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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…
LGBT+ tour of The John Rylands Library The John Rylands Library150 DeansgateManchester, M3 3EH Saturday, July 27, 201911:15 AM 1:30 PMFree event Towering over Deansgate, The John Rylands Library is one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings.Imposing? Yep. Daunting? Sure. Ever ventured inside? Think it’s not the place for ‘you’? Come…
Pride X Tate Liverpool Royal Albert Dock Liverpool,Liverpool L3 4BB 26 July 2019 at 18.30–22.30FREE EVENT Celebrate Pride in Liverpool with us at our special late night eventWe’re kicking off our city’s Pride weekend with an exciting evening of free talks and workshops. Music will come from House of Suarez…
Polari G-A-Y Manchester63 Richmond StreetManchesterM1 3WB Wed, 24 July 201919:00 – 22:00 Following the recent sell-out success at Heaven, London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon rocks up at G-A-Y in Manchester.Expect a night of cabaret, comedy, drama, poetry and performance with a literary bent. Hosted by Paul Burston with author and…
Mslexicon Devonshire Hall,Cumberland Rd,Leeds LS6 2EQ I’m delighted to be facilitating a number of workshops and events over the whole weekend! Mslexicon is a house party like no other.Part brainstorm, part bootcamp, part celebration, it is a chance to nurture your writing craft and career with the help of leading…
Origins of the Outsiders: The New Goths Saturday, 6th July 201912:30pm - 1:45pm The history of goth culture goes far beyond Bauhaus, the Cure, and copious amounts of black eyeliner. In fact, you can trace its roots as far back as the barbarian outsiders of post-Roman late antiquity. In their…
MIX 2019: Experiential Storytelling Monday 1 July, 201912:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bath Spa UniversityCorsham Court campusChurch St,Corsham,Wiltshire SN13 0BZ MIX has established itself as an innovative forum for the exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as…
Rewriting the North: Rosie Garland and Livi Michael 27th June 20196.30 for 7pm start The Portico Library57 Mosley St,Manchester M2 3HY The Portico Library and the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University have come together to organise ‘Rewriting the North’: a series of events celebrating writers and writing…
That's What She Said London The Book Club100 Leonard Street,EC2A 4RH London 7.30-10.30pm "The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard)Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers,…
Rosie Lugosi @ The Looking Glass Burlesque The Brindley Theatre,High St,Runcorn WA7 1BG7.30–10:30pm 22rd June The Looking Glass Burlesque is coming to The Brindley Theatre this June in RUNCORN! Feast your eyes upon some of the finest burlesque and cabaret talent that the UK has to offer, guaranteed to give…
Peterloo – massacre or riot? The John Rylands Library150 DeansgateManchesterM3 3EH 6pm-8pmFree event Peterloo: Fake news. Fractured politics. A state against its people. Discover the story of the Peterloo Massacre in The John Rylands Library’s latest exhibition. Come to the promenade and chaired debate event on Thursday 20th June and…
The Bellwether Syndicate Wave-Gotik Treffen Time - 19.10hVenue - TäubchenthalMarkranstädter Straße 1Leipzig, Germany I'm honoured to guest with The Bellwether Syndicate at WGT! With a special rendition of Snake Dance (The March Violets). Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary…
A Splendid Day Out 1st June – 2nd June 2019The Arts of Steam Marquee, Station Buildings, Marine RoadMorecambe LA4 4DB The Northwest premier Steampunk Festival returns.Steamageddon!Imagine a world changed, from miraculous beginning to ruinous end...SteamAgeddon promises that and more: dance like a dinosaur at the Jurassic Ball, celebrate the end…
Museums at Night The John Rylands Library150 Deansgate,Manchester M3 3EH DETAILS TBC As part of Museums at Night 2019, The John Rylands Library is delighted to welcome Manchester author and Writer-In-Residence Rosie Garland for a special late event.She’ll be reading from her latest novel, The Night Brother, set in Manchester.…
