Dorchester Literary Festival 2018Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival 17th-21st October 2018

 THE 2018 FESTIVAL IS NOW TAKING SHAPE ...

Here are the events we've already confirmed: for more details see What's On. We hope that there will be plenty to tempt you to come along. Events last one hour and tickets will be on sale from August.

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson
Festival Directors

 

Latest News

Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Competition

The award ceremony will be held on 12th July at The Duchess of Cornwall, Poundbury...

Local Writers Competition update

Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writers Prize...

This Year's Events

Feedback

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

I had a wonderful time in Dorchester. Very best wishes, Tom.

Thomas Williams
Feedback From 2017 Festival

...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

I very much enjoyed the events I came to at the Dorchester  Literary festival. It was all very well organised. The sessions on The Seabird's cry, Bee Quest, and The Otter's Tale were brilliant. 

Helen Austin
Feedback From 2017 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

Thanks again for organising a lovely event.

Dave Goulson
Feedback From 2017 Festival