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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.

Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough, A flask of wine, a book of verse...
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, trans Edward Fitzgerald, 1859
Books are not absolutely dead
John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested...
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather, and a little music out of doors
John Keats, letter to Fanny Keats, Aug, 1819

Next meeting:  Christmas Lunch  – Wednesday December 6th, at 1pm at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE. 

Entertainment: Witty readings by our Patron, Simon Brett and some of our members.

Ticketed event for Members and Guests.  £28 per head

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

The London Walk will be on May 12th along the river in Chiswick and to Chiswick house after lunch.                                                

 

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 “Seriously Funny … and other Oxymorons is released on September 13th.

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.

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We welcome old and new members and visitors to our new venue!

Membership Secretary: Marjorie James  mjames131@btinternet.com