Rosie Garland book launch at Central Library

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet Rosie Garland. Credit Absolut Queer Photography.
Poet Rosie Garland. credit Absolut Queer Photography.

Rosie Garland – ‘As In Judy’ book launch at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 7 December 2016, free entry - Visit now

Ace performer in all kinds of roles, Rosie Garland will be launching her long-awaited collection of poetry in the Media Lounge in the lovely, newly restored Central Library. C’mon, grab the lift, follow us downstairs, through the stacks of the lending library and into the annex, or cross Library Walks beneath the controversial canopy over to the Town Hall building.


Let’s go behind the scenes in the life and mind of the award-winning poet, novelist, groundbreaking performance artist and, shhh, singer with The March Violets! As in Judy is Rosie’s first poetry collection for a while, probs cause she’s been busy writing, oh you know, the odd novel or two. Like, Vixen, like, award-winning Palace of Curiosities, like, a new one, The Night Brother, due out next spring. Oh, just the three, then. Who’s counting?

Woah, there. Back to the poetry, guys ‘n’ gals. Rosie’s new poetry collection, As In Judy is out on Flapjack, and for this do, Garland (you get it now, right?) is supported by special guests Lisa Matthews and Geneviève L Walsh. It’s going to be fab, so don’t get distracted by that other lot in the performance space (remember, we’re getting the lift).

First floor telephones, 
gents ready-made suits,
 shirts, socks, ties, hats, 
underwear and shoes… going up! 
Second floor carpets,
travel goods and bedding,
 material, soft furnishings,
 restaurant and teas. Going down!

Stop that now.


Rosie Garland – ‘As In Judy’ book launch at Manchester Central Library, Manchester

7 December 2016 5:45 pm
Free entry