The Bookie was founded by writer Andreas Loizou, who grew up in Margate. Keen to share his love of reading and writing he founded a literary festival (by the sea…). The Margate Bookie happens in iconic venues around the town, including at the Turner Contemporary, The Sands Hotel, and Bernie’s Chocolate Bar. The Bookie is all about encouraging people to read more, and to get involved in writing at all levels and across all genres. Pieced Work asked writers appearing at the Bookie about their favourite words, and the reason behind their choices.