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


Boxgrove Monthly Meetings Have Resumed!

We have had four well attended meetings since July, back at Boxgrove Village Hall. Our October meeting was a very enjoyable presentation on The Golden Age of Illustrated Books by John Smith, the manager of our local Oxfam bookshop. Our November 3rd meeting will commence with a brief AGM, followed by the Christopher Isherwood talk.


Membership Secretary

We are looking for a new membership secretary for 2022. Marjorie James has done a great job over the last six years and is retiring in December. If you feel able to help please contact her on 01243 536273 for more information.

Please put November 3rd in your diaries!



Boxgrove Village Hall,



Doors open 1.30pm for 2pm meeting.

New members welcome. Visitors/Guests £7 on the door.

Students £2


Wed, November 3rd,  2pm  



followed by

Christopher Isherwood: a twentieth century life

Presenter: Peter Parker


You can read more about Peter Parker and the presentation on our Speakers page.




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








The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine
Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.
Mason Cooley
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
Fernando Pessoa

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

John Smith
Bill Alder with Brian French Aug 2021 Meeting on Simenon
CLS Speaker Oct'21
Alastair Alexander at our Feb '20 meeting.