The Waste Land with Richard Skinner

We’re chatting with Faber Academy Director of Fiction and novelist Richard Skinner ahead of his event at the June Margate Bookie litfest. Keep reading for his sneak preview of his The Waste Land performance and the ideas behind it.               What’s The Waste Land all about? Oooh, good question. […]

The Bookie Slam with Connor Sansby

The Bookie Slam poster

One of the cornerstones of the Margate Bookie litfest, The Bookie Slam always manages to bring dynamism, extraordinary performances and the top names in spoken word poetry. We check in with emcee and Slam host Connor Sansby to tell us what to expect.                 What’s the Margate Bookie […]

The Open Arms – Submissions open

The Margate Bookie Zine Issue 3. The Open Arms. A sign of the times. Special menu. Guest ales. Great service. All welcome. Sponsored by Thanet District Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery and Catalyst.

‘Welcome to The Open Arms. What’ll it be?’

We’ve been simply blown away by the amazing creative pieces we’ve had for our ‘zines, Reset and The Great Indoors. Now it’s time to get the next round in.

So, we’ve thrown the doors wide open and are glad to announce the Margate Bookie’s third ‘zine, The Open Arms.

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.