'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
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...
Fergal Keane Wounds
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.
Thomasina Miers Home Cook
Thomasina Miers, founder of Wahaca, winner of BBC Masterchef in 2005, will be joining us to talk about Home Cook her book of over 300 of her favourite, fuss free, mouthwatering recipes.
Iby Knill The Woman with Nine Lives
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.
A N Wilson Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
Best selling historian A N Wilson will talk about his latest book a radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin
We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.
All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.
You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.
Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.
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.
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...
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.