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Monday, 23 December 2019 14:16

12.1.2020 - Mumbai Spoken Fest, India

Mumbai Spoken Fest by Kommune

JioWorld Garden
BKC,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
INDIA

Spoken Fest is a stage for some of the most vibrant voices, poets, storytellers, thespians, lyricists, comedians and musicians to move you, make your heart sink and brim with joy at the same time. At Spoken we see a confluence of personalities, people, and passions. The festival comprises multiple stages, interactive workshops, and engaging master classes.
Over the course of two days, Spoken will shine a spotlight on artists from across the country ~ serving up an eclectic mix of exciting performances in languages as varied as Urdu, Hindi, and English. The experiences are also enhanced with art zones, curated bazaar, and experiential brand interactions.

Rosie Garland will be presenting a workshop: “Strategies for Dealing with Your Inner Critics”
And
A poetry reading!

https://insider.in/spokenfestmumbai2020/event

https://kommuneity.com/mumbai-2020/

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Monday, 23 December 2019 14:12

11.1.2020 - Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, India

Bhubaneswar Literary Meet

Xavier Square,
Jayadev Vihar,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751013
INDIA

4 pm - Watching a Poem
Priya Malik and Rosie Garland on the writer as performer. Readings, recitations and discussion. In conversation with Sukanya Das.

Priya Malik is an actress, columnist, TV personality, a teacher, spoken word poet, a storyteller but most important, a writer/performer whose recent viral work 2019 main 1999 is a testimony to her distinct voice. Her work has been featured on some of India’s biggest spoken word platforms such as Kommune, UnErase Poetry, Spill Poetry, Amazon Prime and Tape A Tale. Priya has also hosted the first spoken word poetry show on national television called Uncensored News With Priya for TV9 Bharatvarsh delivering current affairs (political and social issues) in a poetic format. She’s also a part of an all-female theatre play called Selfie and is currently awaiting the release of her first film Sheer Qorma based on LGBTQIA issues with Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and Divya Dutta. Priya’s first book with HarperCollins is all set to release early next year.

Rosie Garland is an eclectic writer and performer, ranging from singing in the cult gothic band The March Violets to twisted alter-ego Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen and has performed across the UK, Europe and the USA. She has five solo collections of poetry and the latest, Everything Must Go (Holland Park Press, 2012) tracks her experience of throat cancer. Her award-winning short stories, poems and essays have been widely anthologised. She is the proud owner of the DaDa Award for Performance Artist of the Year and a Poetry Award from the People’s Café, New York. She also won the Mslexia Novel competition in 2012 and her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities was released in March 2013 by HarperCollins.

http://bbsrlitmeet.in/2020/

In 2016, Gameplan launched the Bhubaneswar Literary Meet, because a culturally rich region like Odisha needed a festival that would celebrate its literature and allied cultural pursuits — dance, music, recitation, and theatrical performances. The idea was an endeavour to take Odisha to a wider world audience and also to bring the world to Odisha. From the very first year, the lit meet has drawn premier authors and speakers from across India and the world.

http://bbsrlitmeet.in/2020/#speaker_content_27

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 15:38

29.11.2019 - The Verb, BBC Radio 3

To the Circus!

BBC Radio 3,
29th November,
22.00-22.45

The Verb goes to the circus. Join Presenter: Ian McMillan as he chats to Rosie Garland and John Woolf on the world of the Victorian circus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bs1s
Producer: Cecile Wright

Poetry & Performance. BBC Radio 3’s Late Night Language Lock-in. Podcast: http://bit.ly/VerbPodcasts

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Polari Literary Salon / Bona to Vada your Dolly old Eek! Double bill

Fri, 22 November 2019
King Edward Street Chapel
4 King Edward Street
Macclesfield
SK10 1AB

