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Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling St Peter’s Square,Manchester M2 3AE MiddayFree event As well as brass bands, speeches and a full choir – Rosie Garland is honoured to be singing at the unveiling event.The statue of Emmeline Pankhurst will be unveiled in St Peter’s Square, Manchester on Friday, 14th December 2018…
What an adventure!On Saturday December 1st I sang the Pankhurst Anthem – specially written by Helen Pankhurst & Lucy Pankhurst - in Etihad Stadium in front of the Manchester City crowd at half time! I can honestly say I've never sung in front of a crowd of 50,000 people. All…
The Looking Glass Burlesque Pyramid & Parr HallPalmyra Sq.,Warrington WA1 1BL Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 19:30-22:30Tickets £11- £14 The Looking Glass Burlesque returns to it's Warrington home for the annual spectacular showcase of some of the finest burlesque and cabaret talent in the UK. Starring a bevvy of internationally-acclaimed…
FLIM NITE presents 'Pan's Labyrinth' The Three Minute TheatreAfflecks Arcade,35-39, Oldham Street,Manchester M1 1JG What would ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ look like chewed up and spat out by comedians, theatremakers, writers and musicians? We have created a labyrinthine underworld in order to test the moral strength of our artists and let the…
Finally, I can announce that I am inaugural Writer-in-Residence at The John Rylands Library in Manchester. It’s fantastic news.How? I put together a proposal, & asked. The power of asking, indeed. Read the article in the University of Manchester magazine, here: “When I first moved to Manchester I was stunned…
‘Manchester Dark, Manchester Light - the inspiration behind The Night Brother’. Saturday 3rd November 20183pm – 4.30pmStarting point: The Craft Centre,Oak Street,Manchester M4 5JD Limited places - £10Special offer - Oak St Cafe at the Craft Centre will be offering cake and coffee/tea for £5 for anyone showing their walking…
The Freakeasy Halloween Showcase Banshee Labyrinth29-35 Niddry Street,Edinburgh,EH1 1LG Free event Time: 8pm – 10.30pm Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. The Freakeasy crawls in search of blood, to terrorize your neighborhood. That's right folks, the Freakeasy is back! And for the Halloween special.…
That’s What She Said Tribeca,50 Sackville St,Manchester M1 3WF£5 "The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women, featuring iconic and…
Verbalise The Brewery Arts Centre122A Highgate,Kendal LA9 4HE 7.30pm This month our guest is the novelist Rosie Garland who is also famous for being Rosie Lugosi Vampire Poet! Spoken word open mic for poets, novelists, actors, comedians and storytellers, anyone with original material and something to say. Open mic is…
Workshop: a 10 Step Program for Dealing with the Internal Critic 22 September at 10:00–13:00 GIFT Cafe ChesterGrosvenor Park Road,CH1 1QQ Chester, Cheshire Ever write a short story, only to doubt it? Find yourself apologising for your poems when sharing them with others? Do you lie awake at night thinking…
That’s What She Said The Scottish Poetry Library (Venue 203)5 Crichton's Close,Edinburgh EH8 8DT16th August 2018 19:30-21.30Free event 'The biggest spoken word night in London for women' (Evening Standard) returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for three incendiary shows. After being shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night (Saboteur Awards 2017),…
Other Voices spoken word cabaret The Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)Banqueting Hall,29, Niddry Street,Edinburgh EH1 1LG FREE EVENT16th August, 15:10-16:10 Other Voices brings you open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe. Special guest for Thursday…
Listen Softly Edinburgh The Scottish Poetry Library (Venue 203)5 Crichton's Close,Edinburgh EH8 8DT15th August 2018 6.45pm to 8pmFree event Women writers showcase!Rosie Garland, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Christina Neuwirth and Claire Askew will be our feature performers for the women writers showcase. Listen Softly - which came to the Edinburgh Fringe…
FEMFringe Greenside,1 Royal Terrace,Edinburgh EH7 5AB Rosie Garland performs at FEMFringe, Tuesday 14th August! Greenside Venues are proud to present FEMFRINGE - two nights celebrating feminist performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. With over 40 acts from the biggest venues in Edinburgh, this is not an event to miss!…
She Grrrowls11th August: 23.20-00.20am Banshee Labyrinth (venue 156)Banqueting Hall,29-35 Niddry Street,Edinburgh,EH1 1LG She Grrrowls is a feminist arts night that features poetry, comedy, music and everything in between.She Grrrowls is heading to the Edinburgh Fringe festival again in 2018! At the Banqueting Hall, Banshee Labyrinth, with a late-night slot of…
