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


Monthly meetings suspended due to coronavirus situation.

All meetings regretfully postponed until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to resume meetings as soon as the situation allows.



at 2pm

Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm

New members welcome. Visitors £7 on the door.

Students £2



No Meetings Until Restrictions Lifted

Our monthly meetings with guest speakers are regretfully suspended until current  restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

We hope to meet again before too long!







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








Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry
That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Jhumpa Lahiri
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham
We read to know we are not alone

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

Frances White Sept '19 Meeting Iris Murdoch Talk
Christmas Lunch 2019
Anne Rowe with Louise James at Nov 6, 2019 meeting on Romantic Poets.
Alastair Alexander at our Feb '20 meeting.