Members of our Patrons Circle help us continue our mission now and in the years ahead. Together we will promote the understanding and discussion of important literary works and their authors; recognize and support new voices in American literature; and preserve and promote Key West’s literary heritage while providing resources that strengthen literary culture.

We suggest the following levels of giving, listed here with the benefits received by our Patrons.

$250 and up

—Listing of your name in our annual program
—Check-in at dedicated Patrons Circle Desk on day of Seminar

$1,000 and up

includes the above benefits, and:
—Invitation to Patrons Only registration period
—Admission to Patrons Tent throughout the Seminar
—Two tickets to our annual Patrons Dinner during the Seminar

$2,500 and up

includes the above benefits, and:
—Preferred seating at our annual Patrons Dinner during the Seminar

$5,000 and up

includes the above benefits, and:
—Two additional tickets (4 total) to our Patrons Dinner
—Reserved seating for the John Hersey Memorial Address (keynote)
—Guaranteed admission for two to sold-out events
—Invitation to 1 special event

$10,000 and up

includes the above benefits, and:
—Invitation for two to annual Writers & Directors Dinner, held on the eve of the Seminar
—Invitation for two to all other special events and opportunities, as scheduled

$25,000 and up

includes the above benefits, and:
—Special considerations

Support Key West Literary Seminar and Join the Patrons Circle

To make a donation online, click the “donate” button below to be transferred to our secure payment site.  Then, enter your contact info, credit card details, and your preferred listing for our program. To make a donation of a different amount from those listed above, use the Patrons Custom Amount.

Or, consider these other giving options:

Donate online

Write a check

And mail it to:

Key West Literary Seminar
624 White Street
Key West, FL 33040

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Capital Campaign for the Elizabeth Bishop House

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The Fine Print

1. Registration fee must be paid in full at all gift levels in order to attend the Seminar and/or Writers’ Workshop Program.
2. Calendar: Benefits remain in effect for 12 months after gift is received or until the benefit has been used once, whichever takes place first.
3. The Patrons Dinner takes place during the annual Seminar, typically on Friday or Saturday night.
4. Patrons Only Registration: Donors of $1,000 or more are invited to register early for the Seminar by special invitation. “Patrons Only” registrations must be paid for in full (refundable until June 30) and will be limited to two per $1,000 gift. No special registration privileges extended after close of the early registration period.
5. Reserved Seating: Patrons at the $5,000 level who are registered for the Seminar may reserve two seats of their choice for the keynote address on Thursday night. Reserved seat arrangements must be made at least one hour prior to start of the keynote.
6. Guaranteed Admission: Patrons at the $5,000 level may register two people for the Seminar, even if it is sold out, at any time. Alternately, Patrons at this level may enroll in a workshop, even if it is full, at any time prior to September 1. Normal registration fees and Workshop application requirements still apply.
7. Special Events: In addition to the main Seminar program, we host a series of more private receptions and opportunities for our visiting writers and other distinguished guests. Patrons at the $5,000 level will receive an invitation to one of these special events. Patrons at the $10,000 level will be invited to all special events, including our annual Writers & Directors dinner, held on the eve of the Seminar, and a sailing excursion with our presenters.
8. Non-transferable: Patrons benefits are intended solely for the contributing Patron and are not transferable.
9. Annual Review of Patrons Benefits: We review Patrons benefits periodically and reserve the right to make changes deemed necessary. If and when changes are made, we will provide notification to current patrons.
The Key West Literary Seminar is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable institution under Section 501(c)(3) and all contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes. Our federal tax ID is 59-2807058. The Key West Literary Seminar has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act. Registration Number: CH34555. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352 or online at Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

Board of Directors

Michael Blades | Meg Cabot | Leslie Concepcion | Peyton Evans | Lynn Kaufelt | Nancy Klingener | David McConnell | Michael Nelson | Lori Reid | Diane Shelby | Nina Weissberg | Carey Winfrey

Executive Director

Arlo Haskell