The Margate Bookie - September 2018

The friendly literary festival by the sea

Friday September 28th – Sunday September 30th 2018
Locations in Margate

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  Margate Bookie - September special offers

Saturday Day Pass (offer ends 31 August)
Access to all Saturday sessions (excludes children's events)
Sunday Day Pass (offer ends 31 August)
Access to all Sunday sessions (excludes children's events)
Weekend Pass (offer ends 31 August)
Access to the Bookie Slam (Friday night) and all Saturday and Sunday sessions (excludes children's events)

  Margate Bookie - Friday 28 September

Building a World - CCCU Creative Writing Society
6:30pm to 7:30pm at Quarterdeck Brewhouse
The Bookie Slam
7:30pm to 10:00pm at Quarterdeck Brewhouse

  Margate Bookie - Saturday 29 September 2018

Finding Your Voice Poetry Workshop - Dean Atta
11:30am to 12:30pm at Turner Contemporary
My Family and Other Secrets - Roopa, Jess & Alice
1pm to 2pm at Turner Contemporary
Tamara Rattigan’s Storytelling and Slime
3pm to 4pm at Margate Library
Vanguard Readings
2:30pm to 3:30pm at Turner Contemporary
The Boy with the Topknot - Sathnam Sanghera
4pm to 5pm at Turner Contemporary
Creative Writing workshop - Irenosen Okojie
5:30 to 6:30pm at Beet Bar
Readers are Writers: Novel Mentoring Scheme
Sold Out
6:30pm to 7:00pm at Beet Bar
Murder in the Dark - Vicky Newham and friends
7:30pm to 9pm at Sands Hotel

  Margate Bookie - Sunday 30 September 2018

Dosh Archer's Urgency Emergency!
10:30 to 11:15 at Turner Contemporary
Readers Are Writers: Editing Workshop - John Tague
11:30am to 12:30pm at Turner Contemporary
Happiness, Community & Creativity- Elise & Vanessa
1:00pm to 2:15pm at Turner Contemporary
Transitions - Owen Lowery
2:30pm to 3:30pm at Turner Contemporary
The Fashion Chronicles - Amber Butchart
4:00pm to 5:00pm at Turner Contemporary
Bee’s Book(ie)share with Elise Valmorbida
5:30pm to 6:30pm at Beet Bar

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The Bookie returns to Margate this September.

Join us for readings, workshops and interactive sessions at Turner Contemporary and venues in the Old Town.  

The line up features established authors, rising literary stars and breakout local talent. Our popular children's storytelling sessions return once again. 

Our events are low cost (and in some cases, free) so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Starts: Friday, September 28th 2018 at 1:00pm
Ends: Sunday, September 30th 2018 at 6:30pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: September 30th 2018


Locations in Margate
United Kingdom

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Turner Contemporary



Kent, CT9 1HG

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Margate Library

Thanet Gateway Plus

Cecil Street


Kent, CT9 1RE

Beet Bar

Market Street 


Kent, CT9 1DL

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The Quarterdeck Brewhouse, Dreamland

50 Marine Terrace


Kent, CT9 1XJ

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