Dorchester Literary Festival 2020Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

Planning for the 2020 Dorchester Literary Festival is well under way and we have already confirmed some wonderful authors. We are obviously keeping watch on government guidelines in the light of the Coronovirus pandemic, but at present we are hopeful the festival will go ahead as planned in October.

You can see some of this year's exciting line-up listed below and on our What's On page.

If you enjoyed last year's festival and would like to benefit from special offers why not join us as a Friend and help support our festival

Keep well, stay safe and we hope to see you in October.

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors


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This Year's Events


We thoroughly enjoyed the Literary Festival again this year and eagerly await the next one...Thank you for bringing a great event to Dorchester. 

Christina Hicks
Feedback From 2016 Festival

Thanks for your warm  welcome at the festival!

A N Wilson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I had a lovely time...Prue (Leith)  is the type of person I want to be when I grow up!

Steve Harris
Feedback From 2019 Festival

I SO enjoyed yesterday. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and what a lovely festival, lovely venue and lovely audience. And Jason was just brilliant. Thank you very, very much for inviting me.

Penny Junor
Feedback From 2017 Festival

 I very much enjoyed the whole occasion, and want to thank you for all your hospitality.

Jamie McKendrick
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I loved being part of your festival and would be only to happy to be lined up again.

Vanessa Berridge
Feedback From 2019 Festival

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