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 September 2020

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

We hope to resume meetings in March 2021. Plans are going ahead for the booking of speakers for next year. At our last committee meeting it was decided that 9 months of fees would be waived for current members to cover the nine months of missed meetings. New members and visitors will pay the normal fees.

The committee 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 in March.




Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meetings.

New members welcome. Visitors £7 on the door.

Students £2


No Meetings Until Social Distancing Rules are Eased

Our monthly meetings with guest speakers are regretfully suspended until current  restrictions on social distancing are eased.

We hope to meet again in March 2021.





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








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

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.