Festival of literature on the cards next year

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NEXT year could see the first Jersey Literature Festival, according to Assistant Education Minister Rod Bryans.

Speaking after Saturday's Council for Culture Conference at Highlands College, Deputy Bryans says he is confident that a book festival could be held here next year, or possibly in 2014.

The director of the award-winning Wigtown Book Festival, Adrian Turpin, gave a speech at the Highlands College conference entitled How Not to Run a Book Festival and Deputy Bryans said that progress was being made.

The idea, which has the backing of the JEP, has been circulating for some time but the Deputy, who has political responsibility for culture, said that they were edging closer to making it a reality.

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