2023 Festival Dates Announced

14th-21st October 2023

The 2022 Dorchester Literary Festival has now come to a close, after we had possibly our best ever line-up. Enjoy photos of the wonderful event by clicking on the events below. Dorchester is one of the homes of literature in England.

In 2023 we’ll be celebrating our ninth festival. We’ve already started working on the line-up and we’ll be posting details of the first of the events in May. We’ll aim to create a diverse programme to entertain, inspire and enlighten you and to bring a wide range of  leading writers and thinkers for you to enjoy in the relaxed and intimate settings of Dorset’s county town, one of the homes of great literature in England. 

2023 Tickets will go on sale in August. We look forward to seeing you in 2023. 
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Janet Gleeson and Paul Atterbury
Festival Directors