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

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Course NameLocationDurationDateTime
The English Patient by Michael OndaatjeHygge Pygge Cafe, Camden TownFour weeks23 Jan - 13 Feb 2019Monday: 13:30 or Wed. 7:30-9:30 PM
Beckett Seminar with Paul O’HanrahanCamden TownThree hours27 Jan 2019Sunday 2:30-5:30 PM
Ulysses by James Joyce 2019Kentish Town20 weeks15 Jan - 11 June 2019Tuesdays 12-2 PM or 8-10:00 PM
Homer's IliadHygge Pygge Cafe, Camden TownSix weeks09 Jan - 13 Feb 2019Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 PM
Homer's Odyssey in GreeceIsland of Agistri, Rosy's Little VillageOne week with two prep meetings1-8 May 2019
Lit Salon Book Club: Flights, by Olga TokarczukSouth London, West NorwoodOngoing monthly study06 January 2019Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM
Great Ideas, Great Books—New SectionMaryleboneMonthly studyStarting 22 January 2019Tuesdays 6:00-8:30PM
St Ives Lighthouse Intensive studySt Ives CornwallOne weekend with two hour prepWeekend May 17th-19th & May 12thAll day

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Work of Words– Origami Swans

Posted on 27 Aug 2015
Next Tuesday a group of old and new Salonistas will be gathering to read Beloved — one of those books that marks you singularly with its power and beauty. The following week, we will study Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping  — a lyric and haunting exploration of the e

Why I am rescheduling the Beloved Salon Intensive—and why you should sign up for this…

Posted on 20 Aug 2015
Why I am rescheduling the Beloved Salon Intensive—and why you should sign up for this… Beloved Salon Intensive 6-10 PM  Tuesday Sept. 1st £40.00 A journalist friend told me never to read the comments section (better known as CiF) of articles about issues you care about—especially issu

Beloved, Hamlet and Housekeeping–late August Salons

Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Salons in August- early September 2015 Beloved by Toni Morrison –One evening Salon Intensive 01.09 “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”– Beloved  Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson One evening Salon Intensive 07.09 “To crave

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Happening Salonistas in Paris

Posted on 09 Feb 2014
Celebrating the professional and creative (and mostly, professionally creative) activities of members of the Salon community…pass on the good works!