THE 2017 FESTIVAL IS NOW OVER ...
Click the link below to hear Co Director Paul Atterbury talking about his personal highlights: If you came to any of them, or to any of our other events, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Do let us know what you think:
We were thrilled that our third festival exceeded our expectations. We had five wonderful days of entertaining, enlightening and stimulating talks. Headliners whose stories we enjoyed included the acclaimed crime writers Minette Walters and Val McDermid, the eminent biographer A N Wilson, the incredible Holocaust survivor Iby Knill, comedian Christopher Biggins, foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, celebrated Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, award winning writer Adam Nicolson and many more. Here are some photos of the festival taken by Peter Yendell.
Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson
This year our chosen charity is Dorset Community Foundation.
Unfortunately the Amanda Craig, Jane Corry panel event has been cancelled...
We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant
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).
Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.
I'm now back at my desk after Ann Cleeves' mammoth book tour and wanted to send a note to say a huge thank you for hosting such a fantastic event for us. It was a definite highlight out of the 30 events!
I sip my Dorset tea and just wanted to say thanks so much for the invitation to the lit fest - I thoroughly enjoyed it...
Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.