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
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Mark your calendars for the 2022-2023 Season event dates below! Download the 2022-2023 Schedule of Authors here.
Registration for April luncheons now open!
In an effort to prioritize our members' access to these April luncheons, the option to host a guest will be temporarily suspended. Further details here.
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
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesdays in Phoenix
Wednesdays in Scottsdale
Thursdays in Tucson
Fridays in Phoenix
Luncheon Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable
Authors and books from the past season are now listed on the History page.
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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 $300,000 to nonprofit literacy programs 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 $56,825!
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.