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.

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King - On Writing
"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: March 7th, 2pm  Christopher Luscombe, RSC Director interviewed by Al Senter at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE. 

Christopher Luscombe is an actor and director. He read English at Cambridge. He started his career as an actor, spending seven years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and while he was there he directed The Shakespeare Revue, which transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in London. His subsequent productions at Stratford include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing, both of which transferred to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He is an Associate Artist of the RSC.

Chichester Screenings – A chance to see his work!

His production of “Twelfth Night” will be shown at Cineworld, (Live) on Wednesday, February 14, 7pm and at New Park Cinema (Delayed Live) on Saturday, March 17th at 2.15pm.



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 at 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 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