An exclusively bona double bill from some of the best-known names in LGBT+ writing and performance in the beautifully intimate surroundings of King Edward Street Chapel. Troll on in!
Polari Literary Salon with Paul Burston
London’s award-winning LGBT+ literary salon comes to LIT. Founded in 2007 by author Paul Burston, Polari showcases the best in emerging and established LGBT+ literary talent. Named Best Cultural Event in the Co-Op Respect Loved by You Awards 2013, the salon is based at London’s Southbank Centre and also tours regularly. Tonight’s event is programmed and hosted by Burston, with guest performers including award-winning authors Rosie Garland, VG Lee and Okechukwu Nzelu.
Bona to Vada your Dolly old Eek! with Jez Dolan
Take a troll, stretch your lallies, vada the omipalones and enter the bijou world of Polari artist Jez Dolan. With music, art, and a liberal sprinkling of performing stardust, Jez creates a unique and original show using Polari as his inspiration.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polari-literary-salon-bona-to-vada-your-dolly-old-eek-double-bill-tickets-77170074771

https://litmacc.org/

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An evening with Rosie Garland

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate,
M3 3EH Manchester

The John Rylands Library's inaugural writer in residence reads from her new novel for the first time!

This exciting evening event will include readings by Rosie from the unpublished manuscript, a Q&A session and a book signing.

Rosie feels an affinity with libraries and has chosen to set her new novel in The John Rylands Library in the 1980s. She has been writing the novel in the heart of The John Rylands Library, on the gallery in the Historic Reading Room.

If you have a question you’d like Rosie to answer in the Q&A session, feel free to email it in advance to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rosie Garland is an award-winning writer of novels, poems and short stories, and performer and singer with post punk band The March Violets. Her highly acclaimed novels include The Palace of Curiosities in 2013, followed by Vixen in 2015 and The Night Brother in 2017, which is set in Manchester in the late 19th and early 20th century. Val McDermid also recently selected Rosie as one of her top 10 LGBTQ writers in the UK.
Book your place now via Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-rosie-garland-tickets-72247796103?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3fV60Hkxyz3SQbZsbWWVUD2hSJaIAmA5sqoaLTaL9QwfLc9thhIeUz6bg

This event has a limited number of spaces. If you make a booking and cannot attend, please cancel your booking so that we may offer the ticket to someone else.

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Friday, 27 September 2019 07:44

16.10.2019 - Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation

Guest tutor, the Arvon Foundation

Lumb Bank
The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre
Heptonstall
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 6DF

Fiction: Work-in-Progress
Monday October 14th - Saturday October 19th 2019

Delighted to be guest tutor on this Arvon Foundation writing course. (with wonderful tutors Amanda Smyth & Chris Cleave)
An inspiring week to focus on a work-in-progress and how to bring it to completion, with practical guidance and workshops to help navigate the challenging and
exciting process of developing your narrative. We will explore the bare bones of writing fiction – sourcing ideas, plot, character, setting, dialogue and point of view. This structured, focused course will send you away knowing what you need to do to finish your fiction project, and leave you feeling surprised at how much progress you’ve made. Come with your curiosity and ideas.

https://www.arvon.org/tutors/rosie-garland/

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Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman & Rosie Garland

Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.30pm
Location: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LL
Tickets: Free

Join us for an evening of readings from the poetry and prose of Tania Hershman and Rosie Garland, two acclaimed Manchester-based writers who are currently working in the Gothic mode. Tania and Rosie will read from selections of their work, and join in conversation with Dale Townshend, Professor of Gothic Literature from the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman's third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, was published by Unthank Books in May 2017, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press in July 2019. Tania is curator of short story hub ShortStops celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland, and has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.

Rosie Garland
Novelist, poet and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland also performs as infamous alter-ego Rosie Lugosi Vampire Queen. With a passion for language nurtured by public libraries, her work’s appeared in Under the Radar, The North, Spelk, Rialto, Mslexia & elsewhere.
She is inaugural writer in residence at The John Rylands Library, Manchester.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-manchester-gothic-an-audience-with-tania-hershman-rosie-garland-tickets-65107642712?ref=eios

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Rogue Alternative Fair, Manchester

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club
102 Oldham St,
Manchester

Tickets: £4 in advance and £5 on the door.
Sun, 13 Oct, 01:00 – 17:00

The Rogue Model Management Halloween fair and cabaret returns for another fangtastic instalment With this edition having an array of sinfully naughty delights. Trick or treat?
Hosted by the fabulous Valen Vain watch delectable Performances that are sure to be hotter than hell by Lolita Laytex, Dante-Layla and Kitty Massacre alongside a guest appearance by Rosie Garland!

