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


April 1st  – Postponed due to coronavirus situation.

All meetings regretfully postponed until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to resume meetings as soon as the situation allows.


Diaries and Letters Dashed off Day by Day

Presented by Kevin Maynard


at 2pm

Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm

New members welcome. Visitors £7 on the door.

Students £2




Wednesday, April 1st at 2pm – Postponed.



Diaries and Letters Dashed off Day by Day

This talk will feature among others,

Pepys, Boswell, Waugh and Walpole.

Presented by Kevin Maynard, one of our newer members.


See more about Kevin on our speaker page.









Other Literary Events

Fishbourne Literary Festival 2020

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March – Postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. It may be re-scheduled later in the year.

9.30am – 4.30pm

at Fishbourne Church PO19 3XT

Featuring ten talks by authors, including Nicci French, Paul Kerensa, Deborah Moggach and Kate Moss

Free entry to book signings, huge book sale & refreshments

For speaker’s tickets & more

info. visit http://www.

or contact 07718 512860


Open Mic Poetry Chichester

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









That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
W. Somerset Maugham
We read to know we are not alone

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.
Alastair Alexander at our Feb '20 meeting.