Dorchester Literary Festival 2022Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

The 8th Dorchester Literary Festival is already taking shape. Here are some of the authors who will be coming to speak. We will add details of others as they are confirmed. We can't wait to welcome audiences in October, meanwhile do keep checking the website and our social media platforms for the latest news.

Best wishes

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors


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Choosing events for DLF 2022

Choosing events for DLF 2022...

This Year's Events


Thanks so certainly was good fun.

Adam Nicolson
Feedback From 2019 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

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 enjoyed my visit to Dorchester tremendously and I was touched by both the enthusiasm of the audience and by the warm generosity of you and your team.

Leo McKinstry
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thanks for the invitation to Dorchester- most enjoyable (and an appreciative audience) with the added bonus of meeting Lynne Truss!

James Le Fanu
Feedback From 2018 Festival

I really enjoyed this year's festival and all the extra work that must have been involved was greatly appreciated. Looking foward to next year already.

Sue Baker
Feedback From 2021 Festival

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