Fancy a shopping spree? Then check out the array of amazing traders onsite selling crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories plus more!
Come party with us rogues for an unforgettable sinful Halloween soirée!

Over 18's Only.
Visit the events section of: https://www.facebook.com/roguemodelmanagement/
for trader and performer updates.

On the door discount for NUS/Emergency Services/Armed Forces/Veterans.
Tickets will also available from the Frog and Bucket booking office. Please check their page for opening times.

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Gothic Writing workshop, Clayton Hall

Dark Fiction Writing Course at Clayton Hall
Clayton Hall,
Clayton Hall Road,
Manchester, M11 4RU

I’m delighted to be guest workshop facilitator at Clayton Hall in October.

Writer-in-residence Hannah Kate leads a six-part weekly writing course (with performance night) in the unique and evocative setting of Clayton Hall. Learn techniques for creating atmospheric and evocative writing, workshop your ideas, and share your work in a friendly and supportive environment. This course also includes a guest workshop from Manchester author Rosie Garland.

Wed 2 Oct (7-9pm): Guest workshop by Rosie Garland

https://www.visitmanchester.com/whats-on/dark-fiction-writing-course-at-clayton-hall-p427171

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 16:12

1.10.2019 - Testify, Chester

Testify

Hanky Panky Pancakes
20 Commonhall Street,
CH1 2BJ Chester,
Cheshire

Poetry Without The Pretension

Come and share your words with us!
Whether you're new to poetry or a seasoned professional, all are welcome to come and share their work.
Don't fancy performing? Come and watch for an inspiring night

Tues 1st October at 7:30pm – special guest – Rosie Garland!

Sign up on the night for a slot - sign ups from 7pm

Pay What You Feel (suggested £3)

https://www.testifypoetry.co.uk/

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  • 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
  • 10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today
    10.8.2019 - Val McDermid's 10 most compelling LGBTQI writers in the UK today

    I’m thrilled to announce that Val McDermid has selected me as one of the 10 most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today!

    Val said: “These writers are writing for everyone. These are not words for a niche readership. These are not writings for a ghetto. These are the works of writers who have something to say that can be – and should be – heard by as many people as possible.”

    She continued: “Auden was wrong when he claimed “poetry makes nothing happen”. Words do change the world, reader by reader. They open our eyes, they provoke thought. The work of these 10 writers… will awaken in us fresh delight in the wonder of words.”

    The list was commissioned by the National Centre for Writing and British Council, supported by Arts Council England as part of a two-year programme to promote writing from the UK to an international audience. It also includes the amazing Colette Bryce, Juno Dawson, Juliet Jacques, Keith Jarrett, Kirsty Logan, Andrew McMillan, Fiona Mozley, Mary Paulson-Ellis & Luke Turner.

    The Guardian - The Word Is Out. Val McDermid selects Britain's 10 most outstanding lgbtq writers

    Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:44
  • 20.6.2019 - Peterloo: massacre or riot? The John Rylands Library
    20.6.2019 - Peterloo: massacre or riot? The John Rylands Library
    Peterloo – massacre or riot?

    On June 20th 2019, The John Rylands Library staged a live performance event to mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre. It was a first for the library and I was excited to take the part of Jemima Bamford – one of the thousands of men, women and children who gathered at St Peter’s Field in August 1819. I donned bonnet and shawl and created a speech, imagining how she might have spoken out against the actions of the militia, who charged into an unarmed crowd, and murdered up to 23 people.

    Then joined by 5 other actors, I took part in a public debate as we decide: was Peterloo a massacre or a riot? At the end of the debate, votes were cast, and Manchester decided overwhelmingly – massacre.

