The Guernsey Literary Festival 12-15th May 2011 – first news!

Inspired by Guernsey

Welcome to The Guernsey Literary Festival 12-15th May 2011

Banjour!

You’ve arrived at the blog  for Guernsey’s first Literary Festival and it’s your first step to an enchanting stay on a welcoming island, rich with its own legends, folklore and an intriguing literary tradition.

You’ll discover why the Bailiwick of Guernsey has inspired writers as diverse as Victor Hugo, GB Edwards, Tim Binding , Mervyn Peake, Elizabeth George and James Herbert and, of course, the international bestseller “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Discover the island’s best kept secret: a rich literary tradition.

In the festival you will see first hand the very best that the island has to offer through literary events, performances, themed walks, a murder mystery, workshops and talks for people of all ages and there will be a chance to meet writers such as Annie Barrows and Tim Binding and to find out why Guernsey is so special to them.

English speaking, Guernsey has its own Norman -French dialect and its easygoing charm belies a darker history of strange monoliths, witch burning and Nazi occupation. French place names and a unique culture make it feel very different to the UK but the truth is, it’s just a short hop away by plane or ferry.

The story begins

We’re beginning to gear up for the big event, so be sure to keep an eye out for more information. In the coming months we’ll be updating with new attendees and events, advice on where to stay, and what to see shortly…

If you have any questions, please contact us on: festival @arts.gg 

Until then goodbye, or as we say here à la perchoine!

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