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November 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come listen to an eclectic and engaging set of local writers read from their latest works.

The Isle of Thanet is home to some very talented people. Come listen to stories from our local writers, and see the talent on your doorstep.

Dan Dalton is a writer and journalist. Born and raised in Huddersfield, he now lives in Margate. Johnny Ruin is his first book. Johnny Ruin is about a heartbroken and depressed writer, who, after a suicide attempt, embarks on a road trip through his own mind with Jon Bon Jovi as his spirit guide.

Maggie Harris is a poet, prose writer, and visual artist. Originally from Guyana, South America, she recently re-located to Kent after 10 years in Wales. She attended Kent University as a mature student, achieving a BA and MA, and started her career performing, running workshops and teaching creative writing. She has worked for Kent Arts & Libraries, represented Kent in Europe and was International Teaching Fellow at Southampton University. In Margate by Lunchtime is a bird’s eye view of the Isle of Thanet brought together in a short story collection. With a nod to Vikings, Romans, ghosts, mermaids, lost boys, sailing ships and dance mums, this book contains a wealth of history woven with fiction.

Chloe Timms is a writer from St Nicholas at Wade who is in the process of editing her debut novel, The Seawomen. Chloe completed a scholarship with the Faber Academy in 2018 and an early version of her novel was a runner up in Stylist Magazine’s novel prize. Chloe Timms will be reading an extract from her debut novel The Seawomen which is a story of a young woman’s fight for freedom and a love on a remote and mythical island, where superstition and fear rule.

Dale Shaw is a television and radio writer, journalist, screenwriter, performer, podcast producer and musician. Dale’s first book, Letters Of Not, was published by The Friday Project in 2014, followed by F*** This Journal (Headline) in 2016 and Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem (Boxtree) in 2017. His sketch show, What The Future was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He has written for The Now Show, The News Quiz, Russell Howard’s Good News, The Impressions Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound, One, School of Comedy, as well as pieces for McSweeney’s, The Toast, The Guardian, Index, Huffington Post, BBC Online, Washington City Paper and many more.

French chanteuse Marianne Dissard is a singer songwriter, musician, and now an author. She has spent many years writing and performing around the world, and has now come to settle in Ramsgate. Her book Not Me is gripping literary read about recovery.

Go on, treat yourself to one of our super ticket offers.

Inspiration Special

A ticket for the Bookie Slam, Vanguard Readings and Happiness, Creativity and Writing – a tenner to you!

Saturday Ticket

A Sense of Place, Vanguard Readings, Postcards from the Past Podcast, a Love of Two Halves AND Louis de Bernieres . You’ve got the lot for twenty notes!

Sunday Ticket

Alison Weir, Elise Valmorbida and Vanessa King, Mark Billingham, Self Made Hero and a wee dram at One for the Road. Twenty four quid!


November 22, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG
Margate, CT9 1HG GB
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