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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
After a hugely successful first run Margate Bookie’s Writing Journey is back. The series of six writing workshops give young people not in education or training high quality tutoring from highly respected local writers. Running from Tuesday 2 November to Tuesday 9 December, 12-2pm via Zoom, the programme is curated by Sam Gayton, the children’s author who’s been looking after the young people’s programme at Margate Bookie for a number of years.
Lucy Edematie is a freelance writer and former editor of the Margate Mercury., Lucy is focuses on causes that seek to be inclusive, to unite, and to benefit society’s most vulnerable and marginalised. As part of Writing Journey, Lucy will be leading A Journalist’s Eye for a Story on May 18th, 12PM – 2PM You’ll […]
Connor Sansby is a poet, events producer, social artist and publisher, who founded Whiskey & Beards Publishing in 2014. Dedicated to supporting local writing talent, Connor is a big part of events and groups such as the Kentish Poetry Championship, the Bookie Slam, Tongue Punch and Thanet Poetry. As part of Writing Journey, Connor will […]
Chris MacDonald is an actor and writer based in Margate, having worked for the BBC, the RSC and Amazon Studios. He published his debut novel, Happy Ever After, in 2020 and the second, Family Friend has just been released! He is currently working on his third. As part of Writing Journey, Chris will be leading […]