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.


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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See what we've been reading lately


Our Current Programme of Events

We are planning to re-start our programme for 2021 in September. 


Our Literary Festival will no longer be concentrated into a few days but will now be spread throughout the year. This will ensure that we provide authors with the opportunity to promote their latest work at the nearest convenient date to publication.

Our other events, Words with Wine (a less formal style of event) and Poetry Plus, will continue to showcase local authors and promote poetry respectively.



Festival Plus Event:
Dr Hilary Jones

Friday 7th September 2021

7pm - 10pm

The Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne

Dr Hilary Jones is a doctor in general practice who is also a very well known broadcaster and now author of a new book 'Frontline'.

Tickets: £10 (£9 for SLS Members)