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


January 8th


“New Year”  Words Theme

Members selections and readings of prose and poetry

at 2pm

Boxgrove Village Hall,










“New Year” Words Theme

Wednesday, January 8th at 2pm

Unfortunately John Clegg has been unwell and is unable to give the Dylan Thomas talk in January so instead we are having our popular “Words” afternoon. Members are invited to select a poem or short prose piece, not longer than three minutes to read aloud. Please send your choices to Louise James by 31st December so that she can prepare the programme.

Even if you do not want to read aloud please come along and enjoy listening, meeting up again and welcoming our new members.









Other Literary Events

Open Mic Poetry Chichester

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


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
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King

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.
Anne Rowe with Louise James at Nov 6, 2019 meeting on Romantic Poets.
Virginia McKenna signing her book for CLS member.