Become a Patron

Envisaged by P.D. James as a way for successful writers to give something back, the RSL Patron scheme enables our charitable work supporting the development of aspiring writers with awards and grants as well as inspiring literacy and creativity through our Schools Outreach programme.

Good books have the power to challenge prejudice and transform lives. They provoke debate and provide comfort, entertainment, companionship and information. I support the RSL so that everyone can have access to good books – now and in the future.

Alice Jolly
RSL Patron

Patrons enjoy a special programme of events throughout the year while providing vital support to our core charitable work. Patrons receive a number of exclusive invitations to parties, such as the RSL Ondaatje Prize dinner in May, and other RSL and partner events throughout the year.

Current Patrons

The Patron scheme

There are two levels of Patrons, one at £500 per year and one at £1,000.

To join the RSL as a Patron fill out the Direct Debit form attached to this brochure. Alternatively, send a cheque made payable to The Royal Society of Literature to:

Lucy Howard-Taylor
The Royal Society of Literature
Somerset House, Strand
London WC2R 1LA

For further information about the Patron scheme, please contact Lucy Howard-Taylor or call 020 7845 4678.

Any gift, large or small, makes a difference. If you wish to make a smaller gift, please consider making a donation.

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