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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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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