Sherborne Literary Festival

Tracey Chevalier

Tracey Chevalier

Organised by the Sherborne Literary Society the inaugural festival took place in 2012. The 2013 Literary Festival will be held from 16th – 20th October and will feature 27 events with novelists, journalists, poets, scriptwriters, biographers and comedy writers.

Authors will discuss their work in The Digby Hall in Hound Street, Cheap Street Church and The Arch.
and there will be workshops, Poetry in Pubs, competitions and activities for children.

New this year is a writer in residence, Diana Cambridge, agony aunt for Writing Magazine. She will be setting up a free daily drop-in writers’ clinic . Also new will be a book swap table and festival café.

The Countess of Carnarvon will open the festival talking about the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, and the people who lived there. The popular TV drama is filmed in the castle.

On Sunday there is an opportunity for any local publisher and author to promote their book at the local publishers and authors day.

Former BBC news correspondent Kate Adie will be talking about her new book, Fighting on the Home Front to close the festival.

Tickets are available from the Sherborne Tourist Information Centre in Digby Road, through www.sherborneliterarysociety. com, at the festival café, or on the door.

Speakers include:

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