Renewing your membership or joining for the first time is easy!
If joining for the first time, click here to complete the online application.
If renewing your existing membership, login to your profile and click 'RENEW' at the top of your profile.
Go to your member profile. and select the 'Edit Profile' button at the top of your membership profile and scroll down to the sections that need to be updated. Save your changes.
Yes! There are two options available; A one-year Individual Membership or one-year Family Membership. You may purchase a gift certificate from the Members Only Page.
You may cancel your membership, but member fees are considered non-refundable donations. Your donation activates your annual membership, including access to the luncheons featuring bestselling authors and their books. As a non-profit, the Literary Society deploys member fees to help defray event and administration costs and provide grants to support literacy organizations in the community. For tax purposes, membership fees and any additional donations are considered charitable donations and may qualify for federal deductions.
Enter your email address, and then click “forgot password.” You will then receive instructions on how to reset your password.
Yes! We have signed contracts with 5 incredible authors this year, beginning in November 2022 through April 2023. You can view the schedule of authors here.
The Author Selection Advisory Committee has a vital role in evaluating books and authors for the upcoming season. If you are interested in participating, please indicate your interest in your member profile. To do so, select the 'Edit Profile' button at the top of your membership profile and scroll down to 'Opportunities for Involvement (select up to 3)', listed below the member chapters on that page. From there, please select "assisting the review process for upcoming slate of featured authors/books" and save your changes.
We are delighted that our author events will be held in-person for the 2022-2023 season. We are eager to see our returning members and meet our new members throughout this year’s luncheons and events.
If you designated Tuesday or Friday when you joined, your luncheon will be held in Phoenix, (specific details on venue to follow). The luncheons for members who designated Wednesday will be held in North Scottsdale (specific details on venue to follow), and our Thursday members will enjoy lunch in Tucson (specific details on venue to follow).
-Will there be a cost for the luncheon?
Yes, the luncheon price is $55/member. We encourage members to bring a guest to the author events. The cost for your guest is $55 and the same guest is only allowed once per season. Luncheon fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. (not tax deductible)
Registration will be completed through the website here. Members will be emailed when registration for event event opens. When you register for a luncheon, you will make your meal selection and pay your fee. After each luncheon has concluded, registration for the next luncheon will begin, and so on until our last event in April.
If I have a Family Membership, can I register my family member as my guest?
Yes, if your family member has their own email address already entered on their membership profile, you may register them as your guest. After you complete your own registration, click the "save" button, and then select to add a guest. If your family member does not have their own email address, please contact Megan Calles to request their registration.
Yes, we can accommodate requests to attend a luncheon that is on a different day than the designated day on your membership for the 2022-2023 season. However, accommodations are based on availability, so please email Megan Calles with your request.
How many guests can I bring per luncheon/author season?
Each member can bring one (1) guest per luncheon, a total of five (5) per total season. We request that members do not bring the same guest twice.Members can also purchase a Literary Circle Table for $500 and bring seven (7) non-member guests.
May I have a guest attend a different luncheon location than the one I attend?
Yes, we would love to have your guest join us in a different luncheon location! For instance, if you are a member in Tucson but would like to invite a guest who lives in Phoenix to attend the luncheon in North Scottsdale on Wednesday, please contact Megan Calles with your request and we will try to accommodate your guest based on availability.
The registration table will be open at 11:00 a.m. and seating will begin at 11:30 a.m. We encourage you to meet and socialize with your friends prior to the doors opening at 11:30 a.m.
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: Changing Hands (Tempe/Phoenix) or Antigone Books (Tucson).
In Tucson, Antigone Books is offering a 20% discount to Literary Society members for all of this season's titles. When checking out, you will need to mention your affiliation with the Literary Society. You may also call (520) 792-3715 to place your order for pick-up.
The best way to contact the Literary Society is by contacting Association Coordinator, Megan Calles, by email, or by phone at (480)658-0539.