Thanet Writers Present: Shoal

The inaugural Thanet Writers anthology, Shoal, will be launched at the Margate Bookie in May 2018.

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Thanet Writers is proud to announce the release of our first anthology: Shoal. Edited by Alice Olivia Scarlett with a foreword by David Lee Stone, Shoal features twenty-three short stories from Thanet writers and authors.

“Before I joined Thanet Writers, I naively thought that I was the only writer in the area. I had no idea that there was this amazing community. Since then I’ve seen the authors and poets of the area blossom in every way, and that’s because of the people involved, who are coming together to support each other. I have never seen a more welcoming and nurturing community than the creative people of Thanet. On behalf of Thanet Writers, I am humbled to have the opportunity to share just a fraction of some of the fantastic talent that’s on display on the Isle. We’re very proud to share our first Thanet Writers anthology: Shoal.”

David Rowden, Thanet Writers CIC Director

Shoal will be officially launched at an exclusive event at the Margate Bookie on Monday 7th May 2018, featuring readings from Catherine LawDavid Lee StoneMaggie HarrisMatthew MunsonSeb Reilly, and Alice Olivia Scarlett, followed by a book signing with several of the contributors to the anthology.

Tickets to the launch event at the Turner Contemporary are on sale now for £4 and include a voucher for £5 off the book’s retail price of £9.99 (redeemable at the Margate Bookie) and can be purchased from

Throughout the Margate Bookie, Shoal will be available exclusively from the Margate Bookshop pop-up store at the Turner Contemporary in Margate. From the 8th May 2018, Shoal will be available as a paperback from local bookshops, Amazon and other leading retailers, and also released as an ebook across various digital platforms, and can be pre-ordered now.

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The writers featured in Shoal are: David Chitty, Rebecca Delphine, Charles Dickens, J A DuMairier, Luke Edley, Rosie Escott, Kirsty Louise Farley, Ghillie, Janet Gogerty, David Grimstone, Maggie Harris, Roger Jefferies, Sam Kaye, Catherine Law, Lannah Marshall, John Mount, Matthew Munson, Seb Reilly, Connor Sansby, Alice Olivia Scarlett, James Souze, Sarah Tait, and Stephanie Upton.

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