Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 6:30 pm – Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 8:30 pm
Writing Manchester Gothic: An Audience with Tania Hershman and Rosie Garland
Date: Tuesday 15 October
Time: 6:30 pm – 8.30pm
Location: LT6, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester, M15 6LL
Tickets: Free – Booking available on Eventbrite from 12th August
Organised by Professor Dale Townshend
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'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 also the author of a poetry chapbook, Nothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open, and two short story collections, My Mother Was An Upright Piano, and The White Road and Other Stories, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). 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.
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.
Debut novel, The Palace of Curiosities, was nominated for both The Desmond Elliott and Polari First Book Prize and Vixen was a Green Carnation Prize nominee. Latest novel The Night Brother is described by The Times as “a delight: playful and exuberant… with shades of Angela Carter.”
She is inaugural writer in residence at The John Rylands Library, Manchester.
This event is part of the 7th annual Gothic Manchester Festival which is themed on 'Gothic Times'. This year the festival will span the whole of October with a whole range of events exploring the Gothic throughout time for you to get involved in.
The Manchester Gothic Festival is organised by the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Find out more details and our full events schedule on our website: mmu.ac.uk/english/gothic-studies/gothic-manchester-festival/