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
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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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

Reflecting on Ferguson & the shooting death of David Ruenzel

Posted on 28 Nov 2014
  November 27, 2014 “What are these people? You tell me, Jesus. What are they?” Stamp Paid, pg. 180, Beloved by Toni Morrison Stamp Paid has just found a red ribbon stuck to the bottom of his boat (that he uses to ferry escaped slaves across the Ohio River). The ribbon’s color at

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