The reviews are in for the  2015, 2016 and 2017 festivals, navigate below to read them:

Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Review 2016

Dorchester Literary Festival 2015

Review 2015


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This Year's Events


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

...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

Audience Feedback
Feedback From 2015 Festival

Thank you for asking me to take part in the Hardy Today event. I enjoyed it very much.

Virginia Astley
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I very much enjoyed the events I came to at the Dorchester  Literary festival. It was all very well organised. The sessions on The Seabird's cry, Bee Quest, and The Otter's Tale were brilliant. 

Helen Austin
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Thanks again for organising a lovely event.

Dave Goulson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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