Dorchester Literary Festival 2022Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

The  8th Dorchester Literary Festival is now underway - and what a lineup it is! Below are details of the wonderful authors who will be coming to speak as well as a link if you want to download our brochure. If you are having problems printing your tickets or locating the confirmation email don't worry, we will have a record of your name on the door.

We look forward to seeing you, meanwhile do keep checking the website and our social media platforms for the latest news.

Best wishes

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors


Download the Dorchester Literary Festival 2022 Brochure


This Year's Events


I would just like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work in getting the 2021 literary festival organised and delivered. It was wonderful to be able to attend events in person.

Gill Borg
Feedback From 2021 Festival

The tenor of the festival was a delight and a credit to the small band of organisers. 

Professor Martin Kemp
Feedback From 2019 Festival

I loved being part of your festival and would be only to happy to be lined up again.

Vanessa Berridge
Feedback From 2019 Festival

I SO enjoyed yesterday. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and what a lovely festival, lovely venue and lovely audience. And Jason was just brilliant. Thank you very, very much for inviting me.

Penny Junor
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Thanks so certainly was good fun.

Adam Nicolson
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...

Tracy Chevalier
Feedback From 2015 Festival

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