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
Proust in France Illiers FranceWeekend (Friday- Sunday)April 26-28 2019All day
Spontaneous PhilosophyRudolf Steiner House, MaryleboneMonthly no-prep studyNext meeting 26 MarchTuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
Woolf's Waves in St Ives Weekend study ONE SPACESt Ives CornwallWeekend (Friday- Sunday)April 5th-7th 2019Eight hours over the weekend
Moby Dick by Herman Melville Kentish TownEight weeks13 MAY - 8 JULY 2019Mondays 13:30-15:30 PM
Homer's Odyssey in GreeceIsland of Agistri, Rosy's Little VillageOne week with two prep meetings1-8 May 2019
Lit Salon Book Club: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovSouth London, West NorwoodOngoing monthly study07 April 2019Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM
Great Ideas, Great Books—New SectionMaryleboneMonthly studyStarting 22 January 2019Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM
St Ives Lighthouse Intensive study *STUDY FULL*St Ives CornwallOne weekend with two hour prepWeekend May 17th-19th & May 13thAll day
Proust In Search of...Vol. I Swann's Way Kentish TownEight weeks15.5.19--3.7.197-9 PM
Beloved Salon Intensive FULLKentish TownFour hours: One meeting24 April 20196-10 PM

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Salonistas Comment on the Salon experience 2015

Posted on 14 Jun 2015
  After the intensive, multi-month studies of Ulysses and Proust, participants were asked to comment on their experience of the Salon… How would you describe the Salon experience?  Politely wild. Surpassed my expectations….It’s been terrific, stimulating and wel

Summer 2015– Coming Salons and looking forward

Posted on 25 May 2015
It has been awhile since I have been able to lift up my gaze and look forward rather than simply slipping from study to study, water to trail, adventure to book…the last few months have been full of multiple Ulysses studies, wonderful Proust immersion, perspective adjustment via

Paris Salon Intensives end of Feb: Waves and Oresteia

Posted on 09 Feb 2015
  Finally getting to return to the wonderful home of the Salons and the dynamic Paris community! These two works we have been considering studying for many months– but life kept interrupting– as it does. I hope you are able to join for these incredible works… Or

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