2019 Festival Itinerary

Westgate Literary Festival Itinerary 14th September 2019 - Day 1

Day 1 - 14th SeptemberThe Function Room
Town Hall Buildings
St Mildred's Road, Westgate
Christchurch URC
Church Hall Room 1
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
Christchurch URC
Main Church Hall
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
The Bake House
St Mildred's Road, Westgate
Westgate Town Council Offices
St Mildred's Road, Westgate
10:00am - 11:30amGiles Chapman, Trevor Agnew and Nick Evans - Petrolheads - Westgate's own Top GearWestgate and A.A. Milne
by Dr Dawn Crouch of the Westgate Heritage Society
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TALK IS BEING DELIVERED BY SALLY WHITWORTH AS DR CROUCH IS UNWELL
Coz Crawford & Tim Shephard
Living History Workshop - fun and games across the ages for children.
Jane Taylor Thoughts on "Over Here" her novel and a short workshop.Gary Studley - Poet in Residence - Hot Penny Joy! - Writing Workshop.
12:00am - 1:30pmLesley Cookman
Murder Mystery Fiction - Author of the Libby Sarjeant Mysteries
Nick Evans on Dreamland, Margate. The social history of the iconic amusement park.Helen Seton - War Children - Stories about Ramsgate Children during the Second World War written for children today.Maggie Harris – Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winner, Guyana Prize for Poetry and Welsh International Poetry Competition.Gary Studley - Poet in Residence - Block & Tackle - Writing Workshop.
2:00pm - 3:30pmJulie Wassmer - Author of the Whitstable Pearl MysteriesDavid Shaw Mackenzie (re Thunderpoint, Wales) Claire Burgess
Gardening for Kids. Help your children know where food really comes from and to grow their own.
Frances Knight, Derek Sellen and Mary-Jane Smith - Poetry Is Where You Find It - Words and musical performanceInspirations Writing Group - Talking about self publishing.

Jill Hogben
Author of a Wartime Romance based at RAF Manston - talking to visitors about her work.
4:00pm - 5:30pmLisa Cutts and William Shaw - Crime Fiction from the authors of the DC Nina Foster and DI Alex Cupidi books.Mark Stay More than one way to get Published! Mandy Seybold - Join Mandy's characters Penguin and Tiger as they explore an Ambulance!"Being Equally Different - A Gay Person's Journey" with Roger Newman MBEGary Studley - Poet in Residence - Cannibal Bounce - Writing Workshop.

6:00pm - 7:00pmTerry Waite CBE - The former envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury talking about his life, his incarceration as a hostage, and returning home.

Westgate Literary Festival Itinerary 15th September 2019 - Day 2

Day 2 - 15th SeptemberChristchurch URC
Church Hall Room 1
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
Christchurch URC
Main Church Hall
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
The Bake House
St Mildred's Road, Westgate
Changing Minds in Westgate
Greville Lodge, Westgate Bay Avenue,
Westgate
Westgate Town Council Offices
St Mildred's Road, Westgate

Gary Studley Poet in Residence will be based here all day.
10:00am - 11:30amN/AN/AJustWrite Writing Workshop with Sue EmmMartin Gurdon – Chicken Keeper
12:00am - 1:30pmN/AN/ATessa Boase - Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather - Social History of the RSPB and the Formidable Women who made it happen.A Sense of Place Writing Workshop with Sue Emm
2:00pm - 3:30pmSteve Dunn Sam Gayton writing workshop for kids 2:00pm - 4:00pmJude Adams music and literatureTom Rasmussen - Diary of a Drag Queen
4:00pm - 5:30pmEvie Wyld - Award Winning Novelist and Bookshop Proprietor.Children’s Short Story Competition Winners Ceremony on the stageConnor Sansby - Open Mic PoetryMaurice Rutherford
A Life with Poetry
6:00pm - 7:00pmAdults Short Story writing competition announcements