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

 THE 2018 FESTIVAL IS NOW TAKING SHAPE ...

Here are the events we've already confirmed: for more details see What's On. We hope that there will be plenty to tempt you to come along. Events last one hour and tickets will be on sale from August.

Paul Atterbury and Janet Gleeson
Festival Directors

 

This Year's Events

Feedback

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).

Jeanne Holmes
Feedback From 2016 Festival

It is really great to have a Literary Festival in Dorchester and I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making it happen.

Janet Evans
Feedback From 2016 Festival

I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.

Andrea Clarke
Feedback From 2016 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

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

Tracy Chevalier
Feedback From 2015 Festival

I had a wonderful time in Dorchester. Very best wishes, Tom.

Thomas Williams
Feedback From 2017 Festival