Does My Butt Look Big In This?

Does My Butt Look Big In This?, publishing 8th June, is Felicity Hayward’s debut book–a self-love and body positivity manifesto. Felicity is a social media star, one the UK’s most prominent curve models and a leading voice for change in the fashion industry.  In her session with Margate Bookie, Felicity will be chatting with Ruby Stevenson […]

The Red Children

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Join Maggie Gee as she reads from her new book, The Red Children and talks about her life as a writer and how it has changed. She’ll also be answering questions, asking why people write and paint, and whether those things can be taught. And why the coast of Thanet so full of artists, from […]

14 Anthology Launch

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The sophomore edition of Series Two of 14 magazine is now available and features new work from two of Ireland’s greatest living poets, Dermot Bolger and Bernard O’Donoghue. In addition, the magazine includes a feature called platform 14, which is a showcase for under-represented voices from projects supported by community groups and charities across the […]

The Waste Land

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Waste Land’, the Margate Bookie, in conjunction with Vanguard Readings, is proud to present a live reading of the whole poem by award-winning Faber & Faber poets David Harsent, Richard Scott & Hannah Sullivan. Join us for this unique event.   Location: Turner Contemporary Date: Sunday 5 June 2022 Time: 3:30pm Price: £6   […]

Fiction & Fragments

In our penultimate event, join novelists Jude Cook (Jacob’s Advice, 2020) and Sam Mills (The Fragments Of My Father, 2020) as they discuss their recent books, approaches to fiction and non-fiction, the writing life, and their paths to publication.   Location: Turner Contemporary Date: Sunday 5 June 2022 Time: 2pm Price: £6    

Uncovering Past Lives

Join us as Emily Midorikawa and Samantha Ellis chat about their approaches to writing and about overlooked, ignored, undervalued or widely misunderstood women writers. Join them for a lively discussion about their books on the Brontës, Victorian spirit mediums, literary heroines and women writer friends.   Location: Turner Contemporary Date: Sunday 5 June 2022 Time: 12:30pm […]

Outsiders Welcome

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Creative Writing Workshop   Many situations which in everyday life may be seen as disadvantageous — being different, being alone, being in-between — can be surprisingly advantageous. As a writer, difference is a source of strength. In this unique creative writing workshop, we’ll explore and cherish outsiderness. We’ll ponder, wonder, write and share. All levels […]

Know Your Own Power

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Dr. Radha Modgil’s self-help book, Know Your Own Power will help you tap into and unlock the power to enable you to get through the crisis that hits, to step up to understanding the challenge facing you and then to move forward into changing things for the better. It will help you to understand yourself more, […]

Homer to Hip-Hop

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. ‘a fantastic piece of work’ (Michael Rosen) ‘A charming wild […]

The Breakup Monologues

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In 2011, comedian and podcaster Rosie Wilby was dumped by email… though she did feel a little better about it after correcting her ex’s spelling and punctuation. Obsessing about breakups ever since, she embarked on a quest to investigate, understand and conquer the psychology of heartbreak. The Breakup Monologues is a love letter to her […]