Visiting The Festival

We're looking forward to this years festival and we have put together this page to help provide some information on visiting this years Dorchester Literary Festival. Further updates will be posted to this page as and when talks and events are confirmed. This page will help provide information on parking, venues, the Dorchester area, accessibility and much more. As well as catering for people visiting Dorchester, Dorset and needing somewhere to stay and places to eat.


Latest News

Local Writers Competition update

Hall & Woodhouse DLF Local Writers Prize...

Kate Adie

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

This Year's Events


Thanks very much... It was fun and the audience very responsive.

Adam Nicolson
Feedback From 2017 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 had a wonderful time in Dorchester. Very best wishes, Tom.

Thomas Williams
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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

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

We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.

Edwina Toone
Feedback From 2016 Festival