"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 their work and creative process. The Society promotes literacy and  provides grants to community organizations with literacy missions.

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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 our events.  We look forward to returning to in-person luncheons and presentations in the 2021-2022 season.

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UPCOMING events

     November 9-12, 2021

     January 11-14, 2022

     February 8-11, 2022

     March 8-11, 2022

     April 5-8, 2022

     May 10-13, 2022


We look forward to returning to in-person luncheons for the

2021-2022 season.





CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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.

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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. 

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