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Maggie Gee - Blood, book launch
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Maggie Gee - Blood, book launch

Image by Nick Rankin

Image by Nick Rankin

How hard is it to write truthfully about families? How frank can you be about the terrible and hilarious things that go on? Join author Maggie Gee in a discussion and reading of her new novel, Blood- the first to be set in East Kent.

Monica, the massive, sexy, six-foot teacher heroine of Blood, wants to take revenge on her brutal dentist father, but it seems others have been there before her. All her siblings have motives - but it’s Monica who flees after the attack, with Dad not far behind her. Set in the aftermath of #metoo and in a near future where terrorism is almost routine, this is a laugh out loud black comedy about a serious topic - if we take revenge, will the circle of violence ever stop?

Wheelchair accessible venue

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Landing Place
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Landing Place

Ten poets each perform for ten minutes. Landing Place showcases a range of voices, with new readers alongside experienced performers, and occasional guests give other responses to poetry.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


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Bee’s Bookshare -  Sisterhood Special
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Bee’s Bookshare - Sisterhood Special

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Join Bee’s Bookshare, The Margate Bookshop and Daisy Buchanan as they come together to celebrate the POW!er of women writers, readers and the female voice.

Author and award-winning journalist Daisy Buchanan launches her brand new book Sisterhood. Joined by a panel of friends, Daisy delves into the remarkable bond between women; as family, as friends, as community, and what that connection means in today’s world.

Daisy and Bee then invite you to share the female voices that have inspired, intrigued and impressed you - books written by women, books about the female experience, books on feminism –in a special bookshare.

The Margate Bookshop will have a specially curated selection of POWerful reads to buy, as well as Daisy’s book, throughout the event. Everyone is welcome, women and men. Please just bring one book to swap and reading banter to share.

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

This is a FREE event. You can book tickets here.

POW! relies on the generosity of individuals, sponsors, partners and funding bodies to help keep the festival as accessible as possible.

There are many ways you can help support and participate with POW! activities and programming.

If you enjoyed the festival and want to see it develop, you can DONATE directly to POW!

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Things with Words
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Things with Words

A genre-busting evening of spoken word giving the mic to female poets, MCs and rock goddesses.

Image by Peter Saunders

Image by Peter Saunders

Featuring poets from around Kent this is a true celebration of women’s words. From Aphra Behn to Patti Smith and Queen Latifah, women have excelled in the art of using words to take a stand. On this night we shine light on the often underrated talent of women writers and unearth new powerful voices. In the mix will be wordy tunes from a featured DJ, so stick around for a dance.

Things With Words is a spoken word event melding new writing with music and performance, hosted by Ramsgate-based artist Megan Garrett-Jones.

Tickets £8 IN ADVANCE, £10 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)

Book tickets here

About the performers…

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Megan Beech is a performance poet. She has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Parliament, the Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. Her debut collection 'When I Grow Up I Want to be Mary Beard' was published in 2013, and her latest book 'You Sad Feminist' was released in 2017. Her poetry has featured on the Sky One's 'Russell Howard Hour' and the BBC iPlayer series ‘Women Who Spit'. She was featured in The Guardian lists of ‘inspiring young feminists in 2014’ and ‘Must Read Books of the Year 2014’ and Evening Standard's list of 'Ten 21st Century feminist icons'. Her work has been profiled in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Evening Standard and Grazia magazine. She lives with a mental illness too.

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