SLS Events

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 would plan to have these talks in a larger venue. Scroll down to see the events planned for 2021 and how to purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Words with Wine - These are less formal occasions held in a smaller venue where a local, or less well-established, author talks about their book(s).

Poetry Plus - Again usually held in a smaller, less formal, venue and could include a range of events all obviously linked to the love of poetry.


Words with Wine Event and AGM


Tuesday 25th January 2022

Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, DT9 3NL

Peter Tait

Crossing the Genres: Finding Thomas Hardy

Peter will be looking at the fiction, faction and non-fiction written around Hardy and what the different genres tell us about Hardy – and why truth is sometimes elusive.

Doors open at 7 pm for canapés and a glass of wine.

The Society AGM will take place immediately before this event at 7.15pm.

Tickets for this talk £5 - available from Winstone's Bookshop and on the door

Attending the AGM is free but only members can vote.

How to Buy Tickets

You can purchase tickets for our main events easily online through Eventbrite – simply click on the event link in the list below.


With the demise of the Tourist Information Centre we currently have only one alternative retail option for those unable to access tickets through the website - Winstone's Bookshop at 8 Cheap Street (01935 816128) will have a limited  number of paper tickets available over the counter. 


Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door but we highly recommend purchasing them in advance.

For Society events, such as Words with Wine or Poetry Plus, tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance through Winstone's Bookshop at 8 Cheap Street, Sherborne (01935 816128).