Dorchester Literary FestivalDorchester Literary Festival 18th-22nd October

Events in 2017

Here is the line up for this year's festival. Times and venues may change so keep watching the website and our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for the latest news. Events last approximately one hour and we've allowed enough time in between each one to allow you to go to consecutive events should you wish to do so, although in some cases you will 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 after each event.

We're giving you £5 off every 3 tickets bought in a single transaction. (The discount is applied at checkout.)

The Festival Charity for 2017 is
 


 

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What's on in 2017


This Year's Events

Feedback

  • A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.

    Tracy Chevalier
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

    Audience Feedback
    Feedback From 2015 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

  • Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...

    Tracy Chevalier
    Feedback From 2015 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

  • 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