Welcome to the London Literary Salon

The London Literary Salon creates community around the study of great literature.
The Salon offers unique and inclusive discussion-based studies of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama—weaving the ideas of participants with questions the books raise about what it is to be human.
Carefully facilitated, each study is dynamic and expansive in scope. Studies range from one-meeting intensives to six-month odysseys.
See our current offerings below.

Upcoming Salons

(click on course name for more information)

Course NameLocationDurationDateTime
Virginia Woolf in St Ives: Between the Acts October 2019St Ives (weekend); pre-meeting Kentish TownWeekend (Friday- Sunday)October 18-20th; pre-meeting 15.10Weekend
Reading the Body: Yoga & Salon Retreat in UmbriaUmbria ItalyOne weekMay 31st-June 7th 2020All day
Flannery O'Connor Study & Documentary *FULL*TBA North LondonFour hours Salon IntensiveJuly 5th 20196:15-10:00 PM
Spontaneous PhilosophyRudolf Steiner House, MaryleboneMonthly no-prep studyNext meeting 23 JuneTuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
Moby Dick by Herman Melville Kentish TownNine weeks16.9- 25.11 2019Mondays 5-7 PM
Ulysses by James Joyce 2020 Eve Kentish Town22 weeks14 Jan - 23 June 2020Tuesdays 12-2 PM or 7:30-9:30 PM
Homer's Odyssey in GreeceIsland of Agistri, Rosy's Little VillageOne week with one prep meeting3rd-11th May 2020Week retreat
Lit Salon Book Club: Bridget Collins' The BindingSouth London, West NorwoodMonthly study23 June 2019Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM
Great Ideas, Great Books—New SectionMaryleboneMonthly studyStarting 22 January 2019Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
Beloved Salon Intensive Fairfax, VAFive hours: One meeting18.8.192:30-7:30 PM

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News

The Joyce Girl book launch — conversation with Annabel Abs

Posted on 03 Jun 2016
London Literary Salon exclusive 21st June 2016 7-9 PM  at The Pineapple Pub RSVP  litsalon@gmail.com to secure a place…. We will be continuing to celebrate Bloomsday with a launch of  the Joyce-themed novel by Annabel Abbs exploring the story of Lucia Joyce. Annabel and I will d

Faulkner study starting Monday; Hamlet next Tuesday evening- Proust too!

Posted on 15 Apr 2016
 “Faulkner tackles complex and universal human questions through mesmerising and unforgettable characters. The brilliance of this book emerges in the Salon study group, where you have the liberty to dive deeply into Faulkner’s work, question and discuss with others. Not many nov

Making Meaning —Reflections on the weight words may carry

Posted on 28 Mar 2016
The trouble with the BIG life moments is that when I attempt to capture & contain them in language, I hear my own clichés rolling out like chicks and bunnies at Easter. Knowing this doesn’t stop me—although I have in my head Proust’s disgust at the weakness of language re-played—t

Community events

The Joyce Girl book launch — conversation with Annabel Abs

Posted on 03 Jun 2016
London Literary Salon exclusive 21st June 2016 7-9 PM  at The Pineapple Pub RSVP  litsalon@gmail.com to secure a place…. We will be continuing to celebrate Bloomsday with a launch of  the Joyce-themed novel by Annabel Abbs exploring the story of Lucia Joyce. Annabel and I will d

Poetry Workshop by Jehane Markham

Posted on 28 Mar 2016
The Chocolate Factory N22 Studio 28 kate@collage-arts.org £90 for six-week course Wednesdays 10:30 – 1 PM starting May 11th Workshops led by Jehane Markham

Bee Rowlatt talks about her Search for Mary Wollstonecraft at Owl

Posted on 23 Feb 2016
Our next event is with Bee Rowlatt on 7th March at 6.30pm. Free admission. OWL BOOKSHOP 209 KENTISH TOWN ROAD LONDON NW5 TEL 020 7485 7793 MONDAY 7TH MARCH 6.30PM BEE ROWLATT – IN SEARCH OF MARY Please follow the link below to register for free admission. Toddler in tow, Bee Row