Dorchester Literary Festival 2022Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival

The line up for the 8th Dorchester Literary Festival is now confirmed - and what a lineup it is! Below are details of the wonderful authors who will be coming to speak as well as a link if you want to download our brochure. Tickets go on sale on 30th August. Friends of the Festival can buy them from 14th August. 

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


Download the Dorchester Literary Festival 2022 Brochure


This Year's Events


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 SO enjoyed yesterday. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and what a lovely festival, lovely venue and lovely audience. And Jason was just brilliant. Thank you very, very much for inviting me.

Penny Junor
Feedback From 2017 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

Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...

Tracy Chevalier
Feedback From 2015 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

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

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