Thanet Writers hosts various events throughout Thanet and is 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 aims 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 Conference

The annual Thanet Writers Conference takes place in late autumn each year at a prestigious venue in Thanet, featuring guest speakers, panel Q&A sessions, plus more.


Thanet Writers Endorsed Events

These events are currently postponed due to government advice in regards to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thursday Writers’ Group

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

Dead Hoarse Writers

Writing & Poetry Workshops
Second Sunday of every month from 2pm at Cliffs in Margate, Kent CT9 2QN

Julie’s Journaling

Prompted Journaling Sessions
Every Wednesday from 2pm at the Margate Coffee Shed in Margate, Kent CT9 1EY

Writers’ Gremlins

Writers’ Support Group
First Saturday of every month from 3pm at Townley’s in Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8HQ


This Week’s Calendar

This calendar is a collaborative community project coordinated by Thanet Writers. To view the full calendar please click here.


Regular Local Events

Birchington Writers’ Circle

Writing Critique
First and third Thursday of every month from 2pm at the Northwood Club in Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6RS

Broadly Speaking

Storytelling Open Mic
Last Sunday of every month (except August and December) from 7:30pm at the Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1PN

Dead Island Poets Society

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


Writing Discussion and Critique
Third Wednesday of every month from 2pm at Broadstairs Library in Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2BS

Landing Place

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

Margate Stanza

Poetry Critique
Second Friday of every month from 6:30pm at the Beet Bar in Margate, Kent CT9 1DL

Poetry at the Ram

Poetry Open Mic
First Saturday of every month from 9:30pm at the Ram Coffee House in Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9LP

Poetry Planning

Open Forum for Developing Projects
Third Thursday of every month from 7pm at the London Tavern in Margate, Kent CT9 1PN

Tongue Punch

Poetry Showcase
Third week of every month, either Tuesday or Wednesday, at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate, Kent CT9 2LB

Vinyl Head Poetry

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

Wandering with Words

Mindfulness Writing
Monthly writing walks at Quex Park in Birchington, Kent CT7 0BB

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


Regular Literary Events
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


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


Annual Literary Festival
Events throughout Westgate-On-Sea, Kent


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