Disturbing The Beast: Women Of Weird Fiction launch Blackwell's BookshopUniversity Green,146 Oxford Road,Manchester M13 9GP Wednesday, 8 May 2019 from 19:00-20:30 Join Bad Language for an evening of readings to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight and the release of Disturbing The Beast, a brilliant brand new collection of weird fiction stories…
Gothic Reading Group, MMU: The Night Brother Contemporary Gothic Reading GroupNew Business School,Ground floor cafe area,Manchester Metropolitan University,All Saints, All Saints Campus,ManchesterM15 6BHFree event – all welcome17.30 – 18.30 Please join us for the first of the Modern and Contemporary Gothic Reading Group sessions for 2018/2019. We will kick-start the…
Sonic Waves: Music and Sound Beyond Borders Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019Time: 10am – 5:30pmLocation: Geoffrey Manton BuildingManchester Metropolitan UniversityRosamond St W, Manchester M15 6EB Tickets: £10 (£5 unwaged) - Available on the OnlineShop Rosie Garland of The March Violets is delighted to present her paper “Radiant Girls: ‘You can’t…
Fallowfield Library Book Group The Place,Fallowfield Library,Platt Lane,Manchester M14 7FB 11am – 1pmFree event – with free refreshments Fallowfield Library Book Group are thrilled to welcome Rosie Garland to our April meeting. Our current read is her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities. Rosie will be answering questions about the…
Desire, love, identity LGBT poetry evening Bolton Central Library and MuseumLe Mans CrescentBoltonBL1 1SE18:30 – 20:30Thu, 11 April 2019 Free event Bolton Museum is hosting a celebration of LGBT poetry to coincide with our exhibition Desire, Love Identity - In Bolton. Special guests Rosie Garland & Dominic Berry will read…
Burnage Library,Burnage Lane,Manchester M19 1EWMonday 8th April, 20197pm start – 9.30pmFree event Back by popular demand! Following the success of our event in 2018, we are delighted to welcome Manchester writer Rosie Garland back to our special open-mic reading event at Burnage Library! Come and hear Rosie read from her…
The Next Step Write 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…
Not Quite Light Festival Five Four Studios54 Oldfield Road,Salford,Manchester M5 4LZ 2-4pmTickets £6 The Dark City How does the darker side of the city inspire writers? The festival hub will be at Five Four Studios, and here there will be a day of talks, workshops, music and art.In the afternoon…
Death & the Sacred Symposium MMU Brooks Building53 Bonsall StreetHulme,Manchester, M15 6GX This interdisciplinary symposium aims to explore, analyse and debate the relationship between death and the sacred in art and narrative.09:00-18:00 1pm – 2.30pmWe are thrilled to be inviting Andrew Michael Hurley (author of The Loney and Devil’s Day…
Celebrate International Women's Day with Flapjack Press! Manchester Central LibrarySt Peter's Square,Manchester, M2 5PD 5.30pm – 8pmfree event Join us for an evening of poetry hosted by Rosie Garland ("literary hero" - The Skinny).With performance from award-winning poets, playwrights and spoken word artists Cathy Crabb, Sarah Miller, Anna Percy, Melanie…
English Literature & Creative Writing at Lancaster UniversityVisiting Writers Series - Rosie Garland Ruskin LibraryBailriggLancaster University,Lancaster, LA1 4YZ Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 18:00-19:00 Join us for an evening of conversation with Rosie Garland. Everybody is welcome, this event is free and no registration is needed. Tagged ‘literary hero’ by…
MMU Manchester and the City module – student seminar The John Rylands LibraryDeansgateManchester “The Night Brother - MMU Manchester and the City module” This student tour & seminar is part of my writing residency at The John Rylands Library, Manchester, in association with Manchester Metropolitan University. 21st February 10am-12 noon
“Everything That Can Happen” anthology launch The Betsey Trotwood56 Farringdon RoadLondonEC1R 3BL Free event19:00 – 22:00https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everything-that-can-happen-london-book-launch-party-tickets-55109082750 Everything That Can Happen is an anthology of poems about the future.The poems – or perhaps prophecies – explore time, language, changing landscapes, future selves, uncertainty, catastrophe and civilisation. An android fills out a…

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