A warm welcome to the 2016 Dorchester Literary Festival. We were thrilled that last year’s festival, our first ever, was such a resounding success and this year our aim is to make it bigger and better, bringing you acclaimed authors that will enlighten, amaze and entertain you. in the picturesque setting of our lovely county town.
Dorchester and the unspoiled countryside and dramatic coastal scenery have inspired many of Britain’s best-loved writers, including Thomas Hardy, T E Lawrence, Ian McEwan and our patron Tracy Chevalier.
We are already talking to publishers, authors and agents, and planning an exciting programme. With an eye to future talent, this year we are also honoured to be supporting a local children’s writing competition (see newslink). Our programme will be announced in May, and tickets will go on sale in August via our website, by post or from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre. Meanwhile we hope you enjoy our gallery of photos from last year’s festival. Keep watching the website for the latest updates and contact us to let us know what you think.
Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson