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CLS Committee 2022 With new publicity banner.

 

Chichester Literary Society

The Committee

Patron: Simon Brett

Secretary: Janet Smith

Membership Secretary: Acting Janet/Brian

Treasurer: Brian French

Events Organiser: Louise James

Publicity: Lois Coulthart

Website: Lois Coulthart

 

Annual Subscription 2024   Due Jan 2024

Individual Membership  £45

Joint Membership  £80

Visitors £8,  Students £2  per meeting

Please make cheques payable to Chichester Literary Society and send to

Dr. Brian French, 8, Barncroft Close, Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2FE or pay by online Bank Transfer (Chichester Literary Society, Sort Code 20 20 65, Account No:50407992 + your surname and initials + ‘Subs ’24’ for reference).

 

Chichester Literary Society

Membership Form 2024

Application for Membership 2024 (Subscriptions due January 3rd 2024)

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Membership covers entrance and light refreshments at meetings.  Visitors/Guests £8 per meeting. All our events take place at Boxgrove Village Hall at 1.30 for 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

 

MEMBERS’ ADDRESSES And DATA PROTECTION ACT

Your membership details will be kept safely and securely in accordance with the latest data protection legislation. These details will only be used by the Chichester Literary Society to keep in touch with you. Your details will not be shared with any third party.

Please return completed form (with cheque if applicable) to CLS  Treasurer,  Brian French,  8, Barncroft Close, Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2FE. Cash/cheques and completed forms can be accepted at the January meeting.

 

 

 

About The Society

Chichester Literary Society, despite its name, is not elitist. If you love books – and learning about writers and their lives – then this Society is for you.

With our programme of talks and social events, we aim to promote love of the written word in whatever form it takes, be it prose or verse, the classics or more modern writers. In addition to talks by writers and literary experts, there are two annual social events – a summer party with readings and a Christmas social.

If you wish to contact a member of the committee please use the Contact Us page and we will respond as soon as possible.

 

Biographer Valerie Grove with Patron Simon Brett and regular speaker Anne Harvey

History

The Chichester Literary Society was formed in January 2005. Its predecessor, the West Sussex Literary Society (founded by Irene Campbell) was disbanded and the new society formed in response to the wishes of members, who wanted a Chichester-based society, rather than one whose meetings were held in different locations around the county.

The new Society was an instant success and local crime writer Simon Brett agreed to continue as our Patron.

Since its formation, the Society has gone from strength to strength. Throughout the year it offers a wide range of talks by speakers on many literary subjects. Distinguished past speakers have included actor and broadcaster Gabriel Woolf, Peter Spence, Colin Wilcockson, biographers Valerie Grove and Anne Harvey, as well as our Patron, Simon Brett.