Sherborne Literary Festival

Tracey Chevalier
Tracey Chevalier

Organised by the Sherborne Literary Society the inaugural festival took place in 2012.

The annual event features events with novelists, journalists, poets, scriptwriters, biographers and comedy writers.

Authors discuss their work and there are workshops, Poetry in Pubs, competitions and activities for children.

They also have a writer in residence, a book swap table and festival café.

There’s an opportunity for any local publisher and author to promote their book at the local publishers and authors day.

Former speakers have included:

  • The Countess of Carnarvon
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Michael Dobbs
  • Christopher Reid
  • Santa Montefiore
  • Viv Groskop
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Saul David
  • Kate Adie