2022 Festival Calendar

Here are some of the events you can look forward to in this year's Dorchester Literary Festival. We'll be announcing more as they are confirmed. Tickets will be available from late August.

Please keep touch via the website and our Facebook and Twitter platforms.

We send you our warm wishes for your good health, and hope to see you in October 2022

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson


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The 2022 Festival Calendar

Saturday 15th October 2022

Monday 17th October 2022

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Wednesday 19th October 2022

Thursday 20th October 2022

Friday 21st October 2022

Saturday 22nd October 2022

This Year's Events


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 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

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 enjoyed my visit to Dorchester tremendously and I was touched by both the enthusiasm of the audience and by the warm generosity of you and your team.

Leo McKinstry
Feedback From 2019 Festival

On behalf of everyone at People First Dorset, I'd like to say a huge thank you for all your support...we've all loved being part of the. Festival.

Laura Kerr
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Congratulations to you all for an excellent festival and coping so well with Covid restrictions.

George Mortimer
Feedback From 2021 Festival

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