Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Boxgrove Village Hall

Wednesday, February 2nd 

We will welcome Nicola Garrard to our February 2nd meeting.

Nicola is a West Sussex author and teacher and will be speaking about her ‘coming of age’ novel 29 Locks which has been short listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize.

We hope to book Elizabeth Merry at a later date for the Kipling talk and look forward to our February meeting with Nicola Garrard. The January meeting sadly had to be cancelled because Elizabeth had to isolate for Covid in her family.


Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meeting. Ample parking

New members and guests welcome.

Visitors/Guests £7 on the door. Students £2

Annual 2022 Membership now due: Single £40, Joint £70

Cash or cheques can be accepted at the February meeting.

Please put February 2nd in your diaries.


Wanted – Membership Secretary

We are looking for a new membership secretary for 2022. Marjorie James has done a great job over the last six years and has now stepped down. If you feel able to help please speak to any committee member  for more information or email We really need your support!


Boxgrove Village Hall,



Wed Feb 2nd , 2pm

29 Locks: Nicola Garrard

You can read more about Nicola Garrard on our Speakers page.

Photos See new photos below from the December ’21 meeting with our presentation to retiring membership secretary Marjorie James, our Dec’21 speaker Elizabeth Cassie in festive gown,  our lovely new banner designed by member Nigel Gossop, and lastly our current committee.




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

Other Literary Events

Open Mic Poetry Chichester

For more information please go to the website below.


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








The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
Fernando Pessoa
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.

Marjorie James, our retiring membership secretary with Louise James at Dec'21 meeting.
CLS Banner 2022 Designed by Nigel Gossop
Elizabeth Cassie Dec '21 Meeting
CLS Committee 2022