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 we had at our June Bookie was no exception. Margate Bookie chats with her about The Happy Writing Book and her event with us.           […]

Seaside Stories with Zoe Gilbert

Zoe Gilbert

As we have a chill moment from our 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 folk tales and folklore, and that’s true of […]

Writing Journey with Sheryl Garratt

Sheryl Garratt - workshop lead at Writing Journey

For more than 30 years, Sheryl Garratt has earned her living as a writer. Starting off at the NME while still at school, she moved on and up quickly, becoming editor of The Face and then the Observer magazine. Having now left office politics altogether, she’s returned to freelancing, writing for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, […]

Writing Journey with Annie Sutton

Annie Sutton, workshop leader for Writing Journey

Annie Sutton is a Director, Theatre Maker and Practitioner. She gained a PGCE (distinction) in Film and Drama and is Lecoq trained. Annie has worked for over 25 years in the Creative Arts Industry. And she is still learning. As an international theatre practitioner/maker, she’s made and directed over thirty ensemble projects with young people […]

Writing Journey with Sam Gayton

Margate Bookie Writing Journey. Aged 18 - 25? Join us online for six inspiring and fun workshops led by local professionals and release your writing. Tuesdays, 12 - 2pm. 2 November - 7 December 2021. Online, via Zoom. For more information, email sam@margatebookie.com, or visit www.margatebookie.com/writing-journey-returns/

Sam Gayton, the mastermind behind this year’s Writing Journey gives us an insight as to what he’s hoping our young creatives will get out of these masterclasses and how it helps everyone involved.

Day and weekend passes: come to the Bookie and stay all day

The Margate Bookie returns this autumn and for the first time we’re offering day and weekend passes alongside our regular tickets. Pay and stay all day! On Saturday 29 September, £17.50 gets you access to: talks with Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy in the Topknot and Marriage Material) and novelists Roopa Farooki, Jess Kidd and Alice […]