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

 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.

Download the Dorchester Literary Festival Programme for 2017 as a PDF file here.

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson

Festival Directors

This year our chosen charity is Dorset Community Foundation.

Special Thanks to our Main Sponsors

 

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Feedback

Thank you for asking me to take part in the Hardy Today event. I enjoyed it very much.

Virginia Astley
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Thanks for your warm  welcome at the festival!

A N Wilson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.

You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.

Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.

Mike Nixon, Thomas Hardy Society
Feedback From 2016 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

Thanks again for organising a lovely event.

Dave Goulson
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

Catherine Mayer
Feedback From 2015 Festival