Become a Member

RSL Members are champions of literature. Their support makes our engagement work in schools and prisons possible. They enable us to celebrate literature in all of its wonderful diversity. As a thank you, we give them all the joys of a literary festival and book club rolled into one, all year round.


Membership is open to everyone, and anyone, anywhere can join. Come to RSL events for free, online and in person, and support the work we do for readers and writers at all stages of their careers. Starting at £30 per year.

Want to come to events online only? Enjoy all the delights of a literary festival, all year round, from the comfort of your home! The Pass gives you access to all online events live, as well as previous recordings.

Digital Events Pass

Gift Membership

Give the gift of literature to friends and family any time in the year. They’ll get free tickets to our events, a free annual magazine subscription, and special deals from our partners.

Group Membership

We offer Group Membership for universities, book clubs, agencies and more, with free tickets, magazines and event invitations included. Our packages start at £150 per year.