Schools & Community Programme
The Schools Programme takes events and visiting authors into schools across the island to support learning and inspire new ideas. Highlights for 2018 include 12 events in primary and secondary schools with the following speakers:
- Rangan Chatterjee
- Daljit Nagra
- Why Comics?
- Ross Montgomery
- Steve Jones
- Murray Lachlan Young
- Mimi Anderson
- Duncan Barrett
Community events organised this year include:
- Gary Younge to host a talk at Les Nicolles Prison (closed event).
- Why Comics? to host a free talk for teachers and students in the Festival Hub.
- Ross Montgomery to host free talk at the Guille-Alles Library
The schools and community programme for the Festival in May is kindly sponsored by Rothschild, who also support the Festival by offering an allocation of complimentary tickets to the Princes Trust and the Youth Commission for young people to attend various festival events.
The Guernsey Literary Festival is also organising a series of interim events in April 2018 to coincide with the release of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film release. These include 2 educational events in schools with author Annie Barrows. These events are kindly sponsored by Praxis IFM and supported by The Committee of Education, Sport & Culture.
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