Welcome to the Dorchester Literary Festival
12th–19th October 2024

Planning for our tenth Dorchester Literary Festival is now underway and we have already confirmed some brilliant writers whose details you will find below. We are still working on the lineup and will be adding more events as we confirm them.

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. If you came to some of our events last year we hope you enjoyed them and will come again this October. Tickets will be on sale to Friends of the Festival from Friday 16th–Friday 30th August and on general release from Saturday 31st August. Friends of the Festival will also receive an invitation to our launch party on 25th September, and 10% discount on tickets bought from 16th–30th August.

We look forward to seeing you in October 2024.

Janet Gleeson
Festival Director

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This year the DLF  raised over £2000 for Weldmar Hospicecare, a charity that looks after adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness, such as heart disease, cancer, or neurological conditions.