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ABOUT THE LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHWEST


Since its inception in 2005, the Literary Society of the Southwest, a 501(c)(3) has sparked unique connections with accomplished authors through member luncheons and engaging book discussions. The Literary Society of the Southwest shines as a premier membership forum for knowledge, appreciation and promotion of contemporary literature.   As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Literary Society promotes literacy and  provides grants to community organizations with literacy missions.

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We look forward to your attendance at the in-person luncheons and presentations

and appreciate your cooperation in keeping yourself and others healthy. 

 Calendar & Registration page


UPCOMING events

Mark your calendars for the 2022-2023 Season event dates below! Download the 2022-2023 Schedule of Authors here

January registration now open! Register here. 


January 10-13, 2023

Ash Davidson,  Damnation Spring
AUTHOR BIO & BOOK SUMMARY


February 14-17, 2023

Diana Abu-Jaber, Fencing with the King

AUTHOR BIO & BOOK SUMMARY


March 7-10, 2023

Katie Kitamura, Intimacies
AUTHOR BIO & BOOK SUMMARY


April 11-14, 2023

Patrick Radden Keefe, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty -AND- Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks
AUTHOR BIO & BOOK SUMMARY


Luncheon Schedule

Tuesdays in Phoenix
Wednesdays in Scottsdale
Thursdays in Tucson

Fridays in Phoenix 

Luncheon Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable


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FEATURED AUTHORS

Authors and books from the past season are now listed on the History page.


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ENRICHING

ARIZONA LITERACY

Literacy Changes Lives and

So Can You!

Every member's personal enrichment from reading and connection extends to enriching others. Since its inception, the Literary Society has granted over $200,000 to nonprofit literacy programs and student scholarships in Arizona through net proceeds from memberships and donations. Recently, our generous members met the challenge goal to raise an additional $25,000 for our literacy mission, doubling our grant budget to $50,000!

Grant Recipients 


With your help, the Literary Society will provide grants to literacy programs that introduce youth to literature and writing; opening up a world of literary possibilities and preparing them to become successful readers and learners for years to come!

  

Thank you for supporting our mission!

The Literary Society of the Southwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHWEST

When you become a member, you will have the opportunity to attend our Author Luncheons.

 Each season, members of the Literary Society of the Southwest enjoy a collection of carefully selected books with discussions from each author personally. These curated events include luncheons at noteworthy hospitality locations and the rare opportunity to hear the featured author’s presentation and engaging analysis. The Literary Society has proudly hosted a variety of gifted authors who each bring a unique perspective to the luncheon. These celebrated authors share their personal journeys and insights, transporting the experience beyond any standard author reading event.

Every member's personal enrichment from reading and connection extends to enriching others.  Since 2005, the Literary Society has granted over $200,000 to nonprofit literacy programs and student scholarships in Arizona through net proceeds from memberships and donations. 

Membership fees and any additional donations are considered charitable donations and may qualify for a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor.


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