Seaside Stories with Zoe Gilbert
As we have a chill moment from our Margate Bookie June litfest, we catch up with Zoe Gilbert to chat about her Seaside Stories event. What’s Seaside Stories all about? It’s about finding inspiration for new stories in old ones –specifically saltwater folk tales. Everyone finds their own meanings in folk tales and folklore, and that’s true of […]
Fiction and Fragments with Jude Cook
Pull up a chair and find out what happened at Jude Cook and Sam Mills‘ Fiction & Fragments event at the June Bookie. Read on to find out what they got up to where the ideas for their event came from. What’s Fiction and Fragments all about? Fiction and Fragments takes its title from Sam‘s 2020 […]
Careering with Daisy Buchanan
In the wake of our fabulous June lit fest, Margate Bookie has been chatting to Daisy Buchanan about her amazing new novel and her amazing event. What’s Careering all about? Careering is a comedy about what happens when you do a job you love, but you’re starting to realise it’s never going to love you back. Imogen, the eternal […]
14 Anthology Launch with Richard Skinner
We’re checking in with Richard Skinner after his brilliant 14 Anthology Launch at the June Margate Bookie to find out who took part and what happened at this amazing reading event. What’s the 14 Anthology all about? 14 magazine is an annual poetry magazine devoted to poems of fourteen lines only and is published by […]
IsleWrite Launch with Jill Anabona Smith
IsleWrite opened the Margate Bookie this June. We chat with Jill Anabona Smith to learn what IsleWrite is all about and went on at their festival-starting extravaganza. What’s IsleWrite all about? Storytelling! Everyone has a tale (or several) to tell and writing’s a solitary business. When you read your […]
The A-Z of business storytelling
We’re looking forward to the release of Andreas Loizou’s new book, The Story is Everything. An in-depth guide to mastering creative communication for business, it’s sure to be a must-read for all. On the run-up to his big day, we’ve been sharing Andreas’ A – Z of Business Storytelling on social media. For those of […]
The Story is Everything
At Margate Bookie, we love telling you about new books that share our love of literature and storytelling. It’s also great when a member of Team Bookie brings a new publication out. And this month, we’re cheering on the release of our Founder and friend, Andreas Loizou.
Bookie’s books for World Book Day
We’ve all got a favourite childhood story we loved growing up. And for those of us that never grew up, they’re still that go-to story on those special occasions of memories and nostalgia.
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of World Book Day, Margate Bookie asked its incredible team what their cherished children’s books are and why.
The pages of history are always full of gaps and errors – and often it’s women who are omitted from the world’s memory. Some of history’s most powerful, exciting and fascinating female figures were once decorated and celebrated people in their time, but their adventures seem to have been either hidden or lost. Look through […]
Mother of Floods – Madeleine White
Since its publication in 2020, Madeleine White’s Mother of Floods continues to challenge the literary world and its ideas of women’s struggles from all walks of life. From the portrayal of women from carefully selected points of view to the publication of limited windows on the lives of women’s struggles in the world, Madeleine’s book […]