Does My Butt Look Big In This?

Does My Butt Look Big In This?, publishing 8th June, is Felicity Hayward’s debut book–a self-love and body positivity manifesto. Felicity is a social media star, one the UK’s most prominent curve models and a leading voice for change in the fashion industry.  In her session with Margate Bookie, Felicity will be chatting with Ruby Stevenson […]

The Waste Land

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Waste Land’, the Margate Bookie, in conjunction with Vanguard Readings, is proud to present a live reading of the whole poem by award-winning Faber & Faber poets David Harsent, Richard Scott & Hannah Sullivan. Join us for this unique event.   Location: Turner Contemporary Date: Sunday 5 June 2022 Time: 3:30pm Price: £6   […]

The Bookie Slam

The Bookie Slam poster

The Margate Bookie Poetry Slam returns with Sam Tate and Ciarán Barata-Hynes fighting it out for the Kent Poetry Belt, alongside eight local performers and amazing headliner, The Repeat Beat Poet. A London-based poet, broadcaster, journalist and emcee. The Repeat Beat Poet is a co-host of the British Podcast Award-nominated Lunar Poetry Podcast, and the creator of […]

The Open Arms Zine Live Launch

The front cover of the Margate Bookie zine The Open Arms

I ‘Welcome to The Open Arms! What’ll it be?’    Continuing from the great success of the Margate Bookie’s lit ‘zines, The Great Indoors and Reset, The Open Arms welcomes you to our first in-person Live Launch, an evening of celebration, amazing writers, and, most importantly of all, the release of our incredible ‘zine. Our Live Launch features […]

Homer to Hip-Hop

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. ‘a fantastic piece of work’ (Michael Rosen) ‘A charming wild […]

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues front cover

In 2011, comedian and podcaster Rosie Wilby was dumped by email… though she did feel a little better about it after correcting her ex’s spelling and punctuation. Obsessing about breakups ever since, she embarked on a quest to investigate, understand and conquer the psychology of heartbreak. The Breakup Monologues is a love letter to her […]