Unfortunately the Amanda Craig, Jane Corry panel event has been cancelled [Janet Gleeson: 17th Oct 2017 12:48:00]
A N WILSON's Dorchester Literary Festival Event is now SOLD OUT! [Janet Gleeson: 16th Oct 2017 07:26:00]
DLF Local Writing Prize [Janet Gleeson: 27th Sep 2017 13:58:00]
Hardy Today Poetry Jamie McKendrick [Janet Gleeson: 25th Aug 2017 12:35:00]
We are disappointed to have to report that Ben Fogle and Thomasina Miers have had to withdraw from the festival this year. [Janet Gleeson: 9th Aug 2017 15:32:00]
The Last Hours is crime-writer Minette Walters' first full length novel in ten years. [Janet Gleeson: 25th Jul 2017 09:47:00]
We have now published the flyer for Dorchester Literary Festival 2017. Download your copy in PDF format now. [Jon Sloper: 7th Jul 2017 12:54:00]
Henry Blofeld the voice of cricket is coming to the Dorchester Literary Festival on Saturday 21st October to discuss his memoir Over and Out. [Janet Gleeson: 24th Jun 2017 10:21:00]
If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history... [Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:26:00]
Fergal Keane OBE will join us at the Dorchester Literary Festival to talk about his latest book Wounds A Memoir of Love and War, a family story of a murder, blood and betrayal that tore an Irish town apart and causes men to be silent still. [Janet Gleeson: 15th Mar 2017 16:20:00]
An Auschwitz Holocaust survivor, Iby Knill survived capture, imprisonment and torture before volunteering as a nurse with a slave labour transport. Now in her 90s she will join us to tell her remarkable story. [Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:13:00]
Best selling historian A N Wilson will talk about his latest book a radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin [Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:07:00]
Plans for this year’s festival are well underway. [Janet Gleeson: 9th Jan 2017 10:01:00]
The review of the Dorchester Literary Festival 2016 is in, you can read the full review on the homepage of our site. We'd love to hear any feedback from any visitors that came along to the 2016 festival. [Dorchester Literary Festival: 7th Dec 2016 15:21:00]
Here's the confirmed programme for the festival this year. [Jon Sloper: 6th Oct 2016 12:48:00]
[Helen Mockridge: 29th Jul 2016 14:05:00]
Festival all set for the next chapter, writes Harry Hogger in the Dorset Echo... [Janet Gleeson: 25th Apr 2016 09:38:00]
Forensic psychologist Dr Julia Shaw shows the astonishing ways memories are not as reliable as we think in a fascinating insight into the human brain. [Janet Gleeson: 16th Mar 2016 10:33:00]
Richard Dannatt chronicles the army's history since 1945 and talks about his new book Boots on the Ground [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:46:00]
Rachel Joyce and Dinah Jefferies talk about strong women and Hardy's legacy in modern fiction with Dr Tony Fincham [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:40:00]
Our patron Tracy Chevalier will be reading from her new book On the Edge of the Orchard and chatting to award winning cider maker Penny Strong about the trials and triumphs of apple growing and cider making. [Helen Mockridge: 14th Mar 2016 17:33:00]
Kate Adie will choose eight books that have inspired her in conversation with Paul Atterbury on Sunday 23rd October at 5.00pm [Janet Gleeson: 14th Mar 2016 17:21:00]
One of Britain's best known naturalists talks to us about one of Britain's most characteristic landscape features; the humble hedgerow and tells us why they are so important. [Helen Mockridge: 14th Mar 2016 17:03:00]
A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Literary Festival again this year and eagerly await the next one...Thank you for bringing a great event to Dorchester.
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.
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!
Thank you very much for having me to the festival and making me feel so welcome.
Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.