Dorchester Literary Festival 2018Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival 17th-21st October 2018

 THE 2018 FESTIVAL IS NOW TAKING SHAPE ...

Here are the events we've already confirmed: for more details see What's On. We hope that there will be plenty to tempt you to come along. Events last one hour and tickets will be on sale from August.

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson
Festival Directors

 

Latest News

Hall & Woodhouse DLF Writing Competition

The award ceremony will be held on 12th July at The Duchess of Cornwall, Poundbury...

Local Writers Competition update

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This Year's Events

Feedback

Going from strength to strength, well done!

Polly Greenway, Domvs
Feedback From 2016 Festival

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

Jamie McKendrick
Feedback From 2017 Festival

I enjoyed my festival event in Dorchester very much. What a friendly welcome the audience gave me! Good luck with future festivals -- and well done.

Val McDermid
Feedback From 2017 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

Very well organised, excellent variety in terms of author and presentation. Favourite was Tony Robinson, but I also really enjoyed Julia Shaw (memory very thought provoking), Richard Dannatt (good solid start to festival) JOHN Wright (local and good humour) Alison Weir (such research and knowledge) and Victoria Hislop (novel in a different style).

Jeanne Holmes
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!

Evelyn Price
Feedback From 2016 Festival