The majority of the four-day Guernsey Literary Festival events take place in the specially sourced inflatable Hub performance space on the Market Terrace, The Literary Hub, which has proved to be a fantastic arena for our previous Festival literary talks, performances and creative workshops and unique to the Channel Islands. More than 25 talks are scheduled there for the May 2014 Festival. Read more
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Thanks to our Hub Supporters
The Guernsey Literary Festival relies on funding from sponsors and patrons in order to secure top authors and poets and subsidise the events for the community. Our Patron Scheme was launched last year and the minimum entry level is £250 per festival.
As a thank you each Patron will receive two complimentary tickets to the Festival’s opening big speaker event at St James: Sir Andrew Motion – The Customs House; together with an invitation to the opening night drinks reception with taster sessions from some of the visiting authors and two tickets for an event of their choice in the Hub. In addition each Patron will be named and thanked in the Guernsey Literary Festival brochure and the website (optional).
Thanks to our patrons
Huw and Sarah Evans
Livia Countess Blucher von Wahlstatt
Jurat Connie Helyar-Wilkinson
Janette Adshead and Craig Robert
Joey the Trislander will be retiring this year but, with your help, he could fly again - in a story written by you.
In association with Aurigny, the Guernsey Literary Festival is launching an exciting competition to find the author of a new Joey adventure. The winning story will be illustrated and placed on the Joey website (joeyfunzone.com) for the latest generation of the plane's fans to enjoy.
To encourage budding authors, Aurigny and the GLF will be holding a free children's book writing workshop on Saturday 8 March at Les Cotils, led by leading Danish children's author Lene Kaaberbøl.
The winning story will be revealed during the festival and will be read at a prize-giving event in The Hub, Market Square, at midday on Saturday 17 May.
In addition to seeing their story online, the winner will also receive a pair of return tickets on any Aurigny flight to the UK.
The Guernsey Literary Festival is launching its 2014 writing competition, The Write Stuff.
Your challenge is to write a short story with this intriguing line of dialogue somewhere in the middle of it: 'Everything you have just told me is a complete and utter lie. Now tell me the truth and we might both live.'
For full details of the competition, the deadline of which is Tuesday 15 April, go to www.writestuff.gg.
All winning and highly commended entries will be featured in the Write Stuff App. Happy writing!
We received a record amount of interest for Guernsey's International Poetry Competition 2013, sponsored by Browns Advocates, with entries from poets all over the world. Winning entries were selected in two phases: 33 poems were chosen for the island’s buses, and 12 of these will also take part in a second display, first at Guernsey Airport, then all over the island.
The Winner's Reading (with Candy Neubert) and the launch of three related exhibitions: il-LUS-TRa-tion, Poems-on-the-Buses and Poems-on-the-Move, will take place at Elizabeth College, in its Performing Arts Centre and in the Gate House Gallery, on
Many thanks to all poets who submitted their work, and our congratulations to this year's winners!
The Guernsey Literary Festival simply couldn’t go ahead without the support of our wonderful volunteers. If you have volunteered for our first two Festivals then we hope you enjoyed the experience and will help out again this year. If you haven’t, then we would be delighted if you would get in touch about being a volunteer in 2014.As the Festival has a diverse range of appeal, volunteers of all ages are invited to apply.
It is our aim to ensure that volunteering is an enjoyable task, rather than an onerous chore. We want you to feel involved and have plenty of time to make the most of the Festival, so we won’t overload you. Examples of the duties with which we need help are:
Thank you in advance – we look forward to hearing from you!
Guernsey offers a unique cultural history, stunning surroundings and a haven for foodies. It’s a blend of England and France, with the picturesque harbour town of St Peter Port providing the perfect atmosphere for staging literary events.
Discovered by writers like Victor Hugo and MervynPeake,the Bailiwick of Guernsey's beauty and prosperity make it a desirable travel destination.
Idyllic beaches, superb cliff walks and award-winning restaurants serving local seafood mean that a visit to our islands – even during the Literary Festival - is not just a book thing.
We are grateful to the Old Government House Hotel and Les Rocquettes for putting together special Literary Festival packages for the weekend of the Festival. Both hotels are situated in St Peter Port, within easy walking distance of the principal venues.