the Margate Bookmakers Festival is back and will take place over the Jubilee weekend of June 2-5.
The lineup features established writers including Maggie Gee, Dr Radha Mogdil, Daisy Buchanan, Lauren Bravo, Rosie Wilby, Jude Cook and Felicity Hayward.
Bringing a seaside flavor is Monique Roffey, winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2021, and her novel The Mermaid of Black Conch.
Other events at Turner Contemporary include the launch of the The IsleWrite AnthologyPete the Temp’s From Homer to Hip Hop show, five early Vanguard/Faber Academy novelists and Chloe Timms in conversation with Susannah Wise.
Samantha Ellis and Emily Midorikawa Uncover Past Lives, and Zoe Gilbert and Elise Valmorbida lead creative writing workshops. The event concludes with a special live reading of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land.
Bookmaker director and founder Andreas Loizou will also launch his new book, The story is everything. He said: “We are thrilled to return to Turner Contemporary with an outstanding roster of writers, authors and performers. Our team has been outstanding over the past year and we have had so much support from the local people. It’s gonna be fun!’
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