Rosie Garland’s fiction is about people who won’t (or can’t) squeeze into the one-size-fits-all templates on offer and the friction that occurs when they try.
In this workshop, Rosie uses a variety of exercises and strategies to explore the intersection between queerness and weird fiction, and how it can take your own writing into fresh and exciting directions. In the words of Emily Dickinson, ‘tell the truth but tell it slant’.
Writer and singer with post-punk band The March Violets, Rosie Garland’s work appears in Under the Radar, Spelk, Manchester Review, Interpreter’s House, The Rialto, Ellipsis, Butcher’s Dog, The North and elsewhere. New poetry collection ‘What Girls do the Dark’ (Nine Arches Press) is out in October 2020. Debut novel The Palace of Curiosities was nominated for the Polari Prize and won the Coop Respect LGBT Book of the Year award. Latest novel The Night Brother was described by The Times as “a delight…with shades of Angela Carter.” In 2019, Val McDermid named her one of the UK’s most compelling LGBT writers.
A limited number of bursary places are available. Contact us for more information.
21 November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£22 / £18 (Conc/NWS Friends)