Chichester Literary Society

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.

Our Next Meeting


Coronavirus Update January 2021

Unfortunately we have not been able to have a monthly meeting since our last one in March 2020.

We hope to resume meetings as soon as government guidelines allow.

We had hoped to be able to meet in March but this is not now possible owing to current government restrictions. As soon as we are able to resume meetings we will let you know via email and this website.

Scheduled speakers missed this year will be carried forward to next year’s calendar. Hopefully, we will be able to meet later this year using our scheduled speakers.

At our last committee meeting it was decided that there will be no 2021 membership fee for members who paid their 2020 membership fee. Unpaid 2020 members and  new members and visitors will pay the 2021 fees.

The committee is meeting via Zoom and is working to ensure the continued success of the Society.  It is difficult to make plans in the current circumstances but we hope to meet you all again sometime this year!




Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meetings.

New members welcome. Visitors £7 on the door.

Students £2


No Meetings Under Lockdown

Our monthly meetings with guest speakers are regretfully suspended until the current lockdown is lifted and social gatherings permitted.

We hope to meet again later in the year.




Other Literary Events

Open Mic Poetry Chichester

Meetings suspended due to Coronavirus pandemic but Open Mic poems may be submitted for the website. For more information please go to the website below.


Guest poets launch each session followed by an open mic. Listeners equally welcome. 7.30pm








Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
Fernando Pessoa
Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.
Mason Cooley
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. LeGuin
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

We welcome old and new members and visitors to Boxgrove Village Hall.

Elizabeth Merry - March 2020
Elizabeth Merry at March 2020 Talk on Lord Byron
Anne Rowe with Louise James at Nov 6, 2019 meeting on Romantic Poets.
Alastair Alexander at our Feb '20 meeting.