Guernsey Literary Festival. 23 April to 5th May 2024

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

Poems on the Move is an international poetry competition judged by Jackie Kay

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, Terry Waite

Once again, as Honorary Chairman of the Guernsey Literary Festival it is my pleasure to welcome you all to the lovely island of Guernsey. It is most appropriate that on the island where the writer Victor Hugo spent 15 years of his life the literary tradition is kept alive and flourishing. The house where he lived has been extensively restored and is once again open to visitors.

The Festival organisers have always attempted to make the event as accessible to as many people as possible, and this year I shall be spending time with residents of the Cheshire Home as well as visiting one of the local schools.

In a digital age it is increasingly important that the arts are given proper recognition. Guernsey is to be congratulated in recognising that the arts play a vital role not only in the development of well-rounded individuals, but also in the forming of healthy communities.

I, together with all the organisers of the Festival, look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an exciting and memorable event.

Terry Waite CBE

Honorary Chairman, Guernsey Literary Festival

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