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Our divinely decadent Burlesque! nights continue to draw in the crowds! Join Lesbian Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi as she paves the way for a host of mesmerizing variety acts guaranteed to leave you in awe. Dress to impress and join us for some cabaret like no other in the plush…
Jenni Pascoe with support from Apples and Snakes presents JIBBAJABBA   Newcastle's favourite night of quick-fire spoken word entertainment, featuring special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and of course – POETRY! Apples and Snakes are delighted to support this essential evening by airlifting in some super-cool guests from…
PEOPLE OF ENDLESS INTELLECT! For our 9-year LDM anniversary on 18/3, we're heading to The Phoenix - for one of those dream nights that we so want you to be a part of. Another reason: some important people are slated to come, and if the place is packed, and you…
Hertfordshire LitFest 2015Programme of library events for March and AprilOur annual programme of events presented by Hertfordshire Libraries takes place in March and April. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment - you can book online or by phone 01707 281533.Phone for more details on 0300 123 4049  …
INCITE POETRY Venue: Phoenix Arts Club,1 Phoenix St,London WC2H 8BUDate: Wed 11th March 2015 at 7pm – 9.30pm Special guests – Rosie Garland and Rod Tame.Hosted by Trudy Howson The evening features performance poets, or guests, plus an open mic hour. It is completely fabulous and free! The first part…
Huddersfield Literature Festival When: Saturday 7 MarchTime: 7.45pm (doors 7pm)Venue: Byram Arcade,Westgate, Huddersfield,Yorkshire HD1 1ND In partnership with The Blue Rooms, which will remain open for refreshments during the evening.Tickets priced at £5 (£2.50 conc) are now on sale from the Lawrence Batley Theatre box office (www.thelbt.org; 01484 430 528).…
As part of International Women's Week, Loose Muse returns to celebrate the power of women's words with an evening of spoken word featuring guest artists - including Rosie Garland - and a woman-only open mic.To book an open mic slot (poetry, prose and more) leave a message on the wall.Entrance:…
WATERSTONES BRADFORDWednesday 4th March 2015The Wool Exchange,HustlergateBradford BD1 1BL Time: 5.30pm for 6pm startTickets: ring in advance or buy on the door. Coffee, cake & book purchase special deal available for £10 An Evening With Rosie Garland Writer, performer and Waterstones favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback…
WORD! Presents Rosie Garland Where: The Y7 East Street,Leicester, LE1 6EY Date - Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015Time - 8pm (7pm performers - sign up in the theatre bar)Price - £4/£3 conc WORD! is the East Midland's longest running poetry and spoken word night. Based here at The Y, it takes…
The Book Case, Hebden Bridge. Date: Thursday 26th FebruaryTime: 7pm Venue: The Book Case,29 Market StHebden BridgeWest Yorkshire, HX7 6EU 01422 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Rosie Garland - author event at The Book Case, Hebden Bridge.The Book Case is delighted to present award winning author, Rosie Garland, who will be reading from, and…
Rosie Garland – Vixen paperback launch Where: Booka Books,26-28 Church StreetOswestryShropshire, SY11 2SP Date: Wednesday 25th February – 7.00pm (for 7.30pm start)Tickets: £5 (redeemable against book purchase) Refreshments provided. Join us for an evening in the company of Rosie Garland as she talks about her latest novel Vixen. Vixen is…
Rosie Garland at the Womens' Institute Tuesday 24th FebManchester WIThe Baronial HallChethams School of MusicLong Millgate,Manchester M3 1SB Time: 7pm As a group we hope to present a modern twist of the traditional WI, revisiting fabulous skills such as jam making, knitting, and sewing, but also giving time over to…
"History is a Work in Progress"LGBT History Month in association with The University of Manchester Date: Monday 16th FebTime: 7.30pmVenue: Trof (a dandyish den) at The Deaf InstituteThe Basement135 Grosvenor Street,Manchester M1 7HE Free event – turn up on the night. Join Rosie Garland, Rod Tame, Steph Pike and Gerry…
WATERSTONE'S MANCHESTER DEANSGATEFriday, 13 February 20157:00PM£3 (discounted on book purchase) An Evening With Rosie GarlandRosie GarlandWriter, performer and local favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning second novel 'Vixen' by discussing the writing process and answering any questions you may have. We loved her…
Bar WoteverRoyal Queer Variety ShowTuesdays at RVTRoyal Vauxhall Tavern372 Kennington Lane,London, SE11 5HY Doors: from 7pm, Stage program from 8.30pm – 10.30ish. Then DJs play until we close at MidnightEntry: £5 / £3 Writer, performer and Wotever favourite Rosie Garland joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her stunning…
