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Most of our events, held throughout the year, are talks given by nationally well-known authors about their latest book. Given the demand to hear them we hold these talks in a larger venue. Scroll down to see the events planned and how to purchase tickets. Apart from these larger events, we hold events such as Words with Wine which are held in a smaller venue where a local, or less well-established, author talks about their book(s). A generous canapé buffet and a glass of wine are provided and time is allowed before the talk to turn these into super social events. All talks start at 7pm unless otherwise stated, with doors open at 6.30pm.


2023/24 Events Programme


14th - 16th April 2023 - Travel Writing Festival, curated by Rory MacLean. 

Other Events

28th Feb 2023 Simon Keable-Elliot, Utterly Immoral

14th March 2023 - Lucinda Hawkesley, Dickens and Travel

14th June 2023 - Wolfgang Grulke, She Sells Sea Shells

24th July 2023 - Ferdinand Mount, Big Caesars and Little Caesars

23rd August 2023 - Cream Tea at the Grange Hotel, Oborne and visit to Wolfgang Grulke Fossil Museum. 

5th Sept - Felice Hardy, The Tennis Champion who escaped the Nazis

11th October - Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Jobs for the Girls

28 Cheap St, Sherborne (Susie Watson Designs)

Tickets at Winstone's or via Eventbrite (see below)

15th November - Richard Morton Jack, Nick Drake: The Life

The Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne

Tickets at Winstone's or via Eventbrite (see below)

30th November - Lulu Taylor, The Forgotten Tower

The Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne

Tickets at Winstone's or via Eventbrite (see below)

Canapés and refreshments from 6.30

25th January - AGM with speaker

The Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne

ALL TALKS START 7pm with Doors Open 6.30 unless otherwise stated


All books featured in our programme and many others may be purchased from Winstone's bookshop with a 10% discount for Society membersClick here.

How to Buy Tickets

You can purchase tickets for our events other than Words With Wine online through Eventbrite – simply click on the event link in the list below.


Additionally, Winstone's Bookshop at 8 Cheap Street, Sherborne (01935 816128) will have a limited  number of paper tickets available over the counter. 

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