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Guernsey Literary Festival

10th May - 14th May

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Guernsey Literary Festival 2017Guernsey Literary Festival 2017

This will be the island’s fifth literary festival and will feature its usual heady mix of talks and workshops by well-known fiction and non-fiction writers and performers, including novelists, biographers, children’s writers, dramatists, poets, TV producers and film makers. And there will be music. The festival, which runs from 10-14th May, is centred in and around St Peter Port, the island’s capital and one of the finest port towns in the British Isles, a town which for many years provided sanctuary for French novelist Victor Hugo.

Previous speakers have included Will Self, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Morpurgo, Linda La Plante, Janet Street-Porter, Andrew Motion, Marina Lewycka, A L Kennedy, Prue Leith, Gillian Clarke, John Cooper Clarke, Emma Freud and Louis de Bernieres.

One of the best-known faces on British television, Clare Balding, will be a main speaker at this year’s Guernsey Literary Festival!

In 2016, Clare released her first ever children's book for Puffin Books, The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop. The Guernsey Literary Festival is delighted that Clare will be speaking at St James on Thursday 11 May in what promises be a event of inspirational stories and family entertainment to mark the publication of The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop. The talk will features stories from her own childhood, surrounded by animals, as well as a special reading from the new book. There will be the chance for more general questions and answers, perhaps about her interest and involvement in sport, after the talk. Later, Clare will be attending the launch party of the festival, where she has been invited to give a short talk of her own choice.

Other events include a Roald Dahl special for families and a Castle Night spectacular in the wonderful setting of Castle Cornet. The Festival will also incorporate the Guernsey International Poetry Competition winners reading.

The Guernsey Literary Festival has a thriving education and community programme and prides itself on providing something for everyone.

2017 Festival Programme

Sebastian FaulksSebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks in conversation
Saturday 13 May | St James | 17:30 - 18:30
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Chris RiddellChris Riddell
Monday 15 May | Guille-Alles Library | 15.45 - 16:45
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Terry WaiteTerry Waite

Hostage Taking & Survival in Solitude
Saturday 13 May | St James | 14:30 - 15:30
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Clare BaldingClare Balding

The Racehorse who wouldn't Gallop
Thursday 11 May | St James | 18:00 - 19:00
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Simon SinghSimon Singh

Cracking The Enigma Code
Friday 12 May | The Festival Hub | 13:15 - 14:15
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Huw Lewis-JonesHuw Lewis-Jones

Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure
Saturday 13 May | St James | 13:00 - 14:00
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Duncan BarrettDuncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

Secrets of the Sugar Girls
Thursday 11 May | Festival Hub | 14:30 - 15:30
Writing: One on One Advice
Friday 12 May | Guille-Alles Library Tower | 13:00
Memoir & Life Writing Advice
Saturday 13 May | Les Cotils | 09:30 - 12:00
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Harry BakerHarry Baker

The Sunshine Kid
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet, South Battery Marquee | 17:45 - 18:15
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Robin LustigRobin Lustig

Life as a Newsman
Thursday 11 May | The Festival Hub | 13:00 - 14:00
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Sarah MossSarah Moss

On Historical Fictions or Fictional Histories
Friday 12 May | The Festival Hub | 12:00 - 13:00
Improve your writing by thinking like a detective
Friday 12 May | Les Cotils | 14:30 - 17:00
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Andrew SteggallAndrew Steggall

Departure: Introduced by writer-director Andrew Steggall
Friday 12 May | Candie Museum, Frossard Theatre | 20:00
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Vanessa VallelyVanessa Vallely

Women’s Development Forum Lunch: The Power of Profile
Thursday 11 May | Les Cotils, Harry Bound Room | 12:00 - 14:00
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Anita AnandAnita Anand

Sophia - Warrior Princess
Saturday 13 May | The Festival Hub | 12:00 - 13:00
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Heidi JoubertHeidi Joubert

GLF at the Fermain
Saturday 13 May | Fermain Tavern | 20:00 - late
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John KirkJohn Kirk

Spooky Stories
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet, South Battery Marquee | 18:30 - 19:00
Roald Dahl Tea Party
Sunday 14 May | Inner Street, The Market | 15:00 - 16:30
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Richard BeardRichard Beard

Richard Beard presents a one–hour Public Edit offering skills for editing
Saturday 13 May | Guille-Allès Library | 14:00 - 15:00
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Charlie CampbellCharlie Campbell

The Authors XI: A panel discussion
Sunday 14 May | King George V Playing Fields (KGV) | 11.00 - 12:00
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Peter FrankopanPeter Frankopan

The Silk Roads
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet, The Hatton Gallery | 19:45 - 20:30
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Tom HollandTom Holland

Athelstan and the making of England
Saturday 13 May | The Festival Hub | 16:00 - 17:00
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Anthony McGowanAnthony McGowan

