Feedback about the 2015 Dorchester Literary Festival

Author feedback

Rob Ryan

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

Tom Fort

Many thanks... I hope to come again one day and spend a little more time exploring the beauties of Dorchester.

Katie Fforde

It was a lovely event...I'm sure it's going to be one of those festivals that everyone wants to appear at.

Delightful time at the Dorchester Lit Fest. Old friends, new friends and brilliant writers. If invited, writers, do go...

Toby Vintcent

I so enjoyed being part of your amazing festival.

Catherine Mayer

Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

Marc Allum

The festival was obviously a great success; I'm sure it will grow and grow ...

Tracy Chevalier

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

Tony Fincham

Well done to you all for organising such a successful first Dorchester Literary Festival. The Hardy Society will definitely be very happy to help next year...

Audience Feedback

We really enjoyed the talks we attended...and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant.

I went to talks by Tracy Chevalier and Kate Adie. They were both excellent and normally I hate being talked at... Well done!

... Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling ...

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening with Julian Fellowes and have nothing but praise for the whole event.

The three authors I listened to were very interesting and entertaining; I bought a book from each and had it signed ...

Thank you for the best evening ever.

The speakers were of an exceptionally high calibre... thank you for such a lovely weekend.

Fantastic talk on the role of women in WW1 by Kate Adie.

Fab Desert Island Books event with Tracy Chevalier at Dorchester Lit Fest today. We’re now all choosing our own. Pressure on!

Hugely funny talk by Dom Joly as first event.

 

This Year's Events

Feedback

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

Professor Martin Kemp
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thank you so much for inviting me to Dorchester, and looking after me so well. You and Paul run a great tight ship there and I was honoured to be a part of it this year.

Tim Pears
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thanks again for organising a lovely event.

Dave Goulson
Feedback From 2017 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 very much enjoyed the events I came to at the Dorchester  Literary festival. It was all very well organised. The sessions on The Seabird's cry, Bee Quest, and The Otter's Tale were brilliant. 

Helen Austin
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I enjoyed my festival event in Dorchester very much. What a friendly welcome the audience gave me! Good luck with future festivals -- and well done.

Val McDermid
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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