Writing Journey with Sheryl Garratt

Sheryl Garratt - workshop lead at Writing Journey

For more than 30 years, Sheryl Garratt has earned her living as a writer. Starting off at the NME while still at school, she moved on and up quickly, becoming editor of The Face and then the Observer magazine. Having now left office politics altogether, she’s returned to freelancing, writing for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, […]

Writing Journey with Francesca Baker

Francesca Baker, workshop lead at Writing Journey

An eclectic writer, avid reader and passionate word lover, Francesca Baker ’s been a key part of Margate Bookie since 2017. She’s never happier than when she’s in a library or clutching a notebook. As Virginia Woolf said ‘my head is a hive of words that won’t settle.’ So, Francesca puts them to use, exploring […]

Writing Journey with Rosie Wilby

Rosie Wilby, workshop lead at Writing Journey

Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian who’s appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Loose Ends, and at major festivals including Latitude and Glastonbury. Rosie’s first book Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted for the Diva Literary Awards 2017 and longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2018. It was inspired […]

Writing Journey with Annie Sutton

Annie Sutton, workshop leader for Writing Journey

Annie Sutton is a Director, Theatre Maker and Practitioner. She gained a PGCE (distinction) in Film and Drama and is Lecoq trained. Annie has worked for over 25 years in the Creative Arts Industry. And she is still learning. As an international theatre practitioner/maker, she’s made and directed over thirty ensemble projects with young people […]

Writing Journey with Chloe Timms

Chloe Timms, author, presenter, and workshop runner for our Writing Journey series. https://margatebookie.com/writing-journey-returns/ https://linktr.ee/chloetimms

Chloe Timms, whose debut novel The Seawomen is being published in June 2022, ran the first of our Writing Journey workshops. We caught up to find out what our young creatives got from the session.

Writing Journey with Sam Gayton

Margate Bookie Writing Journey. Aged 18 - 25? Join us online for six inspiring and fun workshops led by local professionals and release your writing. Tuesdays, 12 - 2pm. 2 November - 7 December 2021. Online, via Zoom. For more information, email sam@margatebookie.com, or visit www.margatebookie.com/writing-journey-returns/

Sam Gayton, the mastermind behind this year’s Writing Journey gives us an insight as to what he’s hoping our young creatives will get out of these masterclasses and how it helps everyone involved.

The Open Arms – Submissions open

The Margate Bookie Zine Issue 3. The Open Arms. A sign of the times. Special menu. Guest ales. Great service. All welcome. Sponsored by Thanet District Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery and Catalyst.

‘Welcome to The Open Arms. What’ll it be?’

We’ve been simply blown away by the amazing creative pieces we’ve had for our ‘zines, Reset and The Great Indoors. Now it’s time to get the next round in.

So, we’ve thrown the doors wide open and are glad to announce the Margate Bookie’s third ‘zine, The Open Arms.