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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ULYSSES 2012

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

Posted on 23 Nov 2011
When our daily news is apocalyptic, it's irresponsible to read made-up stories. It's time to start reading the serious stuff instead

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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