FIRST NAMES CONFIRMED FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is a renowned British poet, playwright, and novelist known for his accessible and evocative writing style. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Costa Book Award and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo is a bestselling British author known for his children's books, including "War Horse" and "Private Peaceful." He has won many awards, including the Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.
Memories from 2022...
...to Jersey Festival of Words. This five-day literary event promotes a love of the written and spoken word across our community in a variety of styles and settings, as well as welcoming internationally-renowned authors to our beautiful island.
This year we were supported by the Jersey Community Foundation (with funds from the Channel Island Lottery proceeds) and the Government of Jersey.
Alongside our regular venues – Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier Library and Jersey Heritage sites, we were proud to announce the exciting addition of a 400-person daisy-pole marquee in Howard Davis Park as our main venue.
The guiding principle of our festival is to celebrate the pleasure and power of words in all its forms, with something to include people of all ages and backgrounds. In addition to literary events, our festival includes performance poetry, drama, film, music and visual arts, always with words at its heart.
Jennifer Bridge, Festival Chair