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Guernsey Literary Festival

The Guernsey Literary Festival is one of the highlights of the island’s arts calendar bringing some of the world’s greatest writers, speakers and thinkers to 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. 

Discovered by writers like Victor Hugo and Mervyn Peake, the Bailiwick of Guernsey's beauty and history makes it the perfect literary travel destination. 

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


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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. Tickets events will be available on the door at each venue before each performance subject to availability. 

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.

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 history 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. Venues used in 2021 include the Guille-Alles Library, Les Cotils and OGH Hotel. We will also organise educational events in local schools.


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, Stef Haigh, Nick Le Messurier, Gillie Revill, Mandi Rutter, Catriona Stares, Anne Wilkes-Green, Sue-Yin Mcmahon.

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



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