Sanctuary of Sin 11th August: 9.15pm – 10.15pm Bar Bados (Venue 281) ROOM 168 Cowgate,EdinburghEH1 1JW The Convent of Corruption once again opens its doors! We invite you to come worship at our late night services of debauched, depraved and downright naughty Cabaret performance. Only the most subversive sinners are…
Poetry Bordello Woodland Creatures (Venue 282)260-262 Leith Walk,Edinburgh EH6 5EL 9th August 201820.00-22.00Free event Poetry Bordello is a deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and astounding burlesque performance brought to you by List Hot 100 performance poetry company – Poetry Circus. 2018's line-up includes bestselling novelist and chanteuse Rosie…
Speakin’ Weird Spin,10 Littlejohn StreetAberdeen AB10 1FG 7.30pm-10.30pm Open mic spoken word event in Aberdeen featuring poetry sensation Rosie Garland! 2nd Wednesday of the month. Poetry, comedy, prose, stories, angry rants and introspective musings all welcome. Hosted by Sparklechops. https://www.facebook.com/sparklechops3/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Gothic Manchester Festival Events presentsTwisted Tales of Hybridity Saturday 4 August, 6.00pm – 8.30pmInternational Anthony Burgess Foundation3 Cambridge StManchesterM1 5BY Celebrating the sixth year of the Gothic Manchester Festival, Twisted Tales of Hybridity will bring together three authors who have all appeared in previous years; Rosie Garland (Vixen and The…
Brontë 200 - What Emily Means to Us A celebration of Emily Brontë at 200 Venue – Haworth venue tbcTime – 7.30pm We’re rounding off Emily’s birthday weekend with a celebration of her work and legacy. Join a stellar line-up of Lily Cole, Patience Agbabi, Rosie Garland and an array…
Brontë 200 - Women, the Gothic and Emily Haworth,Venue tbcTickets £8/£6 concessions and Brontë Society members The imposing houses, eerie doubling of names and wandering of unquiet spirits combine within Wuthering Heights to create one of the great Gothic texts of the nineteenth century. Emily Brontë’s only published novel continues…
Prose Pride: An Evening of Fabulous Words Waterstones Nottingham1/5 Bridlesmith Gate,Nottingham, NG1 2GR 23 July at 19:00–22:00 Write Pride proudly presents an evening of LGBTQ performance...Admission: £5 Featuring ROSIE GARLANDAlso featuring work from participants of Rosie Garland's masterclass workshop. Taking place in Nottingham from July 23rd to 27th for the…
PROSE PRIDE writing workshop Write Pride proudly presents a masterclass with Rosie Garland! Waterstones Nottingham1/5 Bridlesmith Gate,Nottingham, NG1 2GR 23 July at 14:00–17:0016+ only Masterclass Price: £5 Our series of masterclasses will include a combination of writing prompts, focussed writing time and professional advice from an experienced writer to support…
Hooray Cabaret at Buxton International Festival Venue:Spiegeltent,Pavilion GardensSt John's Rd,Buxton SK17 6BE Time - 7.00pm - 12.00amPrice - £20 The only way to celebrate the last night of the Festival – in the Spiegeltent with Hooray Cabaret!Join us for a night filled with music, laughter, burlesque and acrobaticsHosted by the…
That's What She Said MCR Tribeca,50 Sackville St,Manchester M1 3WF £5 "The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester! Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards, 2017), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women,…
Audible extracts, interviews & podcasts 'Half overheard secrets' - Interview on 'End of All Things' podcast 'Speaking in tongues' - winner, The Casket of Fictional Delights flash fiction competition 2018 The Night Brother, at audible.co.uk Vixen, at amazon.co.uk The Palace of Curiosities:Extract 1, at audioboom.comExtract 2, at amazon.co.uk
Short Fiction  ‘Heirlooms’ – LossLit, June 2019 ‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ – The Casket of Fictional Delights 2019 ‘Snuffing Hearts That Burn Too Bright’ – Spelk Fiction, May 2019 ‘Your Sons and Daughters Are Beyond’ – Longleaf Review, 2019 ‘The names of stars’ – Retreat West, Nominated…
Read some of my fiction and poetry Listen to audible extracts of my fiction, interviews and podcasts        
Club Big @The Boo The Boo679 Bacup Rd,RawtenstallBB4 7HB7pm till lateTickets £6 Advance £7 Door Club BigJohn Hyatt brings Club Big to the Boo.For two months in 2017 as part of his Rock Art exhibition at HOMEmcr, the polymath professor, musician and artist, created an entire club, complete with neon…
Soapbox, Manchester Histories Festival Friday 8th June5.30pm – free eventAll Saint’s Park,Grosvenor Square,Oxford RoadManchester, M15 6BH Manchester Histories Festival returns across Greater Manchester for a long-weekender from 7-11 June 2018 with the theme protest, democracy, and freedom of speech. For Manchester Histories Festival 2018 and in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan…

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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