The Alderney Literary Festival is a weekend-long 'boutique' historical literature festival. On the lovely Channel Island of Alderney, biographers, historians, and historical fiction writers get together to discuss new insights into the past and how they interpret history in their works. Small audiences in a salon setting create an intimate and friendly atmosphere for authors and fans to spend the weekend together away from it all on a fortress island in the English Channel.
When? 24-26 March 2017
Where? The Festival is held on the lovely Channel Island of Alderney in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Festival events are held in Island Hall, St. Anne.
Who? In 2017 - Elizabeth Chadwick (right), Andrew Lownie, Lloyd Shepherd, Imogen Robertson, Dr Matthias Strohn, Anne Sebba, SJA Turney, Ruth Downie, Dr Jason Monaghan & Joyce Meader.
Website? Alderney Literary Trust -
Facebook? Literary Alderney
Bookings will be online www.alderneyliterarytrust.com or by email email@example.com or by calling 01481 823246.
Festival Director? The Alderney Literary Festival is run by the Alderney Literary Trust. The Festival Chairnman is Simon Scarrow. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded? Alderney’s first ever Literary Festival took place in 19-22 March 2015. Entitled "History - Facts and Fiction", the 4-day gathering set out to be an intimate affair, on a smaller and less commercial scale than many other literary events.
Never been to Alderney before? Watch this short video about the island http://vimeo.com/99238544
Accommodation & Travel: Details are published on http://www.alderneyliterarytrust.com/events/ Several direct flights daily to Alderney – from Southampton and Guernsey with Aurigny Air Services. (with connecting flights from other regional airports via Guernsey to Alderney.) Special all-inclusive (flight & accommodation) packages available from Travelsmith and Channel Islands Direct and Braye Beach Hotel. A list of hotels/guesthouses/self-catering establishments offering special deals is available by email from email@example.com .
All about Alderney: Visit the official website www.visitalderney.com
2016 Festival speakers include Edward Chaney, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Susan Grossey, David Lough, Karen Maitland, Dame Stella Rimington, William Ryan, Simon Scarrow (Festival Chairman), Gary Sheffield & Harry Sidebottom.
Eleven of Britain's top historians, historical authors/broadcasters and fiction writers: Manda Scott (aka MC Scott), Tom Holland (left), Clare Mulley, Simon Scarrow, Danuta Reah, Adrian Murdoch, Dr. Irving Finkel, Dr. Marc Morris, Prof. Lloyd Clark, Carol McGrath, Prof. Tim Thornton as well as Dr. Sue Johns