Write Stuff Guernsey Literary Festival

Guidelines, Resources & Events

Pieces will be judged on creativity, clarity, style and accuracy of language. The aim of the WriteStuff Competition is to develop professional writing skills and further digital literacy.

The winners will be announced late April/early May and the prizes will be given out at the Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday 15th May 2021.

All winning and highly commended entries will be loaded onto the WriteStuff website. Entries should be submitted directly through the website: writestuff.gg.


Teacher Pack Worksheets Poster

School Visits, Workshops and Events

WriteStuff Educational School Visits:

Anne Wilkes-Green from the Guernsey Literary Festival team would be delighted to visit your school to speak with you further about the competition and ideas for use in the classroom or to present the competition to students.

Please email [email protected] for further information and to arrange a visit.

Creative Writing Workshops for Schools:

We are delighted to offer both primary and secondary schools a creative writing workshop with author Genève Chao, who has published several books of poetry and translation and been featured in The Best American Experimental Writing. Building on the theme of Myths and Legends, these multi-genre workshops will aim to inspire students to creative daring and vivid language which they may use in their entries for The Write Stuff or another project of their choosing.

Genève teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at Long Beach City College in California, from which she is currently on sabbatical leave in Guernsey. 60 min, 90 min or 2 hour slots are available in January or February 2021 on Monday or Wednesday from 9-12 or Thursday or Friday from 8:30-11. Afternoons sessions are available on request.

These sessions are proving popular so book early to avoid disappointment by contacting [email protected].

Schools Visits to Mythic Art Exhibition Curated by Art for Guernsey

Local artist and illustrator Charlie Buchanan will exhibit 3 of her new paintings in the Guille-Alles Library from 1st-13th February 2021. The idea is to use some of her images as visual inspiration for children to write their own original stories inspired by some of the great myths of the world. The new paintings are part of an ongoing series entitled L’Olures or Myths in Guernésiais.

School visits to the exhibition with a talk by Charlie Buchanan are available on Wed 3rd (1 hour slots between 10-2pm) and Thursday 4th February (1 hour slots between 9-3pm). The exhibition, which aligns the visual arts and literature, is kindly curated by Art for Guernsey.

To book please contact [email protected].

School Sessions at the Folklore Gallery

Did you know that there is a Folklore Gallery at Candie Museums?

Pre-booked free school sessions can be arranged by contacting [email protected]

For further resources visit http://www.museums.gov.gg/folklorelearning

Viking Themed February Half Term Activities at Candie Museum

There will abe a variety of themed and activities taking place during February half term at Candie Museum including their new Viking Timewarp.

For further information visit http://www.museums.gov.gg

Guille-Alles Library Mythic Activities On 6th February

The Guille-Alles Library will be running mythic themed activities at the library on Saturday 6th February, including a myths and legends story telling session at 11am as well as other activities throughout the day including a character hunt and fancy dress.

For further information visit https://www.library.gg/events