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Guest lecturer in creative writing

Focus on editing and rewriting with a focus on fiction.

Plus Q&A.

Aimed at students on the Creative Writing BA – but others are invited.

Thursday 30th January, 2-4pm

Creative Writing Department
Staffordshire University
College Rd,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire ST4 2DE
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Ariadne's Thread Poetry Competition - Prize Giving Ceremony

The Old Ship - upstairs room –
21st January, 7:30 PM
3 King Street,
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1ND

Free Entrance.

The Poetry Competition Prize Giving Ceremony will be held during the launch of issue 9 of Ariadne's Thread Literary Magazine. The prize winning poets include Rosie Garland, winner of Ariadne's Thread first Poetry Competition.

Besides launching issue 9, the last regular issue of the year (issue 10, a themed issue on mythology will close the year), this event will also include the prize giving ceremony for Ariadne's Thread first Poetry Competition. Join us to listen to the poets and the authors published in the nine issues, to buy issues and subscriptions at special prices, to know more about the Ariadne's Thread Poetry Prize and to share your work with us in our open-mic (well, if you feel like it). This will be a memorable evening of Poetry and Music.

Click this link for the Ariadne's Thread website

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Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:08

13.11.2013 - Polari Literary Salon, South Bank London

Polari Literary Salon

Tickets - £5

13 November 2013, 7:45pm

Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

Southbank Centre is a short walk away from Covent Garden and Westminster and minutes from the Waterloo, Charing Cross and Embankment London Underground and British Rail stations.

Charlotte Mendelson introduces her new novel Almost English. She is joined by poet Dean Atta, authors Rosie Garland and Patrick Flanery, Helen Lederer and singer Dee Chanelle. Also tonight, we announce the winner of the Polari Prize.

Described by The New York Times as 'London's most theatrical salon', Polari returns for the autumn, showcasing the best in established, new and up-and-coming LGBT literary talent and performance.

'Always fun, always thought-provoking - a guaranteed good night out.' Sarah Waters

'Lively, funny and inspiring - a gay-themed salon of interest to anyone remotely interested in literature, whatever their sexual bent.' Patrick Gale

To go to Polari site - click this link

To go to Southbank Centre site & buy tickets - click this link

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Creatures of the Night Poetry Slam

Fri 25 Oct - 8.30pm till late

The White Lion Hotel,
Bridge Gate
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 8EX

FREE

Highly esteemed poet and novelist Rosie Garland aka Rosie Lugosi is hosting the spookiest poetry slam ever in Hebden!

The Creatures of the Night Poetry Slam

Upstairs at The White Lion

Lock up your daughters, sharpen your stakes

(and pencils) and join Manchester's very own

Undead Mistress of Ceremonies, Rosie Garland

(aka Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen) as she

welcomes all poets, rappers and wondrous

wordsmiths to the spookiest Poetry Slam ever!

SHRIEK!

As she ensures the audience are

sitting uncomfortably

SHUDDER!

At the cornucopia of wondrous

words

GASP!

At the lashings of poetic talent

SWOON!

At the special surprise guests

SHIVER!

As you judge the best act of the night

Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com

Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre,

Butler's Wharf, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AF.

Tel: 01422 843831

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For full festival programme, click this link

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The Palace of Curiosities

Wednesday 16th October

7.30pm

The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Tickets £6/£4 concessions

Book on: 0843 208 0500

Join author Rosie Garland and Victorian sideshow performers for an evening of mystery and excitement in the atmospheric Living World gallery at Manchester Museum. Rosie will read from her startling debut novel which follows the fortunes of Eve and Abel – cast out by Victorian society, they become The Lion-Faced Girl and The Flayed Man, star performers in The Palace of Curiosities. Rosie has performed in previous incarnations as the singer in cult goth band The March Violets and as twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She has published five collections of poetry and last year won the Mslexia Novel Competition which landed her a publishing deal with HarperCollins. A circus troupe, also called The Palace of Curiosities, will provide further entertainment with the aid of fabulously inventive props and razor sharp wit. Prepare to be amazed!

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/the-palace-of-curiosities-306

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Sunday, 15 September 2013 10:13

15.10.2013 - Manchester Cathedral Poetry Prize

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition

Tuesday 15th October

2.30 pm

Free, booking advised

Book on: 0843 208 0500

Venue - St Ann's Church,
St Ann's Square
Manchester
M2 7LF

The winner of this year's international interfaith poetry competition will be announced at this celebratory event, featuring readings from the shortlisted poets and competition judge, Nicola Slee.

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/events/manchester-cathedral-poetry-competition-297

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Sunday, 15 September 2013 10:07

9.10.2013 - Loose Muse, The Poetry Cafe, London

London's Première Women's Writers Night

When? 9th October 2013

Where? The Poetry Cafe,

22 Betterton Street,

London WC2H 9BX (closest tube = Covent Garden)

Time? 8.00 p.m.

Door tax – £5.00 – £3.00 concessions

With two brilliant features every month, and a warm atmosphere, why not come and sign up for the open mic session?

