27 March 2018
Book your ticket for this year’s Guernsey Literary Festival, which runs from 10-13 May
Based right in the centre of beautiful St Peter Port and if you like books and you like islands this could be your perfect book festival starter.
The Guernsey Literary Festival will be held in and around St Peter Port, with main events centred on St James, the Festival Hub in Market Street, and the Guille Alles Library. The list of speakers includes writers, poets, media personalities, super-sports competitors, scientists, economists and people who can best be described as truly inspirational. The Festival is running a full education and community programme and there are events for children, workshops and discussions for local writers and music. They have also organised a very successful international Poems on the Move competition and a writing competition, The WriteStuff, for local schoolchildren
The names booked to take part include BBC Newsnight presenter and economist Evan Davis, inspiring speaker Katie Piper, best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, folk music legend Peggy Seeger, Coronation Street actor and now writer Denise Welch, scientist Steve Jones, rock music journalist David Hepworth, and from poetry Daljit Nagra and Murray Lachlan Young.
There are two women, Mimi Anderson and Juliana Buhring, whose sports endurance feats are incredible – and both have very interesting back-stories to tell.
There is one of the UK’s foremost experts on Brexit, Anand Menon, who will talk to the Business Breakfast as well as at the Festival Hub.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a doctor, television presenter and documentary maker who explains how sometimes simple things can have a huge benefit on health.
Plus many more!
More details and tickets are available from their website