The biggest ever Guernsey Literary Festival begins on Wednesday 01 May with more than 60 events featuring a host of fascinating speakers, all experts in their own fields.
Last year, no fewer than 5,000 tickets were sold and this year could break that record.
Festival Director Claire Allen is excited by the prospect. “We can’t wait to get going,’ she says. ‘We started planning for the 2019 Festival almost as soon as last year’s was ending. It’s been a lot of hard work but it will be well worth it. I think that this year we really have something for everyone.”
Whatever their specialities, the speakers are united by books and the spoken word and the island’s own Literary Festival is a celebration of all forms of literature, bringing the people of Guernsey the chance to listen to speakers who they would normally have to travel across the country to see.
There are still tickets available for many of the events and these can be obtained from the Festival website, guernseyliteraryfestival.com, which also has a full programme and details of all speakers. During the Festival, tickets will be available from the ticket office in Market Street.