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Guernsey Literary Festival

10 to 13 May 2018

Guernsey’s International Poetry Competition

17:30-18:30, May 10, 2018

Guernsey’s International Poetry Competition

Celebrating the Harry Potter books

10:30-11:30, May 13, 2018

Celebrating the Harry Potter books

Programme of events

See the complete festival programme, the 2018 festival is full of exciting events for all the family to enjoy. View programme

Welcome

Message from the Terry Waite, Honorary Chairman

Last year I had the pleasure of speaking at the Guernsey Literary Festival and this year I have the pleasure of returning not only as a speaker but also as Honorary Chairman.  This role, as I understand it, is to be of support to those who do the real work in organizing the event each year and to promote the festival at every available opportunity.

Although the Festival is a literary event, where authors will come to speak and meet face to face with the people who read their works, it is more than that.  It is a festival of the Arts which encompasses music, the graphic novel, film and many other elements which combine to make a full and exciting programme for both visitors and local people alike.

Guernsey is well placed to attract holiday makers.  Apart from its natural beauty, and the friendliness of the local people, it is ideal for those who would wish to expand their knowledge of the arts and enjoy the real diversity that the Festival offers.

I really look forward to returning in May, not only to meet old friends once again but to welcome new ones.  If you have never been to such a Festival previously come and join us in Guernsey.  You will be made more than welcome.

Terry Waite CBE
Hon Chairman
Guernsey Literary Festival

Anand Menon

Anand Menon

Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings...

Paula Mazur

Paula Mazur

Paula Mazur, producer of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie film,...

Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra comes from a Sikh background and was born and grew...

Murray Lachlan Young

Murray Lachlan Young

Murray Lachlan Young a British poet, stand-up performer, broadcaster, playwright, screenwriter and children’s...

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