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3rd May 2018 - Very excited to announce paperback publication day of The Night Brother!With a superb new cover.
Burnage Library,Burnage Lane,Manchester M19 1EWMonday 23rd April, 20187.15 - 9.15pm – free event We are delighted to welcome Manchester writer Rosie Garland to our special open-mic reading event at Burnage Library! Come and hear Rosie read from her sparkling works, and take part yourself in the open mic. Burnage Library…
During the posted dates, I shall be on a Writers' Residency at the wonderful Ty Newydd Centre in Wales.As a result, I shall be unavailable for readings, etc.
MaD (Milnrow & District) Women's Institute Venue: St James' ChurchSt James Street,MilnrowOL16 3JS Tuesday 13th MarchTime: 7.00pm onwards We are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland to be our guest at our March International Women’s Day meeting!There will be cake…Members and guests very welcome.https://www.facebook.com/groups/868876533238915/about/ ALL women aged 18 and over are…
Sugar and Spice 12: Standing Stronger Together 11th March 2018LGBT Foundation,5 Richmond StreetManchester M1 3HF I’m proud to be on a panel discussing “Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Resilience” – between 2-4pm on Sunday 11th March."To finish off our weekend of empowerment, confidence and community power, join our panel of inspirational,…
POETRY CIRCUS: BROKEN HEARTS Friday 16 FebruaryThe Bongo Club66 CowgateEdinburgh EH1 1JX 19:00-22:00 £4 (EB) / £5 For everyone who’s ever been in love, fallen out of love or had their heart broken on St Valentine’s day, Poetry Circus are back with Broken Hearts, a sumptuous evening of stunning spoken…
UTTER! Lutonia Saturday February 10th 2018Wardown Museum,Old Bedford Rd,Luton LU2 7HA Doors 7pm, show 7.30pm Rosie Garland & Deanna Rodger feature in this special edition of UTTER!With special musical guests, Slate Islands.UTTER! Spoken Word brings a Panoply of spoken word and literary talent to Luton.The night will be powerful and…
WOMEN’S words MCR – Suffragette Tea Party gala event Manchester Central Library,St Peter's Square,Manchester M2 5PD Doors 5.30pmEvent starts at 6pm A celebratory event to launch the collection of real life stories built around women’s experience of living, working and growing in Manchester.A selection of the stories will be published…
Making Thunder Roar: Emily Brontë Preview eventFriday 2nd February - 7.00pm Old School Room,Church Street,Haworth,Keighley BD22 8DR This is the preview of the new exhibition, "Making Thunder Roar: Emily Brontë", which will open at the Brontë Parsonage Museum on Thursday 1 February. The preview show invites a number of well-known…
Cherie Bebe’s Burlesque Revue Matt and Phreds64 Tib Street,M4 1LG Manchester Sunday 10th December 2017Doors at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm. Enjoy an evening of live cabaret entertainment, music and burlesque debauchery featuring performances from some of the finest burlesque performers in the UK, held at Manchester's iconic…
The Looking Glass Burlesque Pyramid Studio TheatrePalmyra Square South,Warrington,WA1 1BL. Doors are at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.Tickets are £11 for theatre seats and £14 for cabaret tables. The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to its favourite home with an outstanding line-up of burlesque and variety talent. With a changing line-up every…
The Time-Travelling Suffragettes, Louder than Words Festival, Manchester The Principal ManchesterOxford StreetManchesterM60 7HA Sat 11 November 201718:15 – 19:30 GMT Armed with banners, a twinkle in their eye and a spanner or two for throwing into the works, Kitty and Lilibet have travelled to the present day to raise their…
Gothic Styles Street / Fashion Show Sunday, 29 October 2017 at 6:00 pmLocation: Exchange Square,Manchester City Centre,M3 1BD Join us for an extravagant exploration of what it means to have goth style!Real-life goths, punks, steampunks and other assorted ‘weirdo mosher freaks’ will strut, stomp and parade their individual dress sense…
Rosie Garland: 'The Night Brother' - Reading and Book Signing Location: John Rylands Library Historic Reading Room,Deansgate,Manchester M3 3EH6-7pmFree event Introduced and chaired by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Met). Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is an award-winning poet, novelist and singer with post-punk band The March…
‘That’s What She Said’ at Bridlington Poetry Festival Thursday 19th OctoberBridlington Contemporary Art Gallery3 West Street,Bridlington,YO15 3DX 19:30£2.00 (incl. glass of wine) (no conc.) Rosie GarlandThat's What She Said - Women's Words For Books’ Sake present a night of spoken word entirely written and performed by women! A wide range…
That's What She Said - Performance Workshop Thursday 19th OctoberBridlington Library14 King St, BridlingtonYO15 2DE 15:00-17:00£10.00 (no conc.) Rosie GarlandThat's What She Said - Performance Workshop Nervous about presenting your work in public? Want to keep audiences hanging on your every word? In this workshop, award-winning writer and performer Rosie…