When: Thursday 5th February, 7.00 - 10pmWhere: Bar Up,5 Union Cross Yard, HX1 1TS Halifax, West YorkshireTickets: Free eventBooking: on the door It's the first Spoken Weird of the year, and we're delighted to kick off 2015 with world-famous novelist, poet, singer, compere and sorceress of words ROSIE GARLAND. Further…
great weather for MEDIA When: Thursday 29th January 2015, 7.30pmWhere: The Castle Hotel,66 Oldham Street,M4 1LE Manchester, United KingdomTickets: Free event Info: Click for FB event page   Featuring BigCharlie Poet, Cathy Bryant, Maya Chowdhry, Rosie Garland, Jackie Hagan, Kieren King, Sarah Miller, Jane Ormerod, Steph Pike, Gerry Potter, and…
Apples and Snakes presentsHit the Ode Hit the Ode brings the most exciting poets from the region, the country and the world to the heart of Birmingham. Join us! We have poems. Poems written on the backs of lottery tickets and on the margins of holy books; poems which yell…
StereoRenfield Lane,GlasgowDoors 2.30, show 3-5.30pm For the times when it all falls intae place... Rally & Broad present: The Eureka Moment! Helping us oot in fair Glasgow, we have... AIDAN MOFFAT! Multi-talented writer, author, spoken word performer, musician, producer... we could go on. Our headline act for this month is…
The Writers' Toolkit 2014November 29th9:30 am - 4:00 pm The University of Birmingham,Edgbaston, Birmingham,West Midlands B15 2TT £37 / £31 (includes lunch) The Writers' Toolkit is our annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers. The conference takes place over one day and offers writers the pick of sixteen…
Axis Arts CentreCheshire Campus,Manchester Metropolitan University,Crewe Green RdCrewe, CheshireCW1 5DU Featured guest – Rosie Garland CreativeWritingPlus features an eclectic mix of practitioners from the world of literature, specifically those working in fiction, memoir, scripts, poetry and media writing. The format is simple: from 1-1.50pm, in the informality of the Writing…
The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to Warrington for its annual showstopper spectacular! Join Suzie Sequin and a host of the finest cabaret talent as we take you to the golden age of variety and vaudeville, where corsets, feathers and stockings were the uniform and frivolity and fun were the orders…
Saturday 15th November – Sunday 16th NovemberThe Palace HotelOxford St,Manchester M60 7HA   Saturday 15th November, 5pm – 6.15pmWriting poetry and writing lyrics – with Si Denbigh & Rosie GarlandWhat is the synergy between poetry and lyrics? Can one form feed and inform the other?This workshop features practical exercises to…
Writing Histories – reading with Rosie GarlandDetails tbc5 Westminster Bridge Rd,London SE1 7XWThe Feminist Library was founded as the Women's Research and Resources Centre in 1975 by a group of women concerned about the future of the Fawcett Library to ensure that the history of the women's liberation movement survived.Click…
Liberté! Egalité! Cabaret! Part Deux The Lexington96-98 Pentonville Rd,London N1 9JB7pm-12midnight adv £10 The Queer Alternative is back with our second cabaret event to raise funds for Pride in London and beyond. Acts include: Plus special guest ROSIE LUGOSI - The March Violets / Poet, performer, author, Lesbian Vampire Queen!*PROFESSOR…
Cultures of the Dark Side: A Day of Gothic Music and FashionPart of the Terror and Wonder: The Gothic ImaginationThe UK's biggest ever Gothic exhibition. The British Library96 Euston RoadLondonNW1 2DB Sun 9 Nov 2014, 13.00-20.00A packed day of free talks, discussions and performances – most of them free entry…
 For Books' Sake, Halloween Witchfest The Proud Archivist2-10 Hertford Rd,London N1 5SH Tickets - £8 advance, £10 on the doorDoors 6pm, event starts at 7pmFor Books' Sake are very excited to have two ghoulishly glorious grrrls giving you the full on Hallowe'en treatment!Obviously with Hallowe'en being a Friday we've allowed…
The Two Rosies: Life as a Goth Icon The John Rylands Library,150 Deansgate,Manchester,M3 3EH 12 noon – 1pmFreeClick here to get your free ticket via EventbriteFollowing the phenomenal success of the Gothic Manchester Festival 2013, which launched the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, we are back with a new programme…
Delighted to announce that Rosie Garland is appearing at TWO events at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival! #1 – Writing workshopFriday 24 October 20143:00pm-4:00pmVenue: Number One Riverside,Smith Street,Rochdale, OL16 1XUPrice: £2Click to book tickets for the writing workshop # 2 - Meet the author - reading and book signingFriday 24…
Polari Literary Salon Featuring Paul Burston, Neil Bartlett, Rosie Garland, Jonathan Harvey & VG LeeWednesday 15 Oct 20147.30pm until 9.30pmContact THEATREOxford RoadManchesterM15 6JATickets £6/£5 Book on:0161 274 0600 London's award-winning LGBT literary salon began life in November 2007 in the upstairs room of a bar in Soho. Events are now…

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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