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


March 6th


Doors open 1.30 pm


Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes to the Cottingley Fairies.

Talk by Douglas Kerr


at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE


Visitors welcome, £6.00 on the door.

Students £2.00


01243 536273


Douglas Kerr
Douglas Kerr

Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes to the Cottingley Fairies – Douglas Kerr

Douglas Kerr recently retired after more than thirty years at the University of Hong Kong, where he was Professor of English and Dean of Arts. He is the author of  Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession and Practice  ( OUP, 2013).  He is the General Editor of the Edinburgh University Press edition of the Works of Conan Doyle, and is at work on a new edition of Conan Doyle’s autobiography, Memories and Adventures. We look forward to hearing from an enthusiast and expert on Conan Doyle.

Other Literary Events


Fishbourne’s 4th Literary Festival

Saturday March 30th

9.30am – 5pm

Talks by authors Elly Griffiths, Luke Jennings, Kate Mosse, Peter Parker, and Duncan Salkeld at Fishbourne Church, PO19 3XT.

Book Sale, Stalls, Book Grab in St. Peter’s Place (Fishbourne Church Hall)

Tickets for talks call 07769 700669

or visit

Proceeds shared between Church and Stonepillow.







"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
Stephen King
"I have always imagined Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorges Luis Borges

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

Christmas Lunch 2018
Christmas Lunch 2018