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ABOUT US

The Margate Bookie is a charity that inspires a love of reading and writing through literary festivals and creative courses. Describing ourselves as ‘the friendly lit fest’ by the sea, we are working to make Margate a bookish town, where words are enjoyed by all.

MEET OUR AUTHORS

The Margate Bookie is a charity that inspires a love of reading and writing through literary festivals and creative courses. Describing ourselves as ‘the friendly lit fest’ by the sea, we are working to make Margate as a bookish town, where words are enjoyed by all.

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NEWS

Peripheral Treasure Hunting

By Simon Cole, Half Day Holidays The main action at a literary festival takes place in packed rooms where authors...
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Write On! Extra: Sharing stories of experience, strength and hope by and for real people in this time of crisis

During this Covid-19 crisis, it has never been more important to have a safe space to share stories. Write On!...
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5 things I learnt at my first poetry slam

‘The Bookie Slam’ – my first poetry slam – Faversham Literary Festival, 21 February 2020 First published by Liv at...
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Books to bunker down with

We live in troubled times. But we always have words. Literature connects us, books soothe us, writing is a way...
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Volunteering at the Margate Bookie

Although I missed out on the inception year of the Margate Bookie, I have been an active volunteer of the...
Read More

Peripheral Treasure Hunting

By Simon Cole, Half Day Holidays The main action at a literary festival takes place in packed rooms where authors...
Read More
Peripheral Treasure Hunting

Write On! Extra: Sharing stories of experience, strength and hope by and for real people in this time of crisis

During this Covid-19 crisis, it has never been more important to have a safe space to share stories. Write On!...
Read More
Write On! Extra: Sharing stories of experience, strength and hope by and for real people in this time of crisis

5 things I learnt at my first poetry slam

‘The Bookie Slam’ – my first poetry slam – Faversham Literary Festival, 21 February 2020 First published by Liv at...
Read More
5 things I learnt at my first poetry slam

Books to bunker down with

We live in troubled times. But we always have words. Literature connects us, books soothe us, writing is a way...
Read More
Books to bunker down with

Volunteering at the Margate Bookie

Although I missed out on the inception year of the Margate Bookie, I have been an active volunteer of the...
Read More
Volunteering at the Margate Bookie