Chichester Literary Society

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Our Next Meeting


November 6th


Romantic Poets:

A Revolution in Thought

Anne Rowe






at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE.


Visitors welcome, £6.00 on the door

Students £2.00

Doors open from 1.30pm


01243 536273


Anne Rowe

Romantic Poets: A Revolution in Thought

Anne Rowe is Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester and Emeritus Research Fellow at Kingston University.

In this presentation Anne will outline the frameworks of Romantic philosophy and illustrate how Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats,  and women Romantic poets such as Anna Laeticia Barbauld, debate these ideas in their poetry.

Other Literary Events

Open Mic Poetry Chichester

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


Wed Oct 30th

Kate Noakes   New Park Centre

Wed Nov 27th

Richard Hawtree  New Park Centre


Wed Dec 11th  The Festive Jazz Café

St John’s Chapel, PO19 1UR

A delightful evening of seasonal readings, poetry and jazz with distinguished guests and the Jazz Smugglers band.

Tickets:£12 (incl. mince pies) from the Novium, Tower St., Chichester

01243 816525


"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King
"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.

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