Chichester Literary Society

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Our Next Meeting


August 21st

Welcome Refreshments 1.30 pm

Talk at 2pm

(N.B. No Aug 7th meeting)


Virginia McKenna

The celebrated actress and wildlife campaigner will

give a presentation on her work and writing life.



at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE


Visitors welcome, £8.00 on the door.


Students £2.00


01243 536273


Virginia McKenna

 Virginia McKenna

We are delighted to be welcoming Virginia McKenna, the well known actress and wildlife campaigner. Her memoir The Life of My Years was published in 2009 and appeared in paperback in 2010. Her book of poetry Tonight the Moon is Red was published in 2014. She is heavily involved in animal conservation and welfare.

She was awarded an OBE in 2004 for her contribution to the arts and animal welfare.

We look forward to seeing all our members and visitors. Refreshments will be served on arrival.

Other Literary Events

Short Story Anthology Bognor Regis Write Club

Short Story Competition Winners

Bognor Regis Write Club

David Warwick, one of our longstanding members, has come fourth in a local short story competition. The award presentation was held recently at Bognor Regis centre with our patron, Simon Brett presenting the awards. The book is called Meet the Winners , published by Aldwick (£9)  and compiled by the Bognor Regis Write Club. It is available in paperback and Ebook from Amazon. Well done David!

David also published a novel, Chorus Endings, set in the Meon Valley in 2016.

See photo below of the recent short story award presentation at Bognor Regis Centre on July 15, 2019.





"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King
"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."

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

Short Story Competition Presentation. David Warwick third from right, Simon Brett on right.
Elizabeth Cassie chatting with members.
Jeremy Tomlinson and Louise James at June 2019 meeting.
Gordon Griffin speaking on audio-books April, 2019