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
CC's Gin Bar
Station 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
Out and About in Westgate
10:00am - 11:30amGiles Chapman, Trevor Agnew and Nick Evans - Petrolheads - Westgate's own Top GearJane Taylor from Thunderpoint publishers, Wales.Westgate and A.A. Milne
by Dr Dawn Crouch of the Westgate Heritage Society
Coz Crawford & Tim Shephard
Living History Workshop - fun and games across the ages for children.
LGBTQ+ Writing with Roger Newman MBEGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar
12:00am - 1:30pmLesley Cookman
Murder Mystery Fiction - Author of the Libby Sarjeant Mysteries
Maggie Harris – Commonwealth Poetry Prize WinnerNick 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.TBCGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar

Morris Dancers out and about at lunchtime
2:00pm - 3:30pmJulie Wassmer - Author of the Whitstable Pearl MysteriesFrances Knight, Derek Sellen and Mary-Jane Smith - Poetry Is Where You Find It - Words and musical performanceDavid Shaw Mackenzie (re Thunderpoint, Wales) Claire Burgess
Gardening for Kids. Help your children know where food really comes from and to grow their own.
Inspirations Writing GroupGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar

Jill Hogben
Author of a Wartime Romance based at RAF Manston - talking to visitors about her work downstairs in CC's
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 Fantasy Writing Tim Parsons talking about his Paramedic Chris series of books, with a guest appearance from the actual Paramedic Chris.TBCGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar
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 SeptemberThe Function Room
Town Hall Buildings
St Mildred's Road, Westgate
CC's Gin Bar
Station Road, Westgate
Christchurch URC
Church Hall Room 1
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
Christchurch URC
Main Church Hall
Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate
Changing Minds, in WestgateOut and About in Westgate
10:00am - 11:30amAlex Brown and Cressida McLaughlin
Women's Fiction
Martin Gurdon – Chicken KeeperN/AN/AJustWrite Writing Workshop with Sue EmmGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar
12:00am - 1:30pmTessa Boase - Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather - Social History of the RSPB and the Formidable Women who made it happen.Stephen Tuffin – working class writer – flash fictionN/AN/AA Sense of Place Writing Workshop with Sue EmmGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar
2:00pm - 3:30pmTom Rasmussen - Diary of a Drag QueenJude Adams music and literatureSteve Dunn Sam Gayton writing workshop for kids 2:00pm - 4:00pmStephen Tuffin – working class writer – Flash Fiction Writing WorkshopGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar

Barbershop singers strolling around Westgate entertaining
4:00pm - 5:30pmMaurice RutherfordConnor Sansby - Open Mic PoetryEvie Wyld - Award Winning Novelist and Bookshop Proprietor.Children’s Short Story Competition Winners Ceremony on the stageGary Studley - Poet in Residence - based downstairs in CC's Gin Bar
6:00pm - 7:00pmAdults Short Story writing competition announcements