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 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 the following:

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). 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.

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


2022 Events Programme

Usually at The Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne 

Doors open 6.30. Talk starts 7pm.

25th Feb - Victoria Glendinning on her book Family Business about the John Lewis Partnership

30th March - Tristan Gooley on The Secret World of Weather

21st April - Benedict Allen on Explorer - the Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown

13th May - Saul David on SBS - Silent Warriors, one of The Daily Telegraph's best books of 2021

8th June - Roger Morgan Grenville on Taking Stock: A Journey among Cows

6th July - Alison Weir on Elizabeth of York, the Last White Rose

14th Sept - AK Blakemore on The Manningtree Witches, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award

25th Oct - Max Hastings on Abyss, The Cuban Missile Crisis

30th Nov - Amy Jeffs on Wild

Words With Wine (and canapés)

The Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne

21 July - Sir Christopher Coville

4 Oct - Colin Heber Percy

2023 Events Programme

24th Jan - AGM and Event Launch (Raleigh Hall)

More events to be announced.

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 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 (i.e. Eventbrite) - Winstone's Bookshop at 8 Cheap Street, Sherborne (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).