Dorchester Literary FestivalDorchester Literary Festival

Download the PDF Brochure here [6Mb]Events for this year's festival are now confirmed and on the website.  The brochure is being prepared and will be ready shortly. We'll also post the latest news on our Facebook page and keep Twitter updated with the latest news.

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 2019 Festival Calendar

Saturday 12th October 2019

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Thursday 17th October 2019

Friday 18th October 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

What's on in 2019

This Year's Events

Feedback

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

I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating. 

John Wright
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!

Maura Brickell
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.

Sue Slater
Feedback From 2016 Festival

It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.

Christine Savill
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

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