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
Moby Dick by Herman MelvilleCamden Town/Kentish TownEight weeks27 Feb - 17 Apr 2019Wednesdays 7-9 PM
The English Patient *Aft. FULL*Hygge 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 2019 Eve FULLKentish 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: The Blue Fox by SjónSouth London, West NorwoodOngoing monthly study03 February 2019Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM
Great Ideas, Great Books—New SectionMaryleboneMonthly studyStarting 22 January 2019Tuesdays 6:00-8:30PM
St Ives Lighthouse Intensive study *NOW FULL*St Ives CornwallOne weekend with two hour prepWeekend May 17th-19th & May 13thAll day

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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

London Salons February & March 2015

Posted on 09 Feb 2015
Wide Sargasso Sea  One meeting Salon Intensive February 19th Mountolive –Volume III of the Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell   One night Salon Intensive 15.03.15 The Guermantes Way  Volume III of Proust’s masterpiece; weekly meetings Wednesday afternoons starting seco

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