Welcome to the Chichester Literary Society. Explore our website to find out news and other important information about meetings and special events organised by the Society. Also discover more about our authors and speakers and have a browse through our photo gallery to see what we do.

"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King - On Writing
"In my dream world books are free and reading makes you thin."
Not known.
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

Next meeting:

June 6th  2pm  T.S. Eliot : Chris Joyce at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.

Dr Chris Joyce is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is the Lectures Organiser for the T. S. Eliot Society (UK) and a member of the T. S. Eliot Society in America. For the latter he has lectured at St Louis Missouri and at the Oxford & Cambridge Club in London.


Dr. Chris Joyce

Dr. Chris Joyce


2018 Programme  Our exciting programme for 2018 is on our Events page. Save the dates in your diary!

Congratulations to our Patron!

Our patron, Simon Brett is featured in the Chichester Observer Guide of September 7th “Simon reaches his century of books!” His latest book is  “Seriously Funny … and other Oxymorons.

John Keats statue unveiled at Eastgate, Chichester by Patricia Routledge, DBE with sculptor Vincent Gray on 26th August, 2017.

John Keats sculpture unveiled at Eastgate, Chichester by Patricia Rutledge DBE with sculptor Vincent Gray on 26th August, 2017.

Chichester Literary Society contributed towards the cost and several of our members attended the ceremony on a lovely, sunny afternoon.


We welcome old and new members and visitors to Boxgrove Village Hall.

Membership Secretary: Marjorie James  mjames131@btinternet.com