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.

 

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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

Thanks for the invitation to Dorchester- most enjoyable (and an appreciative audience) with the added bonus of meeting Lynne Truss!

James Le Fanu
Feedback From 2018 Festival

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

...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!

Penrose Halson
Feedback From 2016 Festival

All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.

You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.

Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.

Mike Nixon, Thomas Hardy Society
Feedback From 2016 Festival