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


 Good News!

Boxgrove Meetings Have Resumed!

After a very successful and well attended meeting at Boxgrove Village Hall in July, we are all set for our next meeting in August.

Simon Brett, our Patron, entertained us on July 7th, 2021 with his presentation on Diary Writing including many amusing readings and anecdotes. This was our first ‘live’ meeting since COVID lockdown halted meetings after March 2020.

We look forward to seeing you all again in August. Please put the date in your diaries!



Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meeting.

New members welcome. Visitors/Guests £7 on the door.

Students £2


Wed, August 4th, 2pm  

Bill Alder: Georges Simenon


Bill will be talking about Simenon, the well known writer of over four hundred stories and the creator of the Maigret detective series. Bill is the author of Maigret, Simenon and France (2012, Macfarland).

You can read more about Bill Alder on our Speaker page.


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


You may  view details of future meetings  on the Events page of this website.

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
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine
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

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.