Dorchester Literary Festival 2018Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

 

THE 2019 FESTIVAL IS NOW TAKING SHAPE...

We have been busy talking to publishers and authors and we're thrilled at the wonderfully varied line up that is already confirmed. We've listed some of these below and there's more in the pipeline so do keep in touch. Tickets will go on sale in August, with a special two week early bird opportunity and discount for anyone signed up as a Friend of the DLF so why not join us  as a Friend and make sure you don't miss out on any of the great events this year while you help support our festival. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors

 

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This Year's Events

Feedback

I thought the event had a really good feel to it - and people couldn't have been friendlier and more welcoming. Good luck with future events.

Adam Ockelford
Feedback From 2017 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

Going from strength to strength, well done!

Polly Greenway, Domvs
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thanks very much... It was fun and the audience very responsive.

Adam Nicolson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!

Penrose Halson
Feedback From 2016 Festival