The Story is Everything Launch

The Story is Everything book cover

Join us for the Margate launch of Andreas Loizou’s THE STORY IS EVERYTHING. Andreas Loizou teaches business storytelling and writing skills at companies and universities around the world. His first book, The Devil’s Deal, was published by the Financial Times. It was Pearson’s Business Book of the Month, made the Top Twenty in WH Smith’s Business […]

Faber & Vanguard

Vanguard Readings is delighted to be invited once again to run an event at the Margate Bookie. We have held events for the Bookie every year and we are honoured to take part! This year, we are proud to present some of the latest cohort of Faber Academy debut novelists. Readers are on alphabetically, reading for around 10 minutes each. Readings start at 3:30pm. Free entry, all welcome. Hosted by Adrian Cross, the readers are: Giles Fraser, Laura Price, Rosalind Russell, Hannah Tovey and Susannah Wise. Adrian lives in London and loves Margate. He works in an advisory role with children in care and writes for the Times Educational Supplement and does live music reviews for Gigwise. He was a runner up in The Guardian’s Travel Writing Competition and his fiction has appeared in Dreamcatcher and Unthology 7. A philosophy grad, he’s also completed the MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. He co-edited the #1 Vanguard Readings Short Story Anthology and is currently working on two novels; an urban comic thriller and a slice of fen noir. He’s a regular compere at the Margate Bookie and enjoys a tipple. Vanguard Readings, founded in 2011, is a platform for new writers & established authors to perform their work. Vanguard Editions, founded in 2014, is a specialist press with a commitment to diversity in writing and a strong visual identity.

Vanguard Readings is delighted to be invited once again to run an event at the Margate Bookie. We have held events for the Bookie every year and we are honoured to take part! This year, we are proud to present some of the latest cohort of Faber Academy debut novelists.  Readers are on alphabetically, reading for […]

Seaside Stories

Zoe Gilbert

People have always projected deep fears and fantastical desires onto the sea, and expressed this in their lore and stories. Zoe Gilbert will take you on a literary journey, looking at some salty folklore alongside contemporary writing, and talk about how the sea can hold our losses and hopes, anxieties and longings, before writing a […]

Life as a Debut Author

Front cover for Chloe Timm's book, The Seawomen, a blue background with an island appearing like a mermaid.

Debut novelist Chloe Timms discusses her atmospheric new novel The Seawomen. She talks about what inspired her and the journey to publication, sharing her passion and writing advice. Chloe is in conversation with actor and fellow writer Susannah Wise, author of This Fragile Earth and Okay Then That’s Great.   Location: Turner ContemporaryDate: Thursday 2 June 2022 Time: 12:30pm […]

IsleWrite Anthology Launch

Copies of IsleWrite's new book, Twenty Thirty.

Join IsleWrite to celebrate the launch of their new anthology. This group of creative writers have been going in some form or another for twenty years, but their power to push boundaries and impress never gets old. Based on the glorious Isle of Thanet – history-redolent and more than slightly special – IsleWrite is a group supporting […]