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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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

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

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 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

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

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

It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.

Janet Evans
Feedback From 2016 Festival