VisitGuernsey has announced the details for the Guernsey Literary Festival 2017, including its initial line-up.

The event, which will celebrate its fifth run in 2017, will take place between the 10th and 14th May 2017, around Guersey’s capital, St Peter Port. 

A wide range of events and activities relating to all areas of literature will be available for visitors take part in. There will also be a variety of discussions and workshops by well-known fiction and non-fiction writers and performers.

Terry Waite, humanitarian and author of Taken on Trust will be leading the line-up.

Other guest speakers confirmed for the festival include Harry Baker, author of The Sunshine Kid, Anita Anand, author of Sophia Princess, Suffragette and Revolutionary, Chris Riddell, the 2015 to 2017 Children’s Laureate and Costa Children's Award winner, and more.

There will be a Roald Dahl session at the festival too, where the characters of Mr and Mrs Twit will welcome families to sit and enjoy a reading by John Kirk of The Twits.

The festival will also include readings from the winning entries of the Guernsey International Poetry Competition which will be judged by a renowned poet. There will also be a special prize-giving event for the winners of the Write Stuff, a children's writing competition.

Also to occur over the four day festival will be Museums at Night on 12th May. The Guernsey Literary Festival has teamed up with Guernsey Museums to host the event. The evening will take place at Castle Cornet and will include live music, author talks, poetry readings, activities, a book fair and tours of the castle.

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