Saturday, 16 October 2021

Join us for our very first 'Literally Gothic', Alderney's new one-day celebration of Gothic literature. Together with our five fascinating speakers, we will explore the origins of "gothic", the themes that bind the literary genre together, and how they are reflected in the works of our guest authors.

Xavier Aldana Reyes

Xavier Aldana Reyes

An Introduction to Gothic Literature.

Anna Mazzola

Anna Mazzola

'Appetite for Terror': How and Why We Write Ghostly and Gothic Fiction.

Rosie Garland

Rosie Garland

‘The Beastly & the Beautiful’ - the Gothic Outsider in The Night Brother, The Palace of Curiosities & Vixen.

Andrew Michael Hurley

Andrew Michael Hurley

'Horror in the Hills': The Making of Gothic Landscapes

Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland

“Devilish plots" and "monstrous aberrations”: Making monsters of man and nature in the 1600s.

Venue & Times

 Saturday, 16th October 2021

 09.30-12.00 & 13.30-17.30 hrs.

 Methodist Church, Alderney at the bottom of Victoria Street.

Ticket Types & Prices:

~ Single Talk Tickets - £20 each. Buy online here.

~ Rover Tickets (entry to all 5 talks) - £75. 

   Please note, we will not refund any unused tickets from the Rover Tickets selection. Tickets are fully transferable. Buy online           here.

~ FREE to under-18 year olds but places are limited.





Tickets are now available - online here or from the Alderney Visitor Centre, Victoria Street, Alderney.

​​Covid-19 Guidance

We are monitoring the covid-19 situation closely and these requirements may change. So that we may enjoy Literally Gothic safely, hand sanitizers will be available at the venue and seating will be restricted. At the moment, mask-wearing is not obligatory at this event, but this may be made mandatory should the covid-19 situation on Alderney change.


Anyone attending Literally Gothic, traveling from within or outside the Bailiwick, must comply with the States of Guernsey current travel requirements.


Respect the health and safety of other event participants. If you are feeling unwell or suffering from any covid-19 symptoms, do not attend the event; if you do, you may be asked to leave.

The Clockwork Girl copy
What Girls Do in the Dark Cover
The Loney pb cover
The Drowned City
Palace_Of_Curiosities pb front only
Story Keeper PBB (002)
Starve Acre PB cover
The Night Brother - Rosie Garland
Vanishing Witch
Devil's Day paperback cover

Supported by Guernsey Arts

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