Become a Member

Or renew your membership today!

Your membership will go far in supporting opportunities that enrich and transform lives -- from literary arts camps that fire the imaginations of nearly 600 youngsters every July and August, to workshops for adult writers, to Rochester Reads, our community-wide celebration of an outstanding book of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Your participation helps ensure that these and many more meaningful programs will continue to thrive.

$50/Year Individual Membership

      • Free or discounted admission to readings, performances, and other fee-based events
      • Discounted tuition for classes
      • Discount on Gell Retreat residencies and facility rentals
      • 10% discount on bookstore purchases
      • Invitations to members-only events
      • Access to writing spaces during business hours, Monday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm (some exceptions apply)
      • Quarterly postcard delivered to your door

$50

$25/Year Individual Student & Youth Membership

Individual benefits at a 50% discount.

$25

$75/Year Household Membership

Individual benefits for you and all members of your household.

$75

$100/Year Membership

Tax-deductible

All Household-level benefits PLUS:

      • Access to quiet writing spaces before business hours, Tuesday – Thursday, 9 – 11 am (some exceptions apply)

$100

$250/Year Membership

Tax-deductible

All $100-level benefits PLUS:

$250

$500/Year Membership

Tax-deductible

All $250-level benefits PLUS:

      • One complimentary ticket to Rochester Reads VIP Reception
      • Two complimentary tickets to VIP performance of 24-Hour Plays (or similar event)

$500

$1,000/Year Membership

Tax-deductible

All $500-level benefits PLUS:

      • Additional complimentary ticket to Rochester Reads VIP Reception (2 tickets total)
      • Invitations to curated literary trips

$1,000

$2,500/Year Membership

Tax-deductible

All $1,000-level benefits PLUS:

      • Complimentary use of Gleason Lodge at Gell Retreat: one day

$2,500

$5,000/Year and Up Membership

Tax-deductible

All $2,500-level benefits PLUS:

      • Complimentary use of Gleason Lodge at Gell Retreat one additional day (2 days total)