Get your copy of the Bookie brochure

A programme detailing the events taking place as part of next month’s Margate Bookie literary festival is now available to download. As well as a handy timetable, it features interviews with some of the authors taking part in the festival and photos from past events. The brochure will be circulated with the next edition of […]

Day and weekend passes: come to the Bookie and stay all day

The Margate Bookie returns this autumn and for the first time we’re offering day and weekend passes alongside our regular tickets. Pay and stay all day! On Saturday 29 September, £17.50 gets you access to: talks with Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy in the Topknot and Marriage Material) and novelists Roopa Farooki, Jess Kidd and Alice […]

Local artists create shrines to authors during literary festival

Unique ‘shrines’ to a group of authors and their work will be created during next month’s Margate Bookie literary festival. On Saturday 29 September, local artist Elspeth (Billie) Penfold and the group Thread and Word will lead a creative walk around Margate. Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddon’s walking libraries and the book Home Altars of […]

Coming to the Margate Bookie for the first time?

If you haven’t been to the Margate Bookie before, or have booked tickets but aren’t sure what to expect, the answers to the questions we get asked most often might help: What happens at a literary festival? It’s a celebration of books, authors and words. Writers talk about their work and what inspires them, read […]