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


July 3rd


Doors open 1.30 pm


The Austen Sisters : Rowan Suart



at Boxgrove Village Hall, PO18 OEE


Visitors welcome, £6.00 on the door.

Students £2.00


01243 536273


The Austen Sisters: Rowan Suart

Rowan  is an actress and speaker with a long career in theatre, television and radio. She also writes, performs, and produces party plays for adults and children, and is a guest speaker for Hants/Surrey/Sussex groups with her various literary presentations. She will perform her latest,  The Austen Sisters, for the Chichester Literary Society on 3 July, 2019. We look forward to an entertaining afternoon.


Other Literary Events


The Mysterious Case of the Haberdasher’s Scissors

Dr. Alison Habens and Matt Wingett

Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm


The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton Po9 3LH

Doors open 6.30pm

Only a few tickets left!

Tickets £4.00 Box Office: 023 9237 5594


This fascinating presentation is based on the astonishing discovery that

H.G.Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling met in the old

Drapery Bazaar on Kings Rd., Southsea.

These three giants of 19th century literature were involved in a dark mystery that could have come from one of their own stories. Hear it unfold through a series of extracts from their  biographies.









"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.

Elizabeth Cassie chatting with members.
Jeremy Tomlinson and Louise James at June 2019 meeting.
Gordon Griffin speaking on audio-books April, 2019