About Thanet Writers

Thanet Writers is a trading name of Thanet Writers CIC, a Community Interest Company (CIC number: 10690420) based in Thanet, Kent, UK. Thanet Writers CIC is dedicated to supporting writers in and with a connection to Thanet, publishing writing with artistic or educational merit, and promoting literature, creativity and culture.

“Our mission is to promote the literary arts, writing and writers linked to Thanet, advance the education of the public in English Language, Literature, and Speaking and Listening, and to forward the engagement of writing and reading for the benefit of the community.”

Thanet has a long literary heritage including connections to renowned writers such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and T.S. Eliot. Thanet Writers was established to honour and continue that legacy. Working closely with writers, writers’ groups and poetry groups, Thanet Writers aims to publish writing from authors and poets linked to Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, and Thanet as a whole, raise awareness of literature, and offer and support community projects within Thanet and on a larger scale.



Thanet Writers CIC is governed by a board of directors that are elected by the members. The following are the current directors of Thanet Writers CIC:


Hannah Fairbairn

Hannah has a background in management and retail, and brings a people-focus to her role. As a mother and a writer she has a strong drive to support and nurture those around her whilst encouraging others to improve. She dabbles in fiction writing and poetry, and is eager to help highlight the creative talents of Thanet.


Lannah Marshall

Lannah is a writer and illustrator who has worked in special education and been actively involved in charities and community projects including arts and literacy. She is a disability specialist, has trained in teaching English as a foreign language, and is currently working on her own literary career whilst supporting others.


David Rowden

David has been working in Thanet’s charitable sector since his early 20s and brings with him a wealth of experience: grant applications, administration, budgeting and accounting, managing staff and volunteers, and much more. He is passionate about supporting the local writers of Thanet to reach their full potential.


thanetwriters.com was launched on the 15th April 2016 to showcase the writing talents of Thanet. The site publishes short stories, poetry, literary essays, and book reviews, along with features and video content, all provided by writers with a link to Thanet.