Plunging the Depths: The Dark, Deranged and Dangerous World of Anthony McGowan
Saturday 13 May | Festival Hub | 14:30 - 15:30
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David BellosDavid Bellos

Les Misérables: The Novel of the Century
Saturday 13 May | The Festival Hub | 10.30 - 11:30
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Ella BerthoudElla Berthoud

For individuals or families at Guille-Allès Library
Saturday 13 May | Guille-Allès Library | 10:00, 12:00, 12:30
What are your children reading?
Saturday 13 May | Guille-Allès Library | 11:00 - 11:45
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L J FlandersL J Flanders

Cell Workout with L J Flanders
Saturday 14 May | Digital Greenhouse | 16:00 - 17:00
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Cloud Cuckoo LandCloud Cuckoo Land

Wavey 'n' Snotts present Cloud Cuckoo Land
Friday 12 May | Guille-Allès Library | 11.00 - 12:00
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Roald DahlRoald Dahl Tea Party
Sunday 14 May | Inner Street, The Market | 15:00 - 16:30
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Jean BaptisteMarie, Laura & Jean Baptiste Hugo

Hauteville House, an artist’s house
Thursday 11 May | Hauteville House | 18:00 - 19:00
Friday 12 May | The Festival Hub | 14:30 - 15:30
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Kev SutherlandKev Sutherland

Comic Art Masterclass
Thursday 11 May | Guille-Allès Library | 17:30 - 20:00
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Jason MonaghanJason Monaghan

Glint of Light on Broken Glass
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet, The Hatton Gallery | 17:30 - 18:15
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AkalaAkala

Hip Hop Shakespeare
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet, Hatton Gallery | 18:30 - 19:30
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Gwyneth LewisGwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis Reads: Sparrows, Knitting & Murder
Friday 12 May | Castle Cornet | 19:15 - 19:45
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Rachel AbbottRachel Abbott

Meet the Alderney Crime Writer: Rachel Abbott
Thursday 11 May | The Festival Hub | 16:00 - 17:00
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Clare MackintoshClare Mackintosh

From Police Officer to Crime Writer
Sunday 14 May | The Festival Hub | 11:00 - 12:00
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Recommended Accommodation

Best Western Hotel de Havelet

Best Western Hotel de Havelet

The Best Western Hotel de Havelet is a beautiful Georgian house on the outskirts of St Peter Port town centre. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, restaurant and grill.

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La Barbarie Hotel

La Barbarie Hotel

La Barbarie Hotel is a converted farmhouse hotel in the heart of Guernsey's rural parish of St. Martin. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and, for the colder months, a cosy old farm-style lounge bar with open fireplace and exposed beams.

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Hougue du Pommier Hotel

Hougue du Pommier Hotel

The Hougue du Pommier Hotel is an original 17th century farmhouse that sits within eight acres of landscaped gardens and private land. The hotel features an outdoor heated swimming pool and a popular restaurant.

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La Collinette Self Catering

La Collinette Self Catering

La Collinette Self Catering offers guests a home away from home, close to St. Peter Port town centre and only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.

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Old Government House Hotel & Spa

Old Government House Hotel & Spa

Fantastically located in the centre of St. Peter Port, The Old Government House is the only establishment in Guernsey to offer 5 star luxury including extensive Spa facilities.

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Duke of Normandie Hotel

Duke of Normandie Hotel

The Duke of Normandie is a 3 star boutique hotel in Guernsey's town centre, featuring a popular bar, a beer garden and a sunny courtyard.

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La Collinette Hotel

La Collinette Hotel

La Collinette Hotel is a friendly, family-owned 3 star hotel in the heart of St. Peter Port, only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.

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La Grande Mare Hotel & Country Club

La Grande Mare Hotel & Country Club

La Grande Mare Hotel, Golf and Country Club is situated on the west coast of Guernsey and sits within 120 acres of private grounds. There is an 18-hole golf course, woodlands and gardens.

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La Villette Hotel

La Villette Hotel

La Villette Hotel is a spacious hotel in the heart of Guernsey's countryside offering an indoor swimming pool, health suite, a friendly bar, a bistro and a restaurant.

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Le Friquet Hotel

Le Friquet Hotel

Le Friquet Hotel is a delightful country hotel in the heart of Guernsey. Granite charm and mature gardens go together beautifully, offering guests a peaceful environment for a relaxing holiday.

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Les Rocquettes Hotel

Les Rocquettes Hotel

Les Rocquettes Hotel is a popular 3 star hotel on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, family-owned and run since 1946. The hotel features an extensive leisure complex and swimming pool.

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St. Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort

St. Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort

St. Pierre Park is one of Guernsey's premier resort hotels, set in rolling woodlands and gardens and featuring a golf course, a spa and a popular restaurant.

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Dates

Wednesday 10th May - Sunday 14th May 2017

Contact

Email:
info@guernseyliteraryfestival.com

Telephone:
07781 143545

Website:
www.guernseyliteraryfestival.com

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