Chichester Literary Society

Our Next Meeting


Boxgrove Village Hall


Wednesday, September 7th

We will welcome Dr. Anthony Cane, who will give a talk on “Storytelling and the Devil”.

At our last meeting Rowan Suart  gave us a dramatic and lively presentation of literary readings . See more about this shortly on our Journal/Talks page if you missed the meeting.

Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meeting. Ample parking

New members and guests always welcome. Do come and try us out!

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


Annual 2022 Membership: Single £40, Joint £70


Please put September 7th in your diaries.


Wanted – Membership Secretary

We are looking for a new membership secretary. 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 a member to volunteer for this position.



Wed September 7th , 2pm

Storytelling and the Devil

Dr. Anthony Cane

The current Dean of Portsmouth, previously Canon Chancellor at Chichester Cathedral, will give a talk on Storytelling and the Devil with reference to Milton, C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman.

See more about Dr. Cane on our Speakers page.

Photos See photos below of Peter Fullager (June speaker),  Karin Fernald (May speaker), and Bernard Lockett (July speaker)  plus our lovely new banner designed by member Nigel Gossop.



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








Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
Jean Rhys
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montague.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.The man who never reads lives only one.
George R.R. Martin

We welcome old and new members and visitors to Boxgrove Village Hall.

Rowan Suart with Brian French Aug ‘22
CLS Banner 2022 Designed by Nigel Gossop
Karin Fernald
David Warwick with Bernard Lockett July '22 Meeting