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
"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."
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King - On Writing

Next meeting:

April 4th, 2pm  Miles Leeson talk on Mervyn Peake in Sussex at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.

Miles Leeson is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Chichester and the Director of the Iris Murdoch Research centre. His interest in Peake was sparked by studying Gormenghast at ‘A’ level, and developed by reading Peake’s fiction and poetry. He was involved in the Peake Centenary Conference at the University in 2011.

Chichester Screening of “Twelfth Night”

RSC Director, Christopher Luscombe was interviewed by Al Senter at our recent March meeting.

Christopher Luscombe’s  production of “Twelfth Night” will be shown at New Park Cinema (Delayed Live) on Saturday, March 17th at 2.15 pm.

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

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

Numbers are limited to 15, so names please, ASAP to committee member, Roberta Grieve,  if you wish to join the walk. First  come , first served. We will be visiting the homes of A.P. Herbert, William Morris and the premises of Dove Press. There will be a stop for lunch and the walk will be directed by our London expert, Charles Kay. Cost is £15 (for one day travel card)  plus entry to Chiswick House (free to Art Pass holders).



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