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


October 2nd


Vladimir Nabokov


Dr. Miles Leeson



at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.


Visitors welcome, £6.00 on the door

Students £2.00

Doors open from 1.30pm


01243 536273


Miles Leeson

Vladimir Nabokov, Recovered

In this talk , Miles Leeson, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Chichester, will introduce Nabokov’s life and work and claim that, far from being a cause célèbre due to Lolita, his writing should be seen as the equal of Joyce, Woolf, Beckett and other seminal early-to-mid 20th Century writers.

Other Literary Events

Short Story Anthology Bognor Regis Write Club

Short Story Competition Winners

Bognor Regis Write Club

David Warwick, one of our longstanding members, has come fourth in a local short story competition. The award presentation was held recently at Bognor Regis centre with our patron, Simon Brett presenting the awards. The book is called Meet the Winners , published by Aldwick (£9)  and compiled by the Bognor Regis Write Club. It is available in paperback and Ebook from Amazon. Well done David!

David also published a novel, Chorus Endings, set in the Meon Valley in 2016.

See photo below of the recent short story award presentation at Bognor Regis Centre on July 15, 2019.





"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King
"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

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

Virginia McKenna signing her book for CLS member.
Short Story Competition Presentation. David Warwick third from right, Simon Brett on right.
Virginia McKenna at our Aug '19 Meeting
Jeremy Tomlinson and Louise James at June 2019 meeting.
Gordon Griffin speaking on audio-books April, 2019