An eclectic writer, avid reader and passionate word lover, Francesca Baker ’s been a key part of Margate Bookie since 2017. She’s never happier than when she’s in a library or clutching a notebook. As Virginia Woolf said ‘my head is a hive of words that won’t settle.’ So, Francesca puts them to use, exploring […]
World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October is an opportunity to put even more of a focus on everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, including our own. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, who you are or what you do, mental health support is something we all need the world over.
We chat with Alex Vellis about how writing helps as a coping mechanism and a way of managing his mental health issues, as well as how to use writing as a way to de-stress.
We’ve added another new session to our Spring Bookie programme. Happiness for Creative writing is a unique workshop to help you write and feel well. Author and creative writing teacher, Elise Valmorbida and Vanessa King, author and psychologist, will explore how to apply the science of happiness to the art and practice of creative writing. Building on […]