Jill Abram presents Stablemates Conversation and poetry with Henry Normal, Rosie Garland andJackie Hagan of Flapjack Press. Wednesday 18th October,6.30pm. Readings start promptly at 7pm Waterstones Birmingham,24-26 High Street, B4 7SL £5 advance booking https://www.waterstones.com/events/stablemates-with-flapjack-press-featuring-henry-normal/birmingham Raining Upwards is Henry Normal’s first all new poetry collection in over 20 years. In…
Leeds Festival of Gothica Leeds City MuseumCookridge Street,LS2 8BH Leeds 14 October at 11:00–16:00Free entry. Take a dark trip into the bones of Leeds Gothica on the 14th of October.Explore gothic literature, fashion and music.Special guest –Rosie Garland, reading from her work! With stalls and installations from jumbo records, ultimate…
Superheroes of Slam 2017 Three Minute TheatreAfflecks Arcade,35-39, Oldham Street,M1 1JG Manchester Tickets £5/£4Book on 0843 208 050019:00–22:00 Hosted by Rosie Garland, aka Rosie LugosiThe Superheroes of Slam 2017 Final will take place on the 12th of October at Three Minute Theatre. This year finalists from Berlin (Germany), Birmingham, Bristol,…
Polari at Birmingham Lit Fest Birmingham Repertory TheatreCentenary Square,Broad Street,Birmingham, B1 2EP 8 October at 19:00–21:00Tickets: £8 / £6.40 concsFestival Pass: Free Polari returns to Birmingham as part of Birmingham Lit Fest and our Tenth Birthday Tour, supported by Arts Council England. Hosted by Paul Burston with Rosie Garland, Scott…
Monday October 2ndFLIM NITE The Three Minute Theatre,Afflecks Palace,35-39, Oldham Street,Northern Quarter,Manchester M1 1JG Doors @ 7.30pmActs @ 8.00pm£2 suggested donation What would 'The Thing' look like distorted by poets, comedians, and musicians?With guests including Rosie Garland FLIM NITE is a monthly performance event based at Three Minute Theatre in…
Below Stairs at Blacks Club Blacks Club, 67 Dean St,SohoLondon, W1D 4QH 7.30-10.30pm PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are free but in order to secure a place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Special Guest - ROSIE GARLAND Tagged ‘literary hero’ by The Skinny, Rosie Garland is an award-winning poet, novelist and singer.…
The Black Rose Ball 2017 Saturday 2nd September Rosie Garland book launch and readingThe Gothic Café,De Grey Rooms,St. Leonards Place,York YO1 7HD 2pm-3pm£4 advance, £5 on the door Special Black Rose Ball event.Come and meet Rosie Garland – singer with the legendary March Violets - and hear her read from…
The Other Side of Violet Friday 1st September Three Minute TheatreAffleck’s ArcadeAffleck’s Palace,35-39, Oldham Street,Manchester M1 1JG 7pm-9pm£5 entry on door The Other Side of VioletSpoken word extravaganzaCelebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet, with an astounding evening of spoken word from…
Fluid Love Rosie Garland & Jess RichardsSun 27 Aug 3:30pm - 4:30pmWriters' Retreat,Charlotte Square Gardens,Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ£8.00, £6.00 Set in 19th-century Manchester, writer and performance poet Rosie Garland's The Night Brother takes the reader to the outer limits of gender fluidity as it explores the complex nature of identity through…
Hammer & Tongue poetry slam Fri 25 Aug19:30 – 20:30 Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156)Banqueting Hall29-35 Niddry St,Edinburgh EH1 1LG Free, with a collection afterwards / 0131 558 8209Part of PBH's Free Fringe. The Royal Albert Hall and the National Slam Final await nightly poetry slam winners. Open to all, wow…
She Grrrowls - PBH Fringe Festival Black Market Room 1,Venue 39932 Market Street,EdinburghEH1 1QB 19:20-20:20pm She Grrrowls makes its debut appearance at the PBH Free Fringe in Edinburgh from 6th - 27th August this year at Black Market!Featuring Rosie Garland, Carmina Masoliver, Rorie Evans & Drastik Measures on 23rd August.…
That's What She Said Bar Bados, Venue 3265 Cowgate,Edinburgh,EH1 1JW 17.45 – 18.45 The 'biggest spoken word night in London for women' (Evening Standard) makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. A different line-up every night of incredible, irreverent poetry, performance, stand-up and storytelling by women, with featured headliners including 'one of…
FREAK Circus Poetry Bordello Woodland Creatures, Venue 282260-262 Leith Walk,Edinburgh,EH6 5EL 8-9pm One show ONLY for FREAK Circus at The Fringe in 2017! Get ready for a night of poetic passion and pulsating word-power as FREAK Circus, the resident poetry promoters at Woodland Creatures, present a programme of Britain’s finest…
The Books Tent Wilderness Festival,Cornbury ParkOxfordshire Our Books Tent is entirely devoted to the literary arts. Ink-slinging, scribing, musing, brain-storming, spinning-yarns, telling tales. Expect takeovers from major publishers, talks and debates with incredible writers, masterclasses on writing from inspirational people, workshops, poetry, readings and a rapt audience of fellow lovers…

