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Margate Bookie is back!

2 June 2022 to 5 June 2022 Margate

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The Margate Bookie offers an impressive range of sessions, workshops and talks from an outstanding array of writers, authors and speakers. The line-up includes the famous Bookie Poetry Slam, children’s events debut novelists and established writers including Maggie Gee, Zoe Gilbert, Rosie Wilby, Jude Cook, Samantha Ellis and Costa Book of the Year 2021 winner Monique Roffey. 

Award winning author Daisy Buchanan talks about her latest novel, she says ‘Books have nourished me, comforted me and held me together, and I hope to share that passion, and spread the message that books really are for everyone. I think the Bookie is the perfect place to do this!’ 

Bringing a seaside flavour is Monique Roffey, and her novel The Mermaid of Black Conch. She says: “I'm really looking forward to coming to Margate. I’m passionate about the sea and the seaside and will definitely take a walk on the beach. I hope to share my mermaid story with the audience too. Please join us if you too are a sea loving creature.”

Also speaking will be Felicity Hayward about her debut book,’ Does My Butt Look Big In This? ‘a self-love and body positivity manifesto and Comedian Rosie Wilby stars in the Friday evening bonanza at Turner Contemporary.

Other names on the bill include Samantha Ellis, Emily Midorikawa, Elise Valmorbida, Zoe Gilbert, Sam Mills and local writers, Chloe Timms and Isle Write.  Also Bookie Director and founder Andreas Loizou launches his new book The Story is Everything

 Andreas says ‘We’re delighted to return with an exceptional line up of writers, authors and performers. Our team have been outstanding over the last year, we’ve had so much support from local people, and the publishing and arts industry has been working hard to maintain confidence in challenging times. It’s going to be fun!’ 

Further information:

Margate Bookie – The friendly lit fest by the sea