Margate Bookie 2023

The Margate Bookie literary festival returns to Turner Contemporary for another year.

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Thursday 19

Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 October 2023

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
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Margate Bookie will take place Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 October with an invigorating line-up to refresh your senses and recharge your mind. Featuring poetry and music, comedy and art, politics and fiction, Margate Bookie has plenty to encourage young and old to dive into books.

Highlights at Turner Contemporary include:

  • Daisy Buchanan and her podcast You’re Booked with special guests Andi Osho and Lou Sanders
  • Yomi Adegoke, Laura Kay and Lucy Vine talking about Alternative Romance
  • Biographer Franny Moyle speaking about JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary, on the site of his workshop

Other events across the town feature Deborah Levy, Adam Kay, A.C. Grayling, Sathnam Sanghera, Rob Newman, Miki Berenyi, Ian Dunt, A.C. Grayling and Grace Dent, as well as the epic poetry slam headlined by Rick Dove and two full days of children’s events.

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About Margate Bookie

The Margate Bookie is a registered charity (number 1174819) which works to encourage a love of literature. They have held a literary festival in Margate every year since 2015. Lovingly looked after by Andreas Loizou.