Dorchester Literary Festival 2018Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

EVENTS FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL ARE NOW CONFIRMED...

We have been busy talking to publishers and authors and we're thrilled at the wonderfully varied line up that we've confirmed and listed below. You can download the programme as a PDF file here.

Tickets are now on sale and for Friends of the Festival there are extra discounted prices on many events. So why not join us  as a Friend and make sure you don't miss out on any of the great events this year while you help support our festival. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors

 

Latest News

Sir Tim Waterstone - change of time, date and venue

Sir Tim Waterstone - change of time, date and venue...

This Year's Events

Feedback

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.

Ben Holden
Feedback From 2016 Festival

We thoroughly enjoyed the Literary Festival again this year and eagerly await the next one...Thank you for bringing a great event to Dorchester. 

Christina Hicks
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...

Rob Ryan
Feedback From 2015 Festival

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.

Michael Dooley, Poundbury Clinic
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thank you for asking me to take part in the Hardy Today event. I enjoyed it very much.

Virginia Astley
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.

Andrea Clarke
Feedback From 2016 Festival

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