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.

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

Next meeting: Wed, Aug 1st   1pm  Summer Lunch Party at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.

Details have been sent to members. Please let our secretary know if you wish to attend before 25th July.

Members  £25   Guests  £30  Cheques payable to Chichester Literary Society.

Contact: mary sharp_914@hotmail.com   01243 775506

Music and Pimms on the lawn, weather permitting plus a little classical music.

Our founder, Irene Campbell and David Warwick are planning a lighthearted quiz between courses for your entertainment. Participation voluntary! Do join us and celebrate another successful year.



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