Queering The Coast

This Saturday we bring you Queering the Coast – an LGBTQIA+ and their allies ‘live lit’ event at Margate’s brilliant hidden venue Beet Bar.

With National Poetry Day’s voice for Kent Alice Gretton headlining an open mic and a workshop by fabulous Margate-based spoken word poet Ellie Ward, we’re looking forward to a day of writing and hearing LGBTQIA voices.

With the emergence of Margate Queer Writers earlier this year, it’s clear there’s a vibrant and exciting queer writing community connected with Thanet and we’re excited to put the spotlight on some of that talent.

Kicking things off at 1pm on Saturday 5 October, Ellie Ward has created a bespoke workshop for us that explores what it means to be a queer writer on this stretch of the Kent coast and how we can use that experience in our art. The hour-long workshop will be a chance to develop your work as a writer and a performer.

Headlining the open mic we have Kent’s voice for poetry on National Poetry Day, Alice Gretton! Alice’s work explores mental health, love, loss, distance, and what it means to be a queer woman in the modern age. The open mic starts at 2.15pm with slots available on the day so turn up promptly and put your name down.

This is an honest, open, and welcoming space where we’re keen to hear your voices and get your thoughts on how we can develop Margate Bookie to ensure there’s something for everyone.

Book your FREE tickets now so we know you’re coming.

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