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Guernsey Literary Festival 2023

May 10 - May 14

Guernsey Literary Festival

The Guernsey Literary Festival is a vibrant celebration of the world of literature set on the beautiful Channel Island in May.

One of the leading literary festivals in the UK, last year’s festival saw authors Simon Armitage, Jack Dee, Anthony Horowitz and Dame Lady Hale participate in events held across the island.

Expect plenty of book readings and signings as well as meet and greets as readers can come up close to some of their favourite authors.

There will be a series of workshops, tea parties and events aimed at children held parallel to the festival.

Guernsey Literary Festival
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Poems on the Move

The 2023 festival will also see the Guernsey International Poetry Competition Winners’ Reading on 10 May.  Scottish poet Jackie Kay is the judge of the competition, also called Poems on the Move, which is held in conjunction with the literary festival. You can enter the poetry competitin at

Guernsey Literary Festival 2023 Events

A lit of authors attending and the schedule of events for the 2023 festival have yet to be announced. When they are, they will appear at the official festival website listed below.

Guernsey Literary FestivalWhen is Guernsey Literary Festival

The book festival will be held from 10 to 14 May 2023

Where is the Guernsey Literary Festival

It is held on the Channel Island of Guernsey in St Peter Point.

Things To Do in Guernsey

Guernsey is a beautiful island with heaps of history. For inspiration on what to do on your visit, read Mike Pickup’s Guernsey Holidays and Sark on the Side, or visit the local tourism website.

Images provided by Visit Guernsey.


May 10
May 14
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Guernsey Literary Festival
PO Box 174,
St Peter Port,GuernseyGY1 3LGUnited Kingdom
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