Some thoughts on Black History Month by Maggie Harris

Black History Month now offers several events and activities across the country, but in the early 2000’s when I was a Reader Development Worker for Kent Arts and Libraries, the concept was only in its infancy. I remember planning an event in a local library only to be questioned by someone in authority on the […]

Crime chatter with William Shaw

Ahead of his Bookie Fireside Chat (virtual!) with fellow crime writer Sophia Tobin on Thursday 5 November, William Shaw, a Bookie favourite, had a conversation with us about writing, stories, and crime. William Shaw‘s The Birdwatcher, set in Kent and Northern Ireland, was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Salt […]

Take part and watch it grow – the Interactive Map of Margate!

Join a celebratory #DistanceDrift led by the artist, Sonia Overall on Sunday 13 September at 10 a.m. Sonia is a writer, psychogeographer, founder of the Women Who Walk network and a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Sonia’s project DistanceDrift for Margate is a remote, synchronised walk responding to the sites and texts of […]

A chat with Kent poet Setareh Ebrahimi

The Kent poetry scene is awash with brilliant writers and performers – and Setareh Ebrahimi. She is the author of two books – In My Arms published by Bad Betty Press, and Galloping Horses which is published this year by Medway based press Wordsmithery. Tell us about yourself – how did you start and how […]