What It’s Like Being a Swedish Author In The Pandemic

By now everyone is used to living with restrictions. Over here, in Sweden, where I live part of the year, (the other part in the U.K.) what I miss most is the opportunity to meet up with fellow authors and attend literary festivals, events and book fairs.

Reset – A Margate Bookie Zine – Issue 2

Here we go again…
As we in the UK re-enter lockdown and continue to face a difficult situation, Margate Bookie is trying our very best to support and stay connected with our community and the literary world.

The Blue Bench – historical novel in Margate

Paul Marriner is the author of The Blue Bench, a work of historical and literary fiction set in 1920. The Blue Bench is a multi-layered novel focusing on the lives of two men and two women in the summer of 1920, as the country seeks to recover from The Great War. What was your inspiration […]

Being a literary explorer with Ann Morgan

In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics…and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn’t easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where […]

Learn to produce online events with Margate Bookie

Margate Bookie invites young people from across Thanet to join them as young producers for a series of online literature events to launch early in 2021. Working with leaders in their fields, young people aged 18-30 will have the opportunity to create, develop, and produce events by young people, for young people and contribute overall […]

Five Black poets to check out

The UK Spoken Word scene is full of incredible talent and, over the years, the Kent spoken word community has been fortunate to welcome some incredible performers of colour. Bookie Slam host, Connor Sansby, keeps his eye out for truly fantastic performers and has put together a list of some of his favourite young poets […]