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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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

New Year: Present in Joyce, Proust, Durrell–present in moments

Posted on 12 Jan 2015
Coming Salons and Events Balthazar –Volume II of the Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell   One night Salon Intensive 18.01.15 Ulysses   20 week study of James Joyce’s masterpiece starts 20th January Tuesday afternoons  one space remaining Ulysses   20 week study of Jame

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