'MORE than 20 events will fill a five-day programme as this year’s Dorchester Literary Festival is planned to be bigger and better than its first year.
A launch event was held at Duke’s Auctioneers in Brewery Square to get book lovers excited for this year’s programme.
The festival has been extended to a five-day event and is being held from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23.
Headliners include Tracy Chevalier, Tony Robinson, Ann Cleeves, Victoria Hislop, Rachel Joyce, Dinah Jefferies, Richard Dannatt, Kate Adie, Alison Weir, Judith Millar, John Challis, Graham Hoyland, John Wright, Elizabeth Luard, and many more.'
Helen Mockridge: 29th Jul 2016 14:05:00
Ben Fogle and Thomasina Miers
Minette Walters is back
The Last Hours is crime-writer Minette Walters' first full length novel in ten years.
Take A Look At Our #DorchLitFest2017 Festival Flyer
We have now published the flyer for Dorchester Literary Festival 2017. Download your copy in PDF format now.
Henry Blofeld coming to Dorchester
Henry Blofeld the voice of cricket is coming to the Dorchester Literary Festival on Saturday 21st October to discuss his memoir Over and Out.
Ian Mortimer The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history...
I don't think you could improve on the experience! Good luck with your plans for 2017 and I wish you all the very best.
It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.
The festival was well organised, we enjoyed the talks we attended and very much hope to attend next year.
It was much appreciated that you included Victoria Hislop in this year's festival. As always she was charming and entertaining.
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...