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  • Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)
    Cover reveal for 'What Girls Do In The Dark' (Nine Arches Press)

    I thought it wasn't possible to feel any more thrilled about joining Nine Arches Press
    - then I see the stunning cover of my new poetry collection, 'What Girls Do In The Dark'.
    Out October 2020
    https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/what-girls-do-in-the-dark.html

    Written on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:31
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    April 2020 - The Night Brother, Must-Read Manchester
    Manchester Confidential chooses The Night Brother as a must-read Manchester novel!

    Dystopian classics to modern crime - Nine must-read Manchester novels

    “Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy…we’ve got a genre for everyone
    There’s a very good reason Manchester is a UNESCO City of Literature, as we highlighted before its bid to join the prestigious network in 2017. Innovative publishers, diverse bookshops and a lively events scene make it an unrivalled literary melting pot.

    Rosie Garland’s The Night Brother is our historical highlight
    Ever the entertainer, Rosie Garland sung in post-punk band The March Violets and now performs ‘twisted cabaret’ as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. But she’s also a literary maverick with an array of essays, short stories and poetry to her name (much of which she also reads at spoken words events citywide) and three acclaimed novels. Her latest, The Night Brother, navigates themes of gender and identity through two siblings in Victorian Manchester. Rich and Gothic, it’s a must for fans of Angela Carter.”

    https://confidentials.com/manchester/dystopian-classics-to-modern-crime-nine-must-read-manchester-novels

    Written on Thursday, 16 April 2020 18:18
  • April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read
    April 2020 - The Night Brother - Best Northern Read

    An unexpected & encouraging piece of news!
    Northern Soul has selected 'The Night Brother' as a Best Northern Read

    Desmond Bullen, Northern Soul writer
    “In days that can seem desolate and uncertain, there’s a lot to be said for windows into a better world and, ultimately, joyfully, that is exactly the view that The Night Brother by Rosie Garland affords. Not that its window seat is cheaply achieved. Far from it.
    Rooted with disbelief-suspending specificity in Manchester at the end of the 19th century, Garland’s novel blossoms compellingly from the exquisite simplicity of its central conceit, one which owes the tiniest debt to the 1971 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde. Edie and her brother Gnome are joined in a very particular symbiosis, so that their singular sibling rivalry threatens to be the undoing of both. Themes that could be leaden in other hands emerge from the premise with a beautiful lightness of touch, developing into a persuasive fable of inclusivity and self-acceptance. This is a book that sings a rainbow at its end.”


    https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/books-best-northern-reads-part-one/

    Written on Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:26
  • 'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    'What Girls Do In The Dark' - new poetry collection with Nine Arches Press
    New collection forthcoming in October 2020 from Nine Arches Press

    I’m thrilled to be on the 2020 list of Nine Arches Press!
    I’m in the company of a fantastic group of poets. I couldn’t be happier.

    https://www.ninearchespress.com/about-us/news.html

    “Midlands-based independent poetry publisher Nine Arches Press, which achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation status in 2018, will publish eleven new books of poetry in 2020, from a mix of established and emerging poets from across the UK and across the world…

    Acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland will also join the 2020 list in October with her third full collection of poems What Girls Do in the Dark, a book alive with galactic, glimmering energy. Rosie’s award-winning short and long fiction, poems and essays have been widely anthologised and in 2019 she was selected by Val McDermid as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK.”

    Image: Poets confirmed for the Nine Arches Press 2020 list
    Top: l-r: Jennifer Wong, Rishi Dastidar, Abegail Morley, Geraldine Clarkson, Nina Mingya Powles.
    Bottom: l-r: Peter Kahn, Maria Taylor, Gregory Leadbetter, Rosie Garland, Kate Fox

    Written on Saturday, 08 February 2020 14:20
  • 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