Margate Bookie

17 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017

The Margate Bookie returns this August with a line-up of established authors, rising literary stars and breakout local talent.

From Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 August, more than 25 author readings, interactive sessions, workshops and talks will take place at venues in Margate, including the iconic Turner Contemporary, Sands Hotel and Bernie’s Chocolate Bar. Many of the events will be free-of-charge.

The brilliantly varied line up will be announced in the weeks leading up to the Bookie, but featured authors include: leading music writer and critic, Barney Hoskyns; the UK’s top-selling female historian, Alison Weir, and Margate’s own Daisy Buchanan.
Other local writers taking part over the packed four days include Andrea Bennett, Nigel West, Dosh Archer and Sam Gayton.

Our authors have written about everything from food to romance, history to happiness, rock ‘n’ roll to open water swimming, so there’s something for everyone. Our popular children’s storytelling sessions will also return for a second year.

The Margate Bookie has a new website at which hosts the programme, author biographies and an online ticketing system. You can follow the Bookie on Twitter and Facebook too.