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Private Author Events Sponsorships for the 2023-2024 season are sold out. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors and hosts!

Private Author Events help the Literary Society continue and thrive! Thank you for considering a sponsorship and for all you do in support of our mission! 

Design Your Own Private Author Event

These customized events give hosts and their guests a closer connection with the author and elevate the Society's reputation in the industry.

Many Ways to Host

Anyone can individual, family, group of friends, company, or social club.

What's Included

  • Private event with the author and up to 25 guests of your choice
  • Host/s to underwrite the event and select the venue and theme. *
  • A Literary Society board member to assist your planning, from invitations to author logistics, and present to share the mission of the Literary Society.
  • 10 signed books/plates by the chosen author.
  • Receive recognition as Author Host on the website, in newsletters, and at the chosen author’s luncheon.                                                                                                                                                                          
*In support of the Society’s mission, the event cannot be used to promote or benefit another non-profit organization, be resold, or used to advertise a business or product without written approval and permission of the Literary Society of the Southwest.

    Membership dues make up 70% of total income needed to fulfill our programs and grantmaking each year, with a fundraising goal of $100,000 or more annually. Sponsorships and contributions are critical in filling the gap and allowing the Society to support our members, host exceptional authors, and advance and promote literacy in our communities.

    Contact Carrie Ostroski at for further information. Thank you!


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