The Sherborne Literary Society was formed early in 2012 and is open to everyone.
The aims are to bring together national and local writers to discuss their work. Provide a forum for the area’s own aspiring writers. Create an interest in books amongst young audiences. Raise the culture of reading. Demonstrate the fun and creativity associated with the written word. Run an annual Literary Festival for Sherborne and the surrounding area
The Pack Monday Fair was originally called the Michaelmas Fair and takes place on the first Monday after old Michaelmas Day (October 10th). Tradition states that Abbot Peter Ramsam and his workmen completed the nave of the abbey and kept a holiday on that day in 1490. The name Pack Monday was derived from the men packing up their tools. Four days of entertainment with live music and a Monday full of street traders and eateries in the heart of Sherborne