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.

New Publishers

New Publishers is a free programme designed to show a new generation of upcoming writers and artists what it takes to put together creative works in the exciting world of publishing. Sponsored...

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