June Bookie Day 2

What a day two we had. A superstar line-up and a fabulous audience to boot.

We loved the outstanding artistry from Broadstairs College at our exhibition, where they showcased their amazing art inspired by their favourite books.. The showcase was sponsored by KCC and Reconnect, and it’s always great to see local talent emerging from the community, and such a thrill for the students and parents to see in person.


Gracing our stage next was Costa Award winner Monique Roffey chatting with Catherine Smith about Mermaid of Black Conch, Monique’s fabulous novel. It was great hearing the journey through writing and the publication, as well as what winning the Costa Book of the Year Award meant to her. Monique was closely followed by local lass and renown author Daisy Buchanan, talking about her book, Careering, with Laura Tait. Yet again, a marvellous verbal tour of what it takes to create such a masterpiece of literary greatness.


14 Anthology Launch was exceptional. Witnessing a brilliant group of people from far and wide coming together to read their creative works was wonderful. Another publication from our friends at Vanguard, and we’re looking forward to seeing much more from them. 


What can we say about our evening events? FAB-U-LOUS! Rosie Wilby hit it off brilliantly with her comedic performance, chatting about The Breakup Monologues, her podcast and so much more, all to do with the ups and downs of heartbreak, and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Then Pete the Temp closed off the day with is spectacular interactive poetry performance, which had the audience up on their feet and cheering. 


Day two was spectacular. But there was more to come the following day.

All photo credits to the incredible Ben Bowles
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