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Waterstones NewcastleEmerson Chambers,Blackett Street,Newcastle, NE1 7JF Tickets are £3, available in store or online. The Night BrotherWe are thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland in conversation with Kaite Walsh to discuss her new book, 'The Night Brother'. From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a bold new…
Grrrl Con 2017 Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017presented by For Books’ Sake and Write Like a Grrrl Date: Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017Venue: We will be using two venues in the city centre of Manchester: Mad Lab and Ziferblat. We’ll send more…
INCITE POETRY Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,1 Phoenix St,London WC2H 8BUDate: Wed 14th June at 7pm – 9.30pm Special guests – Rosie Garland with her new collection 'As In Judy'Hosted by Trudy Howson The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free!…
Kibworth BookFest - The Night Brother 6th June, 7pm The Bookshop Kibworth,52 High StreetKibworth BeauchampLeicestershireLE8 0HQ0116 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kibworth BookFest are delighted to welcome Rosie Garland!Celebrate the launch of Rosie's new book ‘The Night Brother’ with a champagne reception and readings from the book by Rosie. The ticket price (£5) is…
An Evening with Rosie Garland Waterstones91 Deansgate,Manchester, M3 2BWWednesday 31st May 18:30 Waterstones Deansgate is thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland to the store for the launch of her new novel, 'The Night Brother'. Join us on Wednesday 31st May at 6:30pm to hear Rosie discuss her fantastic third novel, before…
Gay’s The Word66 Marchmont St,Kings Cross,London WC1N 1AB7.00-9.00pmA FREE event with complimentary refreshments! The Night BrotherGay’s the Word is delighted to host Rosie Garland for a sneak preview of her new novel, The Night Brother! Hear Rosie discuss her fantastic third novel, before answering questions from the audience and signing…
Levenshulme Women’s Institute Inspire Café,747 Stockport Rd,Levenshulme,Manchester M19 3AR7.30-9.30pm Levenshulme WI are delighted to announce that our guest speaker this month will be the phenomenally talented, and true local legend, Rosie Garland, who will be reading, talking, answering questions and generally being fabulous for our entertainment. She'll be bringing her…
Langley Writers Free creative writing workshops every third Thursday of the month 2-4pm Demesne Community CentreAsby CloseMiddletonManchesterM24 4JF All welcome, whether your new to writing or a pro. Warm welcoming group. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. Our guest workshop facilitator for May is Rosie Garland!
MAH17: Bad Language at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Elizabeth Gaskell’s House84 Plymouth Grove,Manchester, M13 9LW 18 May 2017, free entryPerformances 6.30pm – 9pm Live literature organisation Bad Language has been the recipient of not one, but two Saboteur Awards (a record in the history of the award) in recognised for drawing…
The Time-Travelling Suffragettes have their first outing in London on Sunday May 14th, at The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, which is a hop & a skip from King’s Cross.7pm£10 door, £8 advance It would be really nice to see you there. Joined by the Autorotation & Hi-Reciprocity.…
poetrynites@thebookcase on Saturday May 13thwith Rosie Garland, Jodie Hollanderand Charlotte Wetton Same time (7 – 9 pm)Same price (£6 with wine and refreshments)Same fantastic poetry lined up at Hebden Bridge’s The Book Case! The Book Case29 Market StHebden BridgeWest YorkshireHX7 6EU01422 845353www.bookcase.co.uk Rosie Garland might be better known as Mslexia…
New writing & music at Sandbar, Manchester 120 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL free event!7.30pm-10pmDetail tbc
Wonderful news – I have been awarded a 2017 Hawthornden Fellowship! So – from mid-March to mid-April I will be living in Hawthornden Castle, on a wonderful writing retreat. I’ll be sharing the month with five other writers, all of whom are a mystery. Judging by the photographs, ‘stunning’ is…
Rebel Dykes & For Books’ Sake at Wonder Women Festival HOME2 Tony Wilson Place,Manchester, M15 4FN12th March 2017 4:00-6.00pmFrom £4 Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead…
Women of the World Festival Cabaret Clore Ballroom,Level 2Southbank CentreBelvedere RoadLondon SE1 8XX 9-11pm Diva Hollywood is producing and hosting the Friday night Cabaret event for the Wow Festival in March at The South Bank. A diverse and delicious cabaret, which is not for the faint hearted. Celebrating topics of…
