The Margate Bookie returns this September

Photo of Amber Butchart, Dean Atta and the cover of Sathnam Sanghera's book The Boy with the Topknot

The Margate Bookie returns from 28-30 September with a host of star names and literary activities.

It’s our fifth festival and the Bookie will pack the town with inspiring writers and creative writing teachers.

Headliners include Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy With The Topknot), Amber Butchart (The Fashion Chronicles) and Radio 4 regular Dean Atta. Vanessa King (Action for Happiness) and Elise Valmorbida (Faber & Faber) will run the third session in their Happiness, Community and Creativity course. Vanguard Readings will introduce you to six hot debut novelists. Other confirmed names include Broadstairs’ Roopa Farooki, Jess Kidd, PJ Whiteley and Alice Fitzgerald.

There’s a Poetry Slam, our curated pop-up bookshop and workshops every day. And keep an eye out for our soon-to-be-announced children’s events.

Tickets will be on sale soon!

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