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 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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Local Writers Competition update
Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writers 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

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.

John Challis
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I very much enjoyed giving my talk and meeting you and all your colleagues. I can think of no way you could have been more accommodating. 

John Wright
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!

Maura Brickell
Feedback From 2016 Festival

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.

Janet Evans
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I attended 4 events, next year I will want to attend even more talks. 
A friend came to stay with us and she was equally impressed by the talks she attended.

Gill Borg
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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!

Penrose Halson
Feedback From 2016 Festival