Guernsey Literary Festival. 25 April to 4th May 2025

Celebrating great writing and big ideas in the beautiful island of Guernsey.

Poems on the Move is an international poetry competition judged by Paul Muldoon.

Poems on the Move

The WriteStuff is a writing competition for students in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

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A Message from our Honorary Chairman, Sir Terry Waite KCMG, CBE

As Honorary Chairman of the Guernsey Literary Festival, once again may I extend a warm welcome to you. The past year has not been the happiest of times for many people. The effects of Covid have had a profound impact right across the world. Warfare and natural disasters have wrought havoc for so many. It seems as though so many are out of harmony with themselves, their neighbours and their environment.

However, all is not gloomy. If you are visiting Guernsey, your trip will hopefully give you a refreshing break from some of the troubles that beset us all. Guernsey is a lovely island and I hope you will be able to really enjoy what it has to offer. The Literary Festival will provide all attendees with an opportunity to explore new ideas and to hear first-hand from authors who have written about such a wide variety of subjects. Whether you are coming to Guernsey especially for the Festival or the island is your home, may this event be a time for renewal and refreshment, giving you rekindled hope for the future.

Sir Terry Waite KCMG, CBE

Honorary Chairman, Guernsey Literary Festival

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