The Dorchester Literary Fesitval launches THE DLF Local Writing Prize as a way to support homegrown literary talent.

We are thrilled to launch the first annual DLF Lotal Writing Prize, to encourage and support local writers.

 

Over the past three years the DLF has celebrated Dorchester's rich literary past by showcasing some of the most exciting writing of the present. Now, we're looking to the future.

The prize offers a fantastic opportunity for writers whose work has been published at a local level to gain national exposure and notice from the wider literary establishment.

We are looking for book lenght submissions of works of fiction, non fiction, or short stories that have been published by a local independent publisher, or self-published, from any writer based in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall.

More details are on the Writing Prize tab on this website.

Janet Gleeson: 27th Sep 2017 13:58:00

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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
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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.

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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
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We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant

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

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
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My wife and I really enjoyed our first visit to DLF to hear Henry Bloefeld. Having looked through the programme further we wished we should have chosen more, but at least we shall try to get the books via the Library. Looking forward to seeing next year’s programme.

Heather and Bryan Edwards
Feedback From 2017 Festival