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


February 5th


Ten Short Story Writers

Presented by Alastair Alexander

at 2pm

Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm

New members welcome. Visitors £7 on the door.

Students £2







Ten Short Story Writers

Presented by Alastair Alexander

Wednesday, February 5th at 2pm


Alastair will present his personal choices which he says may be controversial and lead to an interesting discussion after the talk. We look forward to him revealing his choices!

Alastair has published a book of short stories called

“Plain Tales from the Riverbank” with a common theme of fishing.








Other Literary Events

John Keats 200 Year Celebration

January 18th

St Pancras Church, Eastgate,

PO19 7LJ

at 5.30pm

A talk on his life and readings from his poetry and  letters organised by University of Chichester and the South Downs Poetry Festival and in partnership with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association.

Admission Free

See Chichester Observer article of Jan 9th, p.52  and for more details.


Open Mic Poetry Chichester

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

Richard Williams from Portsmouth on

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, 7.30pm. JUBILEE HALL, NEW PARK CENTRE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7XY.





That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Jhumpa Lahiri
We read to know we are not alone
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 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.
Christmas Lunch 2019