Join the RSL

Please note that due to the pandemic, all events are taking place online until further notice.

The RSL offers the benefits and joys of a literary festival and book club, rolled into one, all year round: a membership for all seasons. 

As a Member of the RSL, you will receive: 

  • Free places at our events, over 20 each year

  • Discounted £5 guest tickets to our events

  • Our monthly e-newsletter

  • A place at RSL Members’ Book Groups

  • An exclusive invitation the RSL summer party and presentation of new Fellows.

To pay for your Membership by Direct Debit, please visit our partner, Charities Aid Foundation and click on 'I'd like to give regularly', selecting 'Yearly' for the frequency (please note that we do not accept monthy membership subscriptions). Please ensure that you provide an email address to which we can send confirmation when your Membership has been set up.

If you would like to donate at a higher level and receive additional benefits, you can join as a member of our Literature Matters Supporters' Circle or as a Patron


If you are an existing member who would like to renew please login here first and then click Renew Your Membership in the Members area menu.


When you consider the wealth of national and international culture it delivers, RSL membership isn't just a bargain, it's worth the world.

                                                                                                                     - Ali Smith



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The RSL is a charity, and with Gift Aid you can support us even further. If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you give, we can claim 25p in addition from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you. All we need is your consent, which you can give by selecting ‘Yes’ below.

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