Friends of the Dorchester Literary Festival

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Friend of the Dorchester Literary Festival 2018. As a Friend you will be entitled to the following privileges;

  • Two weeks priority booking before tickets go on general sale
  • Discounted tickets for selected events
  • An invitation to the launch party and other festival events
  • Listed as Friend in festival brochure and website (optional)
  • Last minute deals in the run up to and during the festival
  • Newsletter with updates on event programme

To register as a Friend please click the relevant option below and complete the online  application form that follows.

We will acknowledge receipt with a welcome letter and your membership number.

Many thanks,


Paul Gleeson and The DLF Team

Become a Friend

Choose one of the following options

Single £ 25.00Couple £ 35.00Family £ 40.00


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This Year's Events


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

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

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

My wife and I really enjoyed our first visit to DLF to hear Henry Bloefeld. Having looked through the programme further we wished we should have chosen more, but at least we shall try to get the books via the Library. Looking forward to seeing next year’s programme.

Heather and Bryan Edwards
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...

Rob Ryan
Feedback From 2015 Festival

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

Jamie McKendrick
Feedback From 2017 Festival