Alderney Literary FestivalShare
The Alderney Literary Festival is the Channel Island's boutique history festival where people who enjoy reading and writing about the past come together to talk books and have a great weekend.
The festival takes place over a long weekend every March in the historic Island Hall, Alderney's seat of government, built in 1763. Audiences are kept small to create an intimate, friendly feel to this 'salon' style gathering of historians, biographers, novelists and fans of historical literature.
In the Festival, history is explored through thrillers and detective stories, romance and the supernatural, adventure, warfare and politics and even poetry. We encourage our visiting authors to throw new light on old events and reinterpret them anew to make history relevant to the present.
The 2017 Festival will be held on 24-26 March. The theme for this festival will be "Perception versus Reality" - how the perception of historical reality is, in fact, a fluid concept.