Guernsey Literary Festival

A very warm welcome to the Guernsey Literary Festival. It’s thanks to you, our wonderful audience, that the Festival has grown to become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Guernsey. With events for all interests and ages, the Festival is a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate the written word.

The festival attracts speakers from a wide range of disciplines, from literature to politics, from history to sport, from the environment to food, from biography to travel. We also organise a full education and community programme, together with workshops for local writers with renowned visiting authors. The Guernsey Literary Festival is a not for profit organisation and registered charity, run by volunteers and is supported by generous and committed sponsors, patrons, members and partners. 


Travel to Guernsey

By air

Our local airline, Aurigny, flies from Bristol, East Midlands, Jersey, London Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted.

See www.aurigny.com for full timetables and booking.

Flybe flies to Guernsey directly from Jersey and Southampton.

See www.flybe.com for full timetables and booking.

By sea

Condor ferries sail from Poole, Jersey, St Malo and Portsmouth. See www.condorferries.com for more information.

For further information, go to Visit Guernsey


For places to stay try one of our partners:

For further information, go to Visit Guernsey


Booking Info

Online here on our website. Simply go to our "Book Events' section. 
By Phone: +44 (0)7781 143545
By Email: [email protected]

A booking fee is charged by Ticket Source when booking online and all telephone bookings will incur a £1 booking fee. For the best prices, book online.

During the Festival our Box Office is situated in the Market Square in St Peter Port. Tickets to events at other venues will be available on the door at each venue before each performance subject to availability. Please note that tickets cannot be purchase from St James box office.

The GLF reserves the right to change any event without prior notice. All ticket prices are listed for adults (18 and over) and children (17 and under) unless otherwise stated.
*Please still book for FREE events.

Festival App
​Guernsey Literary Festival has a free app which gives instant access when on the move to the programme of events, speaker information and ticket booking.

About Guernsey

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 Mervyn Peake, 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.

For more information on Guernsey: Visit Guernsey


The Guernsey Literary Festival takes place mainly in St Peter Port and most venues are within walking distance of each other. Our Festival Hub is situated at the Market Square, and other venues include the Guille-Alles Library, St James Concert Hall, Les Cotils, the OGH Hotel, Guernsey Museum, Elizabeth College and The Golden Lion. This year we also have events at St Peter's church in St Pierre Du Bois, and the Seigneurie in Sark as well as in various schools in Guernsey, Les Nicholles Prison and The Princess Elizabeth Hospital.


Festival Team

The Guernsey Literary Festival is a non-for profit organisation and registered charity run by a group of volunteers and board of directors. 

Festival Team (Steering Group)
Claire Allen, Adam Bayfield, Livia Blücher, Debbie Bruschini, Maz Campbell, Paul Chambers, Niki Cleal, Suzanne Daldry, Stef Haigh, Nick Le Messurier, Gillie Revill, Mandi Rutter, Catriona Stares, Anne Wilkes-Green. 

Festival Board 
Rob Shepherd (Chair), Claire Allen, Livia Blücher, Tony Gallienne, Jacqui Golden,
Lindsey MacDonald, Tracey O’Neil, Sharon Parr, Mandi Rutter, Catriona Stares.



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