Catching up with Film Fest judge Sylvie Bolioli

We’re super excited to be running the Bookie Film Fest, a two week online event that features some of the best films from up and coming writers, producers, and directors. We thought it was worth checking in with some of the judges, as our line up of Dan Dalton, Dale Shaw, Kate Williamson (Margate Film Festival), Sylvie […]

Peripheral Treasure Hunting

By Simon Cole, Half Day Holidays The main action at a literary festival takes place in packed rooms where authors talk about their work, sharing their travails on the long and winding road to publication. But there is always a lot of other activity going on and sometimes it’s on the periphery where you find […]

5 things I learnt at my first poetry slam

‘The Bookie Slam’ – my first poetry slam – Faversham Literary Festival, 21 February 2020 First published by Liv at Liv Between The Lines. Confession time: I’m a 25-year-old bookworm and poetry reader… and until a couple weeks ago, I had never been to a poetry slam. I’ve been to bookshop readings with well-known poets. […]

Books to bunker down with

We live in troubled times. But we always have words. Literature connects us, books soothe us, writing is a way to build relationships. We asked our team what books they will be bunkering down with over the next few weeks. The books that make them feel good. The ones that help them through troubled times. […]