Dorchester Literary FestivalDorchester Literary Festival 2018
17th-21st October

We are already hard at work on this year's festival. We will keep the website,  our Facebook page and Twitter updated with the latest news and events .

Events last approximately one hour. There will be enough time in between each event  to enable you to attend consecutive events,, although in some cases you may  have to change venues. After every event Waterstones will be providing the author's books for you to buy, and there will be the opportunity to meet  authors and have a book signed. To avoid queuing books can be ordered in advance from Waterstones 

 

The Festival Calendar

 
Wednesday
17th October 2018
Thursday
18th October 2018
Friday
19th October 2018
Saturday
20th October 2018
Sunday
21st October 2018
 
 
 

What's on in 2018

This Year's Events

Feedback

I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).

Elisabeth Luard
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...

Garry Batt, Duke's
Feedback From 2016 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

I attended 4 events, next year I will want to attend even more talks. 
A friend came to stay with us and she was equally impressed by the talks she attended.

Gill Borg
Feedback From 2017 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

We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.

Edwina Toone
Feedback From 2016 Festival