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 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.               […]

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. […]

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 […]

14 Anthology Launch with Richard Skinner

14 Anthology front cover

We’re checking in with Richard Skinner ahead of his 14 Anthology Launch at the June Margate Bookie to find out who’s taking part at this amazing reading event.               What’s the 14 Anthology all about? 14 magazine is an annual poetry magazine devoted to poems of fourteen lines only […]

Down from London: Seaside Reading in the Railway Age

The front cover of Carolyn Oulton's new book, 'Down from London; Seaside Reading in the Railway Age.

When we think about beach reading, we often imagine someone on holiday, looking for a book to help them ‘get away from it all.’ The seaside holiday really took off in the Victorian period, but books could still be pretty expensive. We have a fairly good idea of what makes a beach read bestseller, but […]