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 350. 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

The 2021/22 season has finished 

 

Full programme details for 2022/23 will be available from the end of August

 

Membership for next season opens on 1 September 2022.

A reminder to renew and the new season’s brochure will be posted to all existing members at the end of August.

 

 

 

Our last event of 2021/22 was the BLS Summer Soirée with guest speaker, renowned food and wine journalist, Victoria Moore. 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING

The 2021/22 season has finished

Full programme details for 2022/23 will be posted at the end of August

Membership for 2022/23 opens on 1 September 2022

A reminder to renew and next season’s brochure will be posted to existing members at the end of August.

 

The final event of the 2021/22 season was the BLS Summer Soirée with after-dinner speaker, renowned food and wine journalist, Victoria Moore.

 

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.