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 nineteenth annual award-winning Sherborne Abbey Festival took place on a sunny May bank holiday weekend as thousands flocked to twenty five different concerts in the town, around seventy percent of which were free-entry. The 20th annual festival takes place on 3-7th May 2019.