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Guernsey Literary Festival ‘Bigger Than Ever’ for 10th Anniversary

by Karen Rollins May 2, 2022

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Guernsey Literary Festival 2022

The Guernsey Literary Festival will be bigger than ever when the event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year from 11 May to 26 June.

This will be the first ‘full live festival’ with visiting writers and speakers since 2019 because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 60 activities are planned.

Some of the guests invited to participate include UK senior judge Lady Hale, comedian Jack Dee, Anthony Horowitz, scientist Richard Dawkins, Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen, and Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.

In a message on the official website, the festival’s honorary chairman, Terry Waite, praised the organisers for preserving with the event despite the challenges.

He added: “The past two years have not been easy for the organisers but, in the true spirit of the islanders, they refused to give up what has become an annual event in Guernsey’s cultural life.

“Special thanks are due to our sponsors and residents on the Island who will join us for this special anniversary year. Now that travel restrictions have been eased it will also be a real pleasure to welcome overseas visitors to the festival. Together we shall make this a year to remember.”

Guernsey Literary Festival 2022

The festival will last for nearly seven weeks this year to fit in talks from local and international writers and speakers on various topics, including politics, the environment, history, nature, comedy, food and drink, business, sport, music and science.

There will also be writing workshops and competitions for local writers and schoolchildren. The main part of the festival is scheduled for 22-26 June.

You can view the full calendar of activities on the Guernsey Literary Festival website and book tickets.

We hope you enjoy the festival!

Sources: Guernsey Literary Festival and ITV News.