"Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

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ABOUT THE LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHWEST


The Literary Society of the Southwest supports the appreciation of contemporary literature by providing a forum where members can interact with authors to better understand the authors’ works and their creative process. The Society hopes to increase literary awareness by providing grants to promote literacy.

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COVID-19: The Literary Society of the Southwest takes the health, safety and comfort of its more than 400 members and their guests very seriously. It is the Literary Society's commitment to consider our members' input, the CDC guidelines, and the industry's best practices in establishing our protocol for this season's events. As such, our Author presentations will continue for the rest of the season in a virtual format. 

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UPCOMING AUTHORS

Richard Ford

May 5-7, 2021





About Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter and Independence Day. He is winner of the Prix Femina in France, the 2019 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and the Princess of Asturias Award in Spain. Read more

About Sorry for Your Trouble

In Sorry for Your Trouble, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Richard Ford enacts a stunning meditation on memory, love and loss. Read more

NOTE: A recording of our April events with author Lisa Wingate will be available on the Members only page from April 12-25.

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Literacy changes lives and so can you.

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All donations support the mission of the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest Grant Program

By making a donation, you can impact a student’s life by supporting programs that introduce youth to literature and writing.

With your help, the LSSW will underwrite enriching programs to acquaint Arizona students with the creative arts and new literary possibilities. 

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MEMBERSHIP IN THE LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE SOUTHWEST

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

Six times a year, the Literary Society of the Southwest members gather for a curated book review experience and connection with other members who enjoy and support literacy. Each of these six meetings includes lunch at noteworthy hospitality locations while listening to the featured author’s presentation and discussion. 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. When you become a member, you may also purchase the full season of featured books, which will include a book plate signed by the author.

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