Events

Thanet Writers host various events throughout Thanet and are involved in many others, supporting and promoting local groups and organisations to benefit the local writing community. Numerous writers’ groups, writing events, authors’ gatherings, poetry slams, performance events, and shows that are linked to writing happen in Thanet on a regular basis, and Thanet Writers would like to support and promote as many as possible.

If you host an event that can be added to this page, or would like to discuss how Thanet Writers can help you with your event, then please get in touch.

A live schedule of forthcoming events can be found on the Thanet Poetry & Writing Calendar or the Thanet Writers Facebook Event List.

 

Thanet Writers Events
 

Thursday Writers’ Group

Writing Critique
Every Thursday from 7:30pm at the Chapel Ale & Cider House in Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1NE

Poetry Feedback Group

Written Poetry Discussion
Third Sunday of every month from 2pm at Cliffs in Margate, Kent CT9 2QN

Performance Poetry Group

Performance Workshops
Second Sunday of every month from 6pm at the London Tavern in Margate, Kent CT9 1PN

 

This Week’s Calendar

This calendar is taken from a collaborative community project coordinated by Neanderthal Beard and supported by Thanet Writers, amongst others. To view the full calendar please click here.

 

Regular Local Events
 

Dead Island Poets Society

Poetry Open Mic & Feature Poet
Last Tuesday of every month from 8pm at Roost in Margate, Kent CT9 1RU

Love Among the Chickens

LGBTQ+ Poetry & Music Open Mic
Last Thursday of every month from 8pm at Roost in Margate, Kent CT9 1RU

Poetry at the Turner Contemporary

Poetry Booked Sets & Feature Poet
Last Sunday of every other month from 1pm at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Poet’s Wheel

Family-Friendly Poetry Open Mic
Second Saturday of every month at various times and locations in and around Margate, Kent

Ramsgate Fiction Writing Group

Writing Critique
First Thursday of every month from 8pm at the Red Lion in Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8NN

Real Ales & Rhymes

Poetry Open Mic & Feature Poet
Third Thursday of every month from 7pm at the London Tavern in Margate, Kent CT9 1PN

Soul Food and Street Sonnets

Poetry Booked Sets & Feature Poet
Last Thursday of every month from 8pm at Olby’s Soul Café in Margate, Kent CT9 1DD

Vinyl Head Poetry

Poetry Open Mic
First Thursday of every month from 7pm at Vinyl Head Café and Record Shop in Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9NJ

Wham Bam What A Slam

Poetry Slam & Feature Poet
Second Wednesday of every other month from 8pm at the Dug Out in Margate, Kent CT9 1HD

Writers Unleashed

Poetry & Prose Roundtable
Second Monday of every month from 8pm at the Rose Of England in Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9RH

 

Local Festivals
 

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Annual Celebration of Charles Dickens
Events throughout Broadstairs, Kent

Broadstairs Folk Week

Annual Music & Culture Festival
Events throughout Broadstairs, Kent

Looping the Loop

Biannual Live Arts Festival
Events throughout Thanet, Kent

Margate Bookie

Annual Literary Festival
Events throughout Margate, Kent

Margate Festival

Annual Arts & Culture Festival
Events throughout Margate, Kent

POW!Thanet

Annual Culture Festival for International Women’s Day
Events throughout Thanet, Kent

Ramsgate Festival

Annual Arts & Culture Festival
Events throughout Ramsgate, Kent

Ramsgate Seadog

Annual One-Day Festival Celebrating the Sea
Events throughout Ramsgate, Kent

 

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