'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...
...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...
Congratulations to the whole Lit Fest team. I am glad it has been such a well-deserved success! The huge effort put into it is very clear to see, it is great when that is acknowledged and rewarded! We have been very happy to host the event -we are all very proud to be involved with the Lit Fest...
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.
Kate Adie's Desert Island Books was thoroughly enjoyable! I had no idea she was (a) so glamorous and (b) so delightfully funny.
Thank you very much for having me to the festival and making me feel so welcome.
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!