ROSIE GARLAND feature for October!

Loose Muse is a monthly event set up and run by Agnes Meadows since 2005. It is London's only regular event for women writers of all genres. It takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (except August when there is no event), at the Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2 (nearest tube is Covent Garden). Each event starts at 8.00 p.m. and finishes around 10.00 p.m. Entry is £5.00 or £3.00 concessions.

Men are always very welcome to attend Loose Muse events – in act around 20% of our regular audience is made up of men who find the evenings interesting and informative, which is very good news.

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 06:43

8.10.2013 - Amuse Bouche, Women in Comedy Festival

Amuse- Bouche

An evening of poetic comedy.

Steph Pike presents a spoken word night with a twist – featuring Rosie Garland as guest

Location: The Kings Arms,
11 Bloom Street,
Salford
Greater Manchester M3 6AN

Time: 8pm (show lasts approx. 2hrs)

Price: £3

The first ever UK Women in Comedy Festival will be held across Greater Manchester from October 1st until 27th 2013.

The festival is a cross-collaboration between the growing number of women's comedy producers, performers and supporters, spearheaded by Hazel O'Keefe founder of Laughing Cows Comedy. Celebrating all things funny and female across a variety of platforms including live performances, comedy theatre, spoken word, book readings, sketch, improvisation, photography, workshops and debates.

To go to Women in Comedy Festival main website - click this link

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Monday, 19 August 2013 20:17

30.9.2013 - Hard Rain Poetry, Levenshulme

Poetry and stories to lift your spirits and take away the blues
"A gothic twist"
Isis Café,
910 Stockport Road,
Levenshulme, M19 (near Albert Road)
6pm- 8pm poetry/ creative writing workshop

The workshop will be run by our special guest writer Rosie Garland. The workshop theme is 'writing from a different angle'. Suitable for new writers as well as those who have been writing for ages. The sessions are a relaxed way to share poetry, ideas and creativity. No writing or poetry experience necessary.

8pm -10pm poetry performance/reading with open mic

Guest writer

Rosie Garland is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in cult gothic band The March Violets, to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen. She has five solo collections of poetry and is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York.

Rosie won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

"I've always found myself writing about outsiders; whoever they might be. I'm interested in characters who won't (or can't) squeeze into the one-size-fits-all templates they have been provided, and the friction that occurs when they try. I love exploring what happens on the outside, on the edge, on the fringes.'

Open mic: This is an opportunity to share- bring your own poems or poems that have a twist or show things from an unusual angle. Musicians also very welcome to perform.

Everyone welcome, no writing experience necessary

A FREE event

Hard Rain Poetry is a voluntary community project

which encourages local creative expression.

Supported by Isis cafe

Sessions run on the last Monday of every month

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Loose Muse Women's Poetry Anthology Launch
Thomas's Bar & Restaurant,
49-51 Thomas Street,
Manchester M4 1NA
Entrance £3.00

Doors open 7.30pm

Performances start 8pm

Featuring 5 Manchester poets (including Rosie Garland, Steph Pike, Rebecca Audra Smith and others)

and 2 London Poets.

Plus Open Mic

(The open mic is women only but men are very welcome to attend and listen to some amazing women's poetry)

http://loose-muse.com/

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News and Events

  • 16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland
    16.11.2020: Guardian Poem of the Week - Rosie Garland

    Thrilled that 'Now that you are not-you' is Guardian Poem of the Week!

    "A very modern, secular kind of elegy reflects on death with a surprising lightness" - Carol Rumens

    "This week’s poem is from What Girls Do in the Dark, the latest collection by the multi-talented Rosie Garland. It stands alone, while extending the narrative of the short poem that immediately precedes it, Stargazer. The setting of Stargazer is a hospital bedside, where the dying patient’s visitor must navigate “the vertigo tilt / of old words like spread, outlook, time.” That poem ends with the metaphors that will be reconfigured in Now that you are not-you. “Doctors / murmur the names of new constellations / - astrocyte, hippocampus, glioblastoma – and calculate / the growth of nebulae; this rising tide of cells that climbs / the Milky Way of the spine to flood your head with light.”

    Read the whole article here...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/nov/16/poem-of-the-week-now-that-you-are-not-you-by-rosie-garland

    Written on Monday, 16 November 2020 15:28
  • 12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE
    12.11.2020 - ‘What Girls Do in the Dark’ launch event – ONLINE

    7.30pm GMT

    Join us to celebrate the launch of What Girls Do in the Dark by Rosie Garland, with guests Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys
    About this Event
    Join Rosie Garland, plus guest writers Tania Hershman & Ian Humphreys to celebrate the publication of Rosie's new poetry collection What Girls Do in the Dark.
    Thursday 12th November 7.30pm (GMT)
    This event will be streamed live & can be viewed now, through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Z7yq1Ey_U&feature=youtu.be

     

    Written on Thursday, 05 November 2020 15:48
  • 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