Margate Bookie

05 May 2018 - 07 May 2018

The Margate Bookie hosts a Bank Holiday Special of literary events.

The Margate Bookie literary festival returns with a line-up of established authors, rising stars and breakout local talent around various Margate venues, many events at Turner Contemporary. 

Featuring – Best-selling authors including Louis de Bernieres (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) and Jake Arnott (He Kills Coppers)

Plus – one of the UK’s foremost poets, Salena Godden, returns to Margate for a special live performance.

Events include: poetry slam, poetry workshops, children’s events, readings, the Margate bookshop and more.

For the full programme and tickets, see

Tickets are free/low cost. 

Full Programme 


  • Coaches welcome
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities
  • Guided tours
  • Audio tours