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

We look forward to in-person luncheons and presentations for the 2022-2023 season. 

Each season, members of the Literary Society of the Southwest enjoy a collection of carefully selected books with discussions from each author personally. These curated events include luncheons at noteworthy hospitality locations and the rare opportunity to hear the featured author’s presentation and engaging analysis. 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. 

For each guest author, the Literary Society of the Southwest organizes four luncheons (Tues-Fri) at distinguished locations. Each luncheon day and location is provided for our members' convenience.

Every member's personal enrichment from reading and connection extends to enriching others. Since 2005, the Literacy Society has granted over $200,000 to nonprofit literacy programs and student scholarships in Arizona through net proceeds from memberships and donations.
Membership Experience
  • Unique opportunities to participate in engaging book discussions in a personalized, luncheon setting with accomplished authors from a variety of literary genres...an experience beyond any conventional book tour event.
  • Cordial interactions with like-minded members, connecting over books and supporting literacy and learning about effective local literacy programs.
  • Participating in member supported grants to advance literacy improvements throughout Arizona.
  • Optional involvement with Literary Society operations such as author selection, grant making, and assisting at events.
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Make sure you know which day and location you would like to attend the author luncheons before completing the application. Review the day and location options here.

View the Membership Guidelines here.

Do you have more questions? Check out the FAQs here and feel free to email the LSSW anytime.

Membership level options:

  • Individual One Year Membership
  • Individual Two Year Membership
  • Family One Year Membership
  • Family Two Year Membership 

Once you complete and submit your membership information, you will receive a confirmation email and member access to the website.

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 a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor. 

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