THE FESTIVAL IS NOW OVER ...
Click the link below to hear Co Director Paul Atterbury talking about his personal highlights: If you came to any of them, or to any of our other events, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Do let us know what you think:
We were thrilled that our third festival exceeded our expectations. Despite challenging weather the audiences were enthusiastic as ever and enjoyed the acclaimed authors who came to speak to us in the picturesque setting of our lovely county town.
We had five wonderful days of entertaining, enlightening and stimulating talks. Headliners whose stories we enjoyed included the acclaimed crime writers Minette Walters and Val McDermid, the eminent biographer A N Wilson, the incredible Holocaust survivor Iby Knill, comedian Christopher Biggins, foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, celebrated Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, award winning writer Adam Nicolson and many more.
Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson
This year our chosen charity is Dorset Community Foundation.
Unfortunately the Amanda Craig, Jane Corry panel event has been cancelled...
Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.
I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating.
Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.
I did so enjoy being with you and doing my stuff. I hope to see you again, though I am so busy I don't seem to have time for writing much at present! I am
sure your festival will go from strength to strength….
A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.
It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map