Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rosie's book shortlisted for an award

Rosie's book Is Monogamy Dead? has been shortlisted in the Memoir category alongside Susan Calman, Roxane Gay and Juliet Jacques in the Diva Literary Awards. The winners will be announced at the festival on 3 November in Birmingham. Vote here

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Rosie's first book Is Monogamy Dead? gets lovely reviews

Rosie's book Is Monogamy Dead? got four stars in the Mail on Sunday, a lovely full-page review in The Amorist and she wrote this article for The Telegraph. The Irish Times published an extract and Hot Press ran this feature. Book bloggers Emily WilliamsBook Drunk, Books Of All Kinds, Bibliomaniac and Linda's Book Bag have also raved about it. Rosie also spoke to The Spectator's books podcast, The High Low show and Soho Radio. Funny Women and Words Across Time also posted lovely reviews. Bradford bloggers Jane and Bex did an interview ahead of Rosie's events at Bradford Literature Festival and Last Night I Dreamt Of did one ahead of her appearance at Off The Shelf. Is Monogamy Dead? is available now to order from Amazon and all good bookshops. The following bookshops have signed copies on the shelves and on display: Herne Hill Books, Big Green Bookshop, Bookseller Crow, Clapham Books, News From Nowhere (Liverpool), Waterstones (Guildford), Gay's The Word, Housmans, Lighthouse Books (Edinburgh), Blackwells (Edinburgh), Blackwells (Oxford), Waterstones (Aberdeen), Foyles (London). Book events have been packed out at Gay's The Word and more, with many more to come throughout the Autumn.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Rosie's book cover revealed

Rosie's book cover was revealed in an exclusive with Funny Women. Is Monogamy Dead? comes out on August 3 (Accent Press). Pre-order from Amazon here.

Monday, 21 November 2016

A note about Conscious Uncoupling

Rosie's new show has, of course, been inspired by the work of author and marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas. Look out for Rosie interviewing Katherine about her book, training courses and more soon. You can find out about her at the website below:

Conscious Uncoupling provides professional coaching to individuals and couples seeking to have an honorable and respectful breakup or divorce, with minimal harm to all involved. Learn more at www.consciousuncoupling.com. Conscious Uncoupling is a registered trademark of Katherine Woodward Thomas, LLC.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Rosie to host Diva Radio with Heather Peace

Rosie was included at number 68 on the Diva Power List in the October issue. She will also be presenting Diva Radio with Heather Peace on Resonance 104.4FM on Tuesdays at 6.30pm in November and December. Listen out!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Producer Wanted!

    My creative life is getting excitingly hectic. So, I want to start working with a producer, ideally looking ahead to 2017 and beyond to a longer term partnership. Maybe it's you... Or someone you know...?
    My new solo show The Conscious Uncoupling has been picking up lovely reviews and was programmed by Southbank Centre for their Festival of Love 2016. It follows Nineties Woman which was funded by Arts Council England, toured the UK to great reviews and is being made into a documentary.
    My book Is Monogamy Dead will be out with Accent Press next July and I hope to take The Conscious Uncoupling to Edinburgh next August and that the two things will cross-promote nicely. I also have plans for a sort of 'breakup monologues' where other artists will share their breakup stories with me.
    My spoken word chat show / podcast recording Queer'Say has received Arts Council England funding for a third successive year and visits Wilderness festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tate Modern and more. Resonance FM is our broadcast partner.
    I have also been commissioned by Science Gallery London / Wellcome Trust to deliver a new project called The Science of Snogging, in collaboration with Amie Taylor. We performed a test version at Latitude Festival last Friday.
    If you have experience taking shows on tour, dealing with venues, fundraising (especially via ACE and Wellcome) and generally getting artists like me up to the next level, I would love to hear from you.
    I have a funding bid currently in which would provide your first £1000.
    After that, we would work together to generate our income. The events all have a great track record at attracting funding. So the money will be there if we think creatively and work hard.
    If you're interested, please drop me a message via the contact page at www.rosiewilby.com and then come along to The Conscious Uncoupling at Camden People's Theatre from August 17 - 21.
    Interviews will be held the following week, during which we will discuss your ideas for development of the show and which venues you see it touring to.
    If you're in Edinburgh at that time, please drop me a line and come to Queer'Say at Rich Mix on Sept 9 and we will arrange a chat the w/b September 10. 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

New show The Conscious Uncoupling receives 5 star and 4 star reviews

Rosie's new solo show has been awarded 5 stars and hailed 'one of the highlights of Brighton Fringe' by Remote Goat website, described as 'tender and exquisite' in a 4 star review from Everything Theatre and 'hilarious to heart-wrenching' in another 4 star review by Female Arts. And in yet more 4 star reviews, it was described as 'charming and intimate... a very honest show'  by The Reviews Hub, 'not only funny, but rather moving too' by The Wee Review and 'poignant, personal and frequently hilarious' by Grumpy Gay Critic. The Croydon Citizen described the show as 'poignant, funny and universal' and Fringe Review gave it a Highly Recommended rating. Rosie also spoke about the show on BBC London, Three Weeks podcast and Soho Radio and in interviews with This Week London, The Skinny and Brixton Bugle. The Conscious Uncoupling was also shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show 2016.