guernseyliteraryfestival

It's not just a book thing!

Speakers’ Quotes

We’ve had some amazing feedback on our super-successful fifth Guernsey Literary Festival and are proud to share some of it with you. Thank you to Terry Waite CBE for the … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Children’s Laureate at the Library

So, as has been our family habit for the last few days, yesterday we hot-footed it in a mad dash from school (in St Peter’s) to get the library for … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Over and out

The fifth Guernsey Literary Festival is over – and what a wonderful few days we have had. There have been so many highlights: two crime writers, Rachel Abbott and Clare … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Festival Friday with the Kids

On Friday morning at the library there were two special visitors – Wavey n Snotts. They were introducing their bonkers kids’ book, Cloud Cuckoo Land, complete with props, guitar, songs and … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Litfest 2017: Saturday – Ric’s perspective (Part 1)

Describing herself as a feminist and journalist who had no desire to write a book, Anita Anand told us how her book, ‘Sophia, Warrior Princess’, was born of an embarrassment … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Litfest 2017: Friday – Ric’s perspective (part 2)

On Friday afternoon at Les Cotils, I spent a couple of hours with a group of writers as the author Sarah Moss taught us to think like detectives by examining … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Litfest 2017: Friday – Ric’s perspective (part 1)

2017… back to Market Square again, the hub (or ‘space igloo’ as someone – Huw Lewis Jones, I think – described it) is back – and bigger.  Everyone’s keeping an … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Litfest At The Fermain Tavern – Saturday May 13th

In the Guernsey Litfest’s traditional Saturday night at the Fermain Tavern slot, we have slam poet Harry Baker, cajon singer Heidi Joubert and self-proclaimed ‘raggle-taggle bunch’ The Recks. Here’s your … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Sugar Girls by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi – A Review

Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi have jointly authored this readable memoir, which is written to feel just like a novel. It brings to life the moving true stories of ‘sugar … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A celebration of Guernsey writing talent

Local writers, novelists, poets and dramatists will have their work – and themselves – on display at the Writers’ Fair in the marquee on the lawn next to the shop … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 1 Comment