    Written on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:32
  • 8.6.2019 - Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate, Wave-Gotik Treffen
    8.6.2019 - Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate, Wave-Gotik Treffen
    Guest vox with The Bellwether Syndicate at Wave-Gotik Treffen

    The high point of WGT 2019 was being invited to be guest vocalist with The Bellwether Syndicate from Chicago! Rocking out to a special rendition of The March Violets track ‘Snake Dance’…
    The gig on Saturday 8th June 2019 at Taubchenthal, Leipzig was packed out – and what a crowd…

    A great pleasure to work with William Faith, Sarah Rose (aka Scary Lady Sarah), keyboards Phil Destefano, bassist Paul Sin & drummer extraordinaire Stevyn Grey

    https://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/ro/go4it.php?id=197&loc=en

    Written on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:20
  • 'How to ask for a residency' - The John Rylands blog
    'How to ask for a residency' - The John Rylands blog
    How to ask for a residency

    Since I wrote about the Power of Asking, I’ve been heartened by how many writers have told me they’re going to ask for Writers’ Residencies too. There are plenty of questions: What do you say? What do you ask for? This blog offers a few suggestions.

    Where do you want your residency to be?
    Chip shop, bus stop, lighthouse, theatre, cemetery. The choice is yours. Think of where you’d love to write. It may be a place you pass every day on the way to work, or somewhere you’ve stumbled on by chance. Perhaps you have a connection already. For example, when I was invited to read at The John Rylands Library, I fell in love with this Mancunian gem. It sparked a train of thought…

    What do you want to do?
    I’ve a pretty simple plan: my next novel is set in The John Rylands and I’m exploring what it’s like to write ‘on site’, drawing inspiration from the spirit of the place. You’ll have your own ideas. It’s a wonderful opportunity to try something new, with time to focus on your writing in an inspiring workspace. The clearer you are about what you’d like to create and how it’s connected to the venue you’ve chosen, the better. Do your research, and put together a proposal. I’ve broken this down below.

    How long is a residency?
    Weeks, months, or a year – it’s largely up to you and the organisation. My residency is running for a calendar year; time to produce a first draft of the novel. I’ve committed to being on site for one day a week, but can’t keep away from the place…

    What can you offer?
    As well as being clear about what you want to achieve, think about what you can offer your host organisation. Ideas can include giving talks, workshops, writing tutorials or readings, and writing blogs on the progress of the residency. You might produce a poem etched in the window, or devise a grand finale performance. There’s no limit.
    If you’re unsure, ask for advice from writer friends (or friends of friends) who’ve done residencies in the past. If you don’t know any – ask the internet. Social media can be a lot more supportive than you might imagine.

    How do you get an introduction?
    You’ll need to approach your chosen organisation to find out of they’re interested in your idea. I asked writer friends for signposting, and got an introduction. People were only too pleased to help, a warm reminder that we’re in this together. There’s a community of writers out there, and we are pretty groovy people.

    What about money?
    This blog is about building your own residency from scratch, not applying for a funded opportunity. So, when the question of money and payment arose (pretty much the first question), I said no. Nowhere has money for residencies, unless it’s a regular gig like The Forestry Commission
    And, unsurprisingly, these residencies are massively oversubscribed.
    A personal tip is to source funding elsewhere. I applied to The Arts Council - Successfully.

    Then again – aim for the stars! One writer told me she’s asking for a residency at a private members’ club with buckets of money. Needless to say, she IS asking them to fund it.

    What’s the worst that can happen?
    Fear of the word no can stop us asking in the first place. Your chosen venue may say no. But they’re not going to poke you with forks. Trust me on this one. And in the words of Steve Jobs: “Most people don't get experiences because they never ask. I've never found anybody who didn't want to help me when I've asked them for help.”

    Keep going. Keep asking.

    https://rylandscollections.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-ask-for-a-residency/

    Written on Sunday, 24 March 2019 10:08