WORD! is the longest running poetry and spokenword night in the Midlands. Y Theatre7 East Street,Leicester, LE1 6EY £4 / £7 8pm (performers 7pm) Based at the Y Theatre, Leicester, it takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, between 8.00 and 10.30pm. The evening is composed of an…
Dolly Mixtures Royal Exchange Theatre,St Ann's Square,Manchester, M2 7DH Free entryFrom 7.30pm Cabaret and spoken word evening to celebrate Wonder Women Manchester Festival. Featuring Rosie Garland, Kate Fox, Stefanie Fetterman, Jane Bradley & many more...A variety showcase of the most cutting edge feminist theatre and performance. From poetry to classical,…
UTTER! LutoniaThe Hat Factory65 - 67 Bute Street,Luton LU1 2EY Thursday 2nd March, 201719:30 - 22:30£5 / £3 concessionsTo book tickets please call 01582 878100UTTER! Spoken Word brings a Panoply of spoken word and literary talent from the locality and beyond.The bill features: Rosie GarlandThe night will be powerful and…
Lesbian Lives Conference 2017: Lesbian Love/s http://www.lesbianlives.org/conference-2017-1/ Saturday 25th February 2017The LGBTQ Life Research Hub is please to announce that the 2017 International Lesbian Lives conference will be held at the University of Brighton, UK, 24-25 February 2017...and I’m delighted that I have been invited to present a paper on…
UNIQLO TATE LATE Tate ModernBanksideLondonSE1 9TGFree entry6pm-10pm Experience the gallery after-hours with a mix of art, music, film and workshopsThis month we celebrate women in art by taking inspiration from the pioneering contemporary female artists in our collection. Pop-Up Feminist Library Check in to the Feminist Library to explore Tate’s…
Campus Pride Campus Pride rolls out across campus in February, with a special live literature event on Wednesday 22nd, featuring Rosie Garland!Plus OPEN MIC.Free event Venue:Stage 2Leeds Beckett University Student UnionCity Campus,Portland Building,Portland Way,Leeds LS1 3HE Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm startContact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at ‘Rock Art’ HOME2 Tony Wilson Place,First Street,Manchester M15 4FN 6-9pmEntry price: FreeJoin us for an appearance of The Time-Travelling Suffragettes at Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events. Fri 17th Feb 2017 As part…
WI talkMilnrow & District WI,Hollingworth AcademyCornfield St,Milnrow,Rochdale OL16 3DR 7pm I’ll be talking to this WI group about being a writer, as well as reading a selection of fiction and poetry.
WordPlay Loom LoungeDean Clough,HX3 5AX Halifax, West Yorkshire 7.45-10pm WordPlay brings the best on the block to Halifax.Organised by poet and sheep farmer Keith Hutson the evening features guest poet Rosie Garland and concludes with a series of ‘Open spots’. Writers interested in gaining performance experience should ‘pre-book’ with Keith…
‘Dark in the Day’ book launch City Central LibraryBethesda St,Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3RS 7pm Please join Storm Constantine, Rosie Garland & Creative Writing students for a reading event to celebrate Dark in the Day (Immanion Press).…In the blink of an eye, around the corner, The Weird is everywhere. It’s in the…
‘Rock Art’ Preview night HOME2 Tony Wilson Place,First Street,Manchester M15 4FN Entry price: FreeJoin us for a preview of John Hyatt’s new exhibition Rock Art, featuring Club BIG, a pop-up music club and performance space that hosts a range of special gigs, performances and events. Fri 3 FebJon Langford with…
The first Polari of 2017, now in its tenth year! Curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with Stella Duffy, Rosie Garland, Nathan Evans, Chris Chalmers and Ann Mann Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival HallThe Southbank CentreBelvedere Road,SE1 8XX London £5 You’re guaranteed mischief and sparkle as this…
Bad Language Wednesday 25th January 20177.30pmThe Castle pub,Oldham Street,Manchester Free admission. Saboteur Award-winning Bad Language is a live literature promotion team based in Manchester.Our special guest in January 2017 is Rosie Garland! As always, our open mic is ready and waiting – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and grab a slot. Remember, if…
Poems Prose and Pints The Tap and Spile 42 Tower Street,Harrogate, HG1 1HS Entry: £1Time: 7.30pm Open Mic EventWith special guest – Rosie Garland Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 7.30pm for 8pm, intimate space for spoken word with supportive audience, which welcomes performers, readers and listeners. Lively and innovative…
Writers in The Bath The Bath Hotel,66 Victoria St,Sheffield. S3 7QL7.30pm£4 This is my Sheffield launch of ‘As In Judy’ – my new poetry collection with Flapjack Press. It’s my first solo poetry publication since 2012. I’m really excited: I’ve had wonderful editing from Char March, and both John Hyatt…

News and Events

  • 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