Dorchester Literary FestivalDorchester Literary Festival

Download the PDF Brochure here [6Mb]We have started planning events for this year's festival and some  we've confirmed are already on the website.  There are more exciting events in the pipeline so keep in touch. 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 Festival Calendar

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

 I very much enjoyed the whole occasion, and want to thank you for all your hospitality.

Jamie McKendrick
Feedback From 2017 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

Very well organised, excellent variety in terms of author and presentation. Favourite was Tony Robinson, but I also really enjoyed Julia Shaw (memory very thought provoking), Richard Dannatt (good solid start to festival) JOHN Wright (local and good humour) Alison Weir (such research and knowledge) and Victoria Hislop (novel in a different style).

Jeanne Holmes
Feedback From 2016 Festival

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

Thank you for asking me to take part in the Hardy Today event. I enjoyed it very much.

Virginia Astley
Feedback From 2017 Festival

...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

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