New Publishers with Chris Plato

Who I amI was born in South London, but let’s try not to hold that against me. After living in a variety of countries, I settled in Margate where the locals call me a ‘DFL’ – Down From London. (When I first heard the term, I thought it was the name of the local bus […]

‘A Different Lens’ reaches Digital Storytelling award longlist.

Celebrating digital and tech innovation in arts and culture. Digital storytelling awards

Thread and Word’s project ‘A Different Lens’ has been selected for the second round of the Digital Culture Awards in their Digital Storytelling category. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who’s contributed to Thread and Word over the last couple of years. Throughout lockdown, opening up and locking down again, Thread and Word artists have […]

A global Reset

A Global Reset – How a covid-inspired ‘zine linked Margate and Malaysia.

The Margate Bookie’s ‘zines have spread around the world since Justin Brown launched The Great Indoors (2020) and Reset (2021) in the last couple of years. They have featured some great creative writing and artistry by some amazingly talented people.

A Dance in the Moon Garden

Chatting to us about the release of her first children’s book, Susie Darnton tells us about her writing journey and about how coming to Margate Bookie’s live lit fest in 2019 inspired her work.

Local artists create shrines to authors during literary festival

Unique ‘shrines’ to a group of authors and their work will be created during next month’s Margate Bookie literary festival. On Saturday 29 September, local artist Elspeth (Billie) Penfold and the group Thread and Word will lead a creative walk around Margate. Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddon’s walking libraries and the book Home Altars of […]