Margate Bookie

the friendly lit fest by the sea

A new year brings new seaside adventures and opportunities for our amazing creative communities.

Here at Margate Bookie, we’ve got loads lined up for you in 2023, so stay tuned here and on our social media for more exciting news from the friendly lit fest by the sea.


The Margate Bookie was set up Andreas Loizou in 2015, A registered charity and lit fest, we’ve grown from a single afternoon in a disused warehouse to a four day festival, creative writing course host, a global Zine project, and workshop facilitator.

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  We’ve come to an end of our 2023 programme, and it’s been an incredible journey. We’ve brought together some amazing creatives from across Thanet, who have joined us in...

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