Welcome to Reset!

Reset Zine front cover. Get your paperback copy of the Reset 'zine here.

The second Margate Bookie ‘zine is a chance to relax, reset, and hear experiences about what has happened over the last year and what is to come. Writers and artists from across the world have contributed fiction, memoir, poetry and more, to show us their worlds and thoughts from the strange times we’ve shared to the hopes for a ‘new normal’ future.

Using social media for creativity

Connor Sansby, Whisky and Beards Editor-In-Chief and Bookie poet aficionado, had a chat with us about social media’s place in the creative process. Here are his top tips.

Quality over quantity

One of the most commonly searched terms when it comes to writing is ‘how long is a novel?’ It seems we’re all worried about making something the right length, but quality always trumps quantity. Your work comes down to much more than word count or how many multisyllabic words you can fit in.

Reset – A Margate Bookie Zine – Issue 2

Here we go again…
As we in the UK re-enter lockdown and continue to face a difficult situation, Margate Bookie is trying our very best to support and stay connected with our community and the literary world.

A chat with Kent poet Setareh Ebrahimi

The Kent poetry scene is awash with brilliant writers and performers – and Setareh Ebrahimi. She is the author of two books – In My Arms published by Bad Betty Press, and Galloping Horses which is published this year by Medway based press Wordsmithery. Tell us about yourself – how did you start and how […]

A chat with winner of the Bookie Slam 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A chat with Jocelyn Mosman, winner of the Bookie Slam 2020 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Long term lovers of the Margate Bookie know that the Bookie Slam is one of our annual highlights. In fact, more than annual, we have toured it around other Kent festivals, and it has always gone down a treat. This year poetry […]

The Great Indoors ‘zine

Let us welcome you all into The Great Indoors. While staying indoors can be challenging for most of us, we realise that sometimes there are things that we can do from the confines of our homes, while we are staying safe and saving lives. Creativity and expression is key. In this zine, curated by Justin […]

Writing workshops at the Margate Bookie

Whether you’re keen to start writing or write more often, want to give poetry a try, or are just looking for creative inspiration, the Margate Bookie has a brilliant programme of workshops: Build a world The weekend kicks off with a free workshop organised by the Canterbury Christchurch University’s Creative Writing Society. We’re inviting writers […]

Connor Sansby on poetry

When we asked followers of our Facebook page to tell us, using a gif, what they thought of the poetry lessons they had at school, a handful of smiling cats and excitable cartoon characters quickly got lost amongst the ‘meh!’ memes, shrugging shoulders and facepalm gifs. How much of an impact does what we learn […]