The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 400. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks, capacity allowing.

NEXT MEETING

Ingrid Persaud and Leone Ross 

Love After Love and This One Sky Day

Tuesday 18 January 2022, 8:00pm

 

St Mary’s Barnes

We will be operating a booking system for this event. Priority booking for members opens on 4 January 2022. Booking for member’s guests opens on 14 January. To book a place, please email [email protected]. Many thanks.

 

 

Authors Ingrid Persaud, winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2020, and Leone Ross, whose work has been nominated for the Jhalak Prize and Edge Hill Prize amongst others, discuss novels that explore trauma, love and what it means to be writing as British/ Caribbean authors today.

 

 

 

 

Ingrid Persaud and Leone Ross 

Love After Love and This One Sky Day

Tuesday 18 January 2022, 8:00pm

St Mary’s Barnes

 

Authors, Ingrid Persaud, winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2020, and Leone Ross, whose work has been nomintaed for the Jhalak Prize and Edge Hill Prize amongst others, discuss novels that explore trauma, love and what it means to be writing as British/ Caribbean authors today.

We are operating a booking system for this event.

Priority booking for members opens on 4 January 2022

Booking for member’s guests opens on 14 January 2022

To book a place, please email [email protected] 

 

The BLS

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 400. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page. Membership entitles free entry to each of the six evening talks, capacity allowing.