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
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
Great Ideas, Great BooksLondon BridgeMonthly studyNext meeting 17 September 2019Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
A Heart So White: Valencia WeekendValencia SpainWeekend (Friday- Sunday)November 15th-17th 20195 PM Friday -3 PM Sunday
Beloved Salon Intensive Fairfax, VA and LondonFive hours: One meeting18.8.19 in Fairfax; 12.9.19 in London2:30-7:30 PM / 5-10 PM London
The Waste Land SalonKentish TownThree meetings eveningsStarts 17.9.195-7 PM or 7:30-9:30 PM
Proust V II-- Within a Budding Grove Kentish TownEleven weeksStarts 18.9.195-7 PM OR 7:30-9:30 PM

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The Sound and The Fury by Faulkner at SAP in Hampstead

Posted on 24 Jan 2016
This five week study starts next Monday, February 1st in Hampstead– at the Society for Analytical Psychoanalysts –but you do not need to be a psychoanalyst to join. Faulkner has this amazing ability to get deeply into the conversation that happens between people: what is s

Paris Salon Intensives: Ovid and Herrera- Ancient and Modern mythologies

Posted on 18 Jan 2016
The Paris studies are intensive not simply because we cram our work into one meeting: the energy that the original Salon group brings to the work is powerful and inspiring. Here is how one of the participants perfectly describes our recent study: And once again, there we were, somehow

New Years and Renewal

Posted on 03 Jan 2016
I always expect more from the New Years’ moment. We invest so much into this idea of the change of the year– that there will be an overturning– a renewal commiserate with the birth of the New Year. When I making plans towards the coming year in December– it jus

Community events

Boundary Art Gallery at the British Art Fair

Posted on 08 Sep 2015
Salonista Agi Katz, owner of the Boundary Art Gallery, is exhibiting this weekend…here are the details: 20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR 9 – 13 September 2015 at the Royal College of Art London SW7 2EU (next to the Royal Albert Hall) Once again, we are exhibiting at the prestigious

Housekeeping One day Salon Intensive

Posted on 14 Jun 2015
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as wh

Wild Swimming Walks Book

Posted on 24 May 2015
One of the wonderful innovations in publishing is a trend towards grass roots projects– though in this case, water roots may be more appropriate… The community at the Kenwood Ladies Pond has been a source of inspiration and regeneration for me and many others– and so