Programme of Events

Coming soon

Meet the Authors
Party night and book-launch.

The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs
Thursday 27th September 2018. 8pm.

Free event – email to reserve your place and sign up to receive full details of this and other events here

BroadstairsLit’s Jane Wenham-Jones launches her latest novel  – Mum in the Middle (Harper Impulse)  – and shares the limelight with some of our most popular and successful local authors.

  • Book stall hosted by Waterstones
  • Author spotlights
  • Entertainment
  • Live music

Jane will be joined by an exciting line-up of Kent-based writers:
Anne Booth
Alex Brown
Daisy Buchanan
Lesley Cookman
Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Maggie Harris
Chetna Makan
Sonia Overall
Anna Richards
Julie Wassmer
Jane Wenham-Jones
And you can find out more about each one on our facebook page – as we will be introducing them over the next few weeks.



She’s feeling the squeeze…The hilarious new novel from the highly-acclaimed author of Prime Time

‘Fresh, funny and wise’ Katie Fforde

Tess has downsized to a lively new town and is ready for “me” time. But her Zen-like calm is tested by her boomerang offspring, who keep fluttering back to the nest (usually with a full bag of dirty washing) and by her elderly mother’s struggle to hold on to her independence.
Tess is also surprised to discover that there are dark resentments simmering beneath the vintage charm of her new hometown and a spate of vandalism has exposed the rift between the townsfolk and new arrivals like Tess.
Tess enlists the help of gruff newspaper editor Malcolm to get to the bottom of the mystery but when her ex-husband pays an unexpected visit and her mother stages a disappearance, Tess starts to feel her new-found freedom wearing just a little thin…

Listen here to Jane being interviewed by Jez Hulme about her new book.

The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs
Thursday 27th September 2018. 8pm.

Free event – email to reserve your place and sign up to receive full details of this and other events here

 Friday 19th October 2018 – The Vinyl Revival with Graham Jones

The Pavilion – doors open at 7pm, film and interview start at 7.30pm. Tickets – £10.

Graham Jones

Graham Jones has spent 30 years as a record company sales rep and is one of the founders of Proper Music, one of the largest independent music distributors in the UK.
He has many hysterical stories and anecdotes to share from the crazy world of record retailing – ever wondered how record companies ‘managed’ the charts – all will be revealed ! His third book “The Vinyl Revival and the Shops that Made it Happen” is scheduled for release in September 2018.
Graham also made a film called ‘The Last Shop Standing’ which tracks the rise, the fall and the rise again of vinyl and features Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Billy Bragg.
A trailer for the film can be seen here

We will be showing the film and enjoying an In Conversation with Graham. And just for fun he will also challenge your knowledge with a music quiz (prize for the winner!)  To round off the evening there will be a book signing. This will be a very entertaining event.

Tickets are available from (subject to a small booking fee) or from:

The Pavilion, Harbour Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1EU
The Notice Board, High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1QD
House of Martin, 60 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT (Weds to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 – cash only please).
The Home Front Tea Room, 13a King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8NN (Mon to Sat 11:00 to 15:00)

Please note that, for anyone travelling from further afield, The Yarrow Hotel are offering special accommodation rates for anyone attending a BroadstairsLit event. If you want to take advantage of this offer, please contact the hotel manager directly, James Redshaw, at

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