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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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Sunday, 04 August 2013 13:49

23.8.2013 Stirred @Queer Alt.Manchester

Stirred @Queer Alt.Manchester

Date: Friday 23rd August

Time: 6pm

Venue: The PentHouse NQ,

Hilton House
26-28 Hilton Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester
M1 1EH

http://thepenthousenq.com/

'Resistance may only be a paper's width

but use it all'

- Anna Percy

Stirred will be performing feminist, queer poetry at The PentHouse as part of Queer Alt.Manchester.

Featuring Rosie Garland, Sarah Logan, Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Steph Pike and others tbc.

Come give your support to this free alternative festival.

http://stirredpoetry.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/mass-writing-is-action/

https://www.facebook.com/Q.Alt.Manchester

'Because we feel-we can act.

Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction.'

https://www.facebook.com/events/570566976336265/

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The Isle of Arran Poetry Adventure 2013

St.Columbas,
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland

A week of writing workshops on the beautiful isle of Arran, facilitated by

Gerry Potter-Poet, Rosie Garland, Steph Pike, Anna Percy, John G.Hall, Steve Waling, Leanne Bridgewater, Chanje Kunda and more.

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A Summer Soirée

Date - Wednesday 10th July 2013
Time - 7pm.
Avenue - The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester M13 0XT
Tickets - £20

Fundraising dinner event for the new teenage cancer unit at The Christie in Robert Broude's name.

Guests and speakers include Val McDermid – crime writer, author of ITV's 'Wire in the Blood', Susan Calman - stand-up comedian, writer & actress and Rosie Garland – author, poet and performance artist.

Yet again, this promises to be a popular event, numbers are limited, so please contact us ASAP if you would like tickets.

Bev Shupac 0161-766-2132 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Madeleine Morrison 07764 679 065 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Y.O.U CARE - Registered charity no. 1049751

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:06

8.6.2013 The People's Cafe - Queens, New York

The People's Cafe this Saturday! Featuring Rosie Garland and openstage!

Share your words

Saturday 8 Jun, 7-9 pm.

Bayanihan Community Center, 40-21 69 Street, Woodside, Queens, NY

$3

http://www.survivorspoetry.org/the-network/new-york/

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Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word.

The Organic Open Mic

  • Where: Bareburger (East Village)
  • http://www.bareburger.com/
  • 2nd Floor
  • 85 Second Avenue (@ 5th Street)
  • Manhattan, New York
  • (212) 510-8610
  • Date; Tuesday 11th June
  • Show starts @ 7pm
  • Cover charge: $10 (@ the door or in advance)

One of the hottest open mics in the country - featured on MTV's Washington Heights and the Travel Channel's Hidden City!

The Organic Open Mic at the gorgeous Bareburger organic restaurant in downtown Manhattan's East Village. Produced by the long-running Inspired Word open mic series, which has featured Grammy winners, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award winners, Emmy nominated actors, and HBO Def Poetry stars, this open mic is open to ALL types of performing artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers.

The event takes place on the second floor, with full-length windows on all sides that offers an especially beautiful view.

http://inspiredwordnyc.com/

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Kickin' At The Parkside: JANET HAMILL and friends

Venue: The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, United States
Time: 4pm

A great afternoon for poetry and music in NYC with JANET HAMILL and musical friends Greg Feller- (Drummer/percussionist), Mark McNutt– (guitar) and Bob Torsello.

Hosted by George Wallace. Come on out and let us do this thing!

JANET HAMILL is a former thirty-year resident of NYC. She is the author of five books of poetry and short fiction, as well as two CDs of spoken word and music. A sixth book, Tales from the Eternal Café is forthcoming from Three Rooms Press. Her work has been nominated for the William Carlos Williams Prize and the Pushcart Prize.She is presently enrolled as an MFA candidate in Poetry at New England College in Henniker, NH.

Two drink minimum. Two bucks in the hat. Open mic. You know the drill!

www.parksidelounge.net

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VOCABARET

The Blue Cat, 17 Shaw Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4AG,

Thursday 23rd May, show starts 8pm

Only £5 advance, £6 on the door

Loud and lively, yet up-close and personal, Vocabaret nights have quickly gained near-legendary status in Prestwich where they play to sell-out audiences. Founded by Tony Walsh (aka Longfella), Poet-in-Residence for Glastonbury Festival 2011, Vocabaret combines nationally and internationally renowned poets and musicians in 'All Killer, No Filler' line-ups which would grace any festival in the land. An unforgettable night of laughter and tears is guaranteed, all at The Blue Cat for an unbelievable £5!

Rosie Garland (aka Rosie Lugosi) is a legend in many circles. Born in London to a runaway teenager, Rosie has always been a cuckoo in the nest. She's an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in post-punk gothic band The March Violets, to performing internationally as her alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen, cabaret chanteuse and mistress of ceremonies.

She has published five solo collections of poetry and her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologized. She is winner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People's Café, New York. Her award-winning debut novel 'The Palace of Curiosities' was released in March 2013 by HarperCollins. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

Quiet Loner (aka Matt Hill) is one of the UK's leading Americana artists with a string of 5-star and 10/10 reviews for his new album of contemporary protest songs, "Greedy Magicians." Joining us fresh from a tour of the Netherlands with Kirsty Magee, Matt earned a standing ovation at Vocabaret in Prestwich recently for his understated but powerful songs, attracting favourable comparisons to names like Elvis Costello and Billy Bragg. http://quietloneruk.wordpress.com/about/

Our host, Tony Walsh is 'one of the UK's most renowned performance poets.' A favourite on the festival circuit, he's a Glastonbury regular and has electrified audiences at prestigious poetry, literary and music events around the UK and beyond. His poetry has been commissioned by BBC tv and radio and published in the UK, the USA and Russia. Vocabaret will be one of several launch events for his acclaimed debut poetry collection, 'SEX & LOVE & ROCK&ROLL.' 'Fabulous stuff...' Irvine Welsh

http://longfella.co.uk/

Simply unmissable, tell your friends!

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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