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 Salons March 31st & April 1st–Faulkner Woolf and TS Eliot

Posted on 10 Mar 2012
1.     March Salons 31st & 1st of April 2012 Saturday March 31st  10:00-13:00  Short Story Salon William Faulkner’s “The Bear” Saturday March 31st   17:00 – 22:00 pm T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”  Salon Intensive  (recommended edition: (Faber Poetry) [Paperback]) This Salon is full


Posted on 11 Dec 2011
Two Schedule Choices: AFTERNOONS: Monday 1-3 PM EVENINGS : Tuesdays 8-10 PM *Both afternoon and evening studies start the week of January 16th/17th. * We will meet for 20 meetings, possibly joining both studies for a special session or two as schedules allow. *The payment is for a fiv

Why now is the perfect time to read Dickens

Posted on 07 Nov 2011
Read Dickens Now! Two new biographies are a reminder of Dickens’s vast social imagination. By Michael Levenson|Posted Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 6:40 AM ET Dickens! Should’st be living at this hour and should’st be writing for Slate and publishing fiction online. The world needs vivid l

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