Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Wednesday, 6th December



For our November ’23 meeting Bill Alder gave us an interesting presentation on Normandy through the eyes of classic French authors, including Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola and contemporary author Annie Ernaux.

On December 6th we will welcome our patron Simon Brett, who will entertain us with his Crime in Rhyme presentation.


Friendly Reminder – Renewal Subscriptions Due Jan 3rd, 2024.

No increase in subscription renewal for 2024!

Individual Membership £45

Joint Subscription £80

Please pay by Bank Transfer or Cheque and send completed renewal form to our Treasurer , Brian French. See link below for renewal form.


Volunteer Committee Members – We Need You!

We are looking for new volunteer committee members from the membership so please think about volunteering your services, especially if you have technology skills! Please talk to a committee member if you can help out.


Meeting Venue

Boxgrove Village Hall,


Visitors very welcome!

Doors open at 1.30pm for 2pm start.

Members Free, Visitors £8, Students £2 on the door – no need to book.

There is a large car park.






Wednesday, 6th December  



Christmas Social


One Man Play – Crime in Rhyme

Written and Performed by

Simon Brett

Seasonal Refreshments



Photos See photo below from our November ’23 meeting –  Bill Alder with Brian French , and the Crocker plaque outside Kim’s bookshop,   and cover of Crocker booklet, plus a photo from our very enjoyable August 2nd Open Day.



We look forward to seeing you all again at Boxgrove Village Hall.

Local Literary Events


Open Mic Poetry Chichester

For more information please go to the website below.


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









One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montague.
Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jean Rhys
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin

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

In Conversation - Simon Brett & Rick Gekoski
BillAlder Bill Alder R, with Brian French Nov ‘23
Crocker Booklet 36p