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For lovers of good books and creative expression

 

Welcome to the Sherborne Literary Society website. We hope you enjoy your visit. You can now access all Society  and Event information in one place, as well as purchase/renew your Membership and read the latest Book Reviews.

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We exist to:

Raise the profile of reading

Provide a forum for the local area's aspiring writers and give access to established ones.

Raise the profile of writing

Create an interest in books among young audiences and continue to inspire older ones.

Meet and share new ideas

Bring together national and local authors to discuss their writing and share inspiration.

Encourage creative expression

Demonstrate the fun and creativity associated with the written word in all forms.

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NEWS:

Our Current Programme of Events

 

Our programme is now almost complete through until the end of the year and can be seen by clicking the button below.

For the past three years the Society has not run a festival  concentrated into a few days but instead has spread "Festival" events through the year to ensure that it provided authors with the opportunity to promote their latest work at the nearest convenient date to publication. Our activities were of course interrupted by the pandemic so that the Society effectively relaunched in the late Summer of 2021. With some new blood on our committee and a more  optimistic outlook for the holding of events in 2022 and beyond, the Society presents an interesting, entertaining and diverse range of speakers and subjects..

Toby Harnden - Cancellation

 

Sadly, Toby Harnden has had to cancel his talk on 24th May. Tickets will be refunded but we hope to be able to host Toby at some future date.

 

Eventbrite

 

If you booked through Eventbrite, we will automatically refund to the account you paid with.

Winstone’s

If you booked at Winstone’s you should return your tickets there for a cash refund or you can send them to Sherborne Literary Society c/o Abbots Fee, Greenhill, Sherborne DT9 4EP enclosing either your bank account details for a bank transfer or a self addressed envelope (no need for a stamp) for a cheque. Please ensure you also enclose your email address so that we can easily contact you if there is a query. 

Dame Kelly Holmes - Cancellation

 

Dame Kelly Holmes was originally booked to talk to us in 2020 but the event was postponed because of the pandemic. We have tried to reschedule and although Dame Kelly still intends to fulfil the commitment it seems unlikely now that it will be this year. So, unfortunately we have decided to draw a line and return ticket money to those people still holding on. It seemed unfair to continue to hold onto it any longer.

 

If we do eventually put a date in the diary our members and subscribers will hear first and have the opportunity to rebook. Our apologies to all who did buy tickets and thank you for your patience.

 

Eventbrite

 

If you booked through Eventbrite, we will automatically refund to the account you paid with.

 

Winstone’s

If you booked at Winstone’s you should return your tickets there for a cash refund or you can send them to Sherborne Literary Society c/o Abbots Fee, Greenhill, Sherborne DT9 4EP enclosing either your bank account details for a bank transfer or a self addressed envelope (no need for a stamp) for a cheque. Please ensure you also enclose your email address so that we can easily contact you if there is a query. 

 

We cannot refund you without the return of the original tickets.

 

Eventbrite e-ticket via Tourist Information Office

 

If you booked at the (now demised) Sherborne Tourist Information Office please contact us at info@sherborneliterarysociety.com. We will endeavour to contact ticket holders but in some cases only have a name and no contact details.

 

We cannot process an automatic refund. We will need bank details to make a bank transfer or we can send a cheque as above.

NEXT EVENT:



Roger Morgan-Grenville
on 
Taking Stock:

A Journey Among Cows

Weds 8th June

The Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne DT9 3NL

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm

Refreshments will be available

At the age of 61, with no farming experience, Roger signed on as a part-time labourer on a beef cattle farm to tell its side of the story. The result is this lyrical and evocative book.

Part history, part adventure and part unsentimental manifesto for how we should treat cows in the 21st century, Taking Stock asks us to think carefully about what we eat, and to let nature back into food production. 

Roger Morgan-Grenville was a soldier from 1978-86 and later helped to set up the charity Help for Heroes.