Consistent with our community support for literacy, we encourage our members to shop locally and purchase this season’s books at one of our supporting bookstores: Antigone Books (Tucson) or Changing Hands (Tempe/Phoenix). Changing Hands offers 10% back to the Literary Society of the Southwest's mission when our members purchase books through this link. Through Changing Hands, you have the option to pick up your books at the store in Phoenix or have them shipped to you for a shipping and handling fee.  If you are unable to shop locally, please consider using the following 
link to Literary Society’s Amazon Smile account for all purchases.

COVID-19 POLICY                                                                                                                   
For the well-being of our community and attendees, we require that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Your presence at the event will be your affirmation that you are vaccinated. In addition, per current CDC guidelines and for the safety of our members and staff, our policy will be that all attendees wear masks during the event except when eating or drinking. We will keep our policy and members current should situations change for January or any future spring events. We look forward to your attendance and appreciate your cooperation in keeping yourself and others healthy.


Mark your calendars for the 2021-2022 Season event dates below! Download the 2021-2022 Schedule of Authors here

 January registration is open now!


Luncheon Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable

January 11-14, 2022

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, The Daughters of Kobani

February 8-11, 2022

Imbolo Mbue, How Beautiful We Were

March 8-11, 2022

Paulina Bren, The Barbizon

April 5-8, 2022

C. Pam Zhang, How Much of These Hills is Gold

May 10-13, 2022

Colum McCann, Apeirogon

Luncheon Schedule

Tuesdays at  the Biltmore in Phoenix
Wednesdays at Grayhawk in Scottsdale
Thursdays at Hacienda del Sol in Tucson

Fridays at the  Biltmore in Phoenix 


We look forward to returning to in-person luncheons for the 2021-2022 season. A recording of the author keynote will be available for two weeks after the luncheon for members who cannot attend in-person. 

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