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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Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writers Prize

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Kate Adie
Broadcaster Kate Adie OBE is joining the DLF team as patron

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DLF Local Writing Prize
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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

The festival was well organised, we enjoyed the talks we attended and very much hope to attend next year.

Sue Jennings
Feedback From 2016 Festival

A really enjoyable and unusual event. I got a good feeling from it. And am so glad the Festival in general has gone well.

Tracy Chevalier
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

Catherine Mayer
Feedback From 2015 Festival

Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.

Ben Holden
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

It is excellent that Dorchester is now on the literary map

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival