Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival 2023
14th–21st October 2023

In October we will be celebrating our ninth Dorchester Literary Festival. We’ve confirmed some brilliant writers for this year’s festival and you can find details of events below and on our What’s On page. The aim, as ever, is to invite leading writers and thinkers for you to enjoy in the relaxed and beautiful setting of Dorset’s county town, creating a diverse programme to entertain, inspire and enlighten you. We hope there are lots of events here to tempt you to come. Tickets will be £12.00 (£6.00 for students) and go on sale on 28th August. Become a Friend of the Dorchester Literary Festival to buy tickets from 14th August at a discounted rate.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

Janet Gleeson and Paul Atterbury
Festival Co Directors

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Upcoming events

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This year the DLF will help raise funds for Weldmar Hospicecare, a charity that looks after adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness, such as heart disease, cancer, or neurological conditions.