library
    Peterloo – massacre or riot?

    On June 20th 2019, The John Rylands Library staged a live performance event to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre. It was a first for the library and I was excited to take the part of Jemima Bamford – one of the thousands of men, women and children who gathered at St Peter’s Field in August 1819. I donned bonnet and shawl and created a speech, imagining how she might have spoken out against the actions of the militia, who charged into an unarmed crowd, and murdered up to 23 people.

    Then joined by 5 other actors, I took part in a public debate as we decide: was Peterloo a massacre or a riot? At the end of the debate, votes were cast, and Manchester decided overwhelmingly – massacre.

    Written on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:32
  • 8.6.2019 - Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate, Wave-Gotik Treffen
    8.6.2019 - Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate, Wave-Gotik Treffen
    Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate at Wave-Gotik Treffen

    The high point of WGT 2019 was being invited to be guest vocalist with The Bellwether Syndicate from Chicago! Rocking out to a special rendition of The March Violets track ‘Snake Dance’…
    The gig on Saturday 8th June 2019 at Taubchenthal, Leipzig was packed out – and what a crowd…

    A great pleasure to work with William Faith, Sarah Rose (aka Scary Lady Sarah), keyboards Phil Destefano, bassist Paul Sin & drummer extraordinaire Stevyn Grey

    https://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/ro/go4it.php?id=197&loc=en

    Written on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:20
  • 'How to ask for a residency' - The John Rylands blog
    'How to ask for a residency' - The John Rylands blog
    How to ask for a residency

    Since I wrote about the Power of Asking, I’ve been heartened by how many writers have told me they’re going to ask for Writers’ Residencies too. There are plenty of questions: What do you say? What do you ask for? This blog offers a few suggestions.

    Where do you want your residency to be?
    Chip shop, bus stop, lighthouse, theatre, cemetery. The choice is yours. Think of where you’d love to write. It may be a place you pass every day on the way to work, or somewhere you’ve stumbled on by chance. Perhaps you have a connection already. For example, when I was invited to read at The John Rylands Library, I fell in love with this Mancunian gem. It sparked a train of thought…

    What do you want to do?
    I’ve a pretty simple plan: my next novel is set in The John Rylands and I’m exploring what it’s like to write ‘on site’, drawing inspiration from the spirit of the place. You’ll have your own ideas. It’s a wonderful opportunity to try something new, with time to focus on your writing in an inspiring workspace. The clearer you are about what you’d like to create and how it’s connected to the venue you’ve chosen, the better. Do your research, and put together a proposal. I’ve broken this down below.

    How long is a residency?
    Weeks, months, or a year – it’s largely up to you and the organisation. My residency is running for a calendar year; time to produce a first draft of the novel. I’ve committed to being on site for one day a week, but can’t keep away from the place…

    What can you offer?
    As well as being clear about what you want to achieve, think about what you can offer your host organisation. Ideas can include giving talks, workshops, writing tutorials or readings, and writing blogs on the progress of the residency. You might produce a poem etched in the window, or devise a grand finale performance. There’s no limit.
    If you’re unsure, ask for advice from writer friends (or friends of friends) who’ve done residencies in the past. If you don’t know any – ask the internet. Social media can be a lot more supportive than you might imagine.

    How do you get an introduction?
    You’ll need to approach your chosen organisation to find out of they’re interested in your idea. I asked writer friends for signposting, and got an introduction. People were only too pleased to help, a warm reminder that we’re in this together. There’s a community of writers out there, and we are pretty groovy people.

    What about money?
    This blog is about building your own residency from scratch, not applying for a funded opportunity. So, when the question of money and payment arose (pretty much the first question), I said no. Nowhere has money for residencies, unless it’s a regular gig like The Forestry Commission
    And, unsurprisingly, these residencies are massively oversubscribed.
    A personal tip is to source funding elsewhere. I applied to The Arts Council - Successfully.

    Then again – aim for the stars! One writer told me she’s asking for a residency at a private members’ club with buckets of money. Needless to say, she IS asking them to fund it.

    What’s the worst that can happen?
    Fear of the word no can stop us asking in the first place. Your chosen venue may say no. But they’re not going to poke you with forks. Trust me on this one. And in the words of Steve Jobs: “Most people don't get experiences because they never ask. I've never found anybody who didn't want to help me when I've asked them for help.”

    Keep going. Keep asking.

    https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-ask-for-a-residency/

    Written on Sunday, 24 March 2019 10:08