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
"In my dream world books are free and reading makes you thin."
Not known.
"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

Next meeting: Wed, July  4th  2pm  Raymond Chandler: John Clegg at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.

John, one of our members and regular presenters, will speak on Raymond Chandler, the well known detective story writer, best known for The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell My Lovely. John never fails to give us a lively presentation, bringing all his acting skills to the fore!

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


Literary Event – Poetry and Prose Readings at Chichester Library on Tues July 3rd at 7.15pm for 7.30pm

       Chichester Writers’ Circle will present items written by members as a contribution to The Festival of Chichester.

Tickets  £5 from The Novium Museum,  Chichester, PO19 1QJ.

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