Vanguard Readings with Adrian Cross

Vanguard Readings is delighted to be invited once again to run an event at the Margate Bookie. We have held events for the Bookie every year and we are honoured to take part! This year, we are proud to present some of the latest cohort of Faber Academy debut novelists. Readers are on alphabetically, reading for around 10 minutes each. Readings start at 3:30pm. Free entry, all welcome. Hosted by Adrian Cross, the readers are: Giles Fraser, Laura Price, Rosalind Russell, Hannah Tovey and Susannah Wise. Adrian lives in London and loves Margate. He works in an advisory role with children in care and writes for the Times Educational Supplement and does live music reviews for Gigwise. He was a runner up in The Guardian’s Travel Writing Competition and his fiction has appeared in Dreamcatcher and Unthology 7. A philosophy grad, he’s also completed the MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. He co-edited the #1 Vanguard Readings Short Story Anthology and is currently working on two novels; an urban comic thriller and a slice of fen noir. He’s a regular compere at the Margate Bookie and enjoys a tipple. Vanguard Readings, founded in 2011, is a platform for new writers & established authors to perform their work. Vanguard Editions, founded in 2014, is a specialist press with a commitment to diversity in writing and a strong visual identity.

It wouldn’t be Bookie without Vanguard. We’re so glad that year on year, they return to bring their incredible readings to our lit fest. We catch up with Adrian Cross, Bookie trustee and Vanguard host, to chat about what’s to come at this years’ Vanguard Readings.             What’s Vanguard Readings […]

Outsiders Welcome with Elise Valmorbida

Elise Valmorbida

We love having Elise Valmorbida at our lit fests, as she always brings something new and dynamic to the festival. The Outsiders Welcome creative writing workshop is no exception. Margate Bookie chat with her about The Happy Writing Book and her upcoming event with us. Grab your tickets quickly, it’s sure to be a sell-out. […]

The Breakup Monologues with Rosie Wilby

The Breakup Monologues front cover

Taking us into our Friday evening at June Bookie will be comedian and author Rosie Wilby. Here she shares more about her latest book The Breakup Monologues. Grab your tickets here.                 What’s The Breakup Monologues all about? The Breakup Monologues is my second book and follows many […]

The Story is Everything launch with Andreas Loizou

The Story is Everything book cover

We’re looking forward to the launch of Margate Bookie founder and CEO’s new book, The Story is Everything on 2 June. Read on for our chat with Andreas Loizou about his book writing journey and what we can look forward to at his event.             What’s The Story is Everything […]

Life as a Debut Author with Chloe Timms

Front cover for Chloe Timm's book, The Seawomen, a blue background with an island appearing like a mermaid.

We’ve loved having Chloe Timms appearing at our events for years, and have thoroughly enjoyed watching her develop and grow as a writer and speaker. Now, we’re so proud to see her take centre stage in her own event at Margate Bookie. We catch up for a chat with Chloe on the run-up to her […]

The Open Arms Zine Live Launch with Justin Brown

From local ‘zine aspirations to wide-spread international successes, the Margate Bookie Zine has exploded onto the literary map, We speak with Lead Editor Justin Brown about the amazing journey the Bookie Zine has taken and what he’s got in store for us at the Live Launch.   What’s The Open Arms all about? The Open […]

Uncovering Past Lives with Emily Midorikawa

Long time Margate Bookie presenter and pal, Emily Midorikawa chats with Margate Bookie about her upcoming talk with Samantha Ellis about their written work and some of history’s greatest and overlooked women writers. We catch up with Emily to discuss this and what’s to come in her event.               […]

Seaside Stories with Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert

As we speed towards the Margate Bookie June litfest, we catch up with Zoe Gilbert to chat about her Seaside Stories event.                 What’s Seaside Stories all about? It’s about finding inspiration for new stories in old ones –specifically saltwater folk tales. Everyone finds their own meanings in […]

Fiction and Fragments with Jude Cook

Pull up a chair and see what Jude Cook has in store for us at his Fiction & Fragments event at The Margate Bookie litfest. Read on to find out what’s in store for us and where the ideas for his event come from. Grab your tickets here for June 5!         […]

Careering with Daisy Buchanan

Careering front cover

In the run-up to our live litfest in June, Margate Bookie has been chatting to Daisy Buchanan about her amazing new novel and her event at the June Bookie. Check out our Events Page for your tickets.             What’s Careering all about? Careering is a comedy about what happens when […]