New Sponsors

Plans for this year’s festival are well underway. We are delighted to announce that our joint main sponsors will once again be BMW Westerly and Duke’s Galleries. We are also thrilled that Hall & Woodhouse will become a gold sponsor. Thank you all for your support!

Janet Gleeson: 9th Jan 2017 10:01:00

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Orla Kiely Cancelled
Orla Kiely Cancelled

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Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize - winner announced
Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Prize - winner announced

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Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Competition - Shortlist Announced
Short list announced

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Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Competition - Long list Announced

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Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Competition
The award ceremony will be held on 12th July at The Duchess of Cornwall, Poundbury

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Feedback from 2015

I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it... Rob Ryan
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.Catherine Mayer
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format.Great audience , acoustics...Tracy Chevalier
We really enjoyed the talks we attended...and look forward to next year's event...Kate Adie was brilliantG Farmlloe
...Enjoyable,engaging, enthralling...A Hick
It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary mapR Binney

Feedback

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.

Andrea Clarke
Feedback From 2016 Festival

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).

Elisabeth Luard
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.

Michael Dooley, Poundbury Clinic
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

Catherine Mayer
Feedback From 2015 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