Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends (formerly known as Chautauqua Readers & Writers) is an organization of people who appreciate and support the literary arts, whether they are writers or readers. Throughout the Chautauqua summer season, CLAF provides social and intellectual events that bring together people who enjoy prose, poetry, and nonfiction of all types. The organization is also instrumental in supporting Chautauqua, the Writers’ Center’s nationally recognized literary journal whose contributors have been honored in many ways, including the prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Literary Arts Friends programs include

  • Chautauqua Poetry Contest —  No submission fee. Two prizes. One for an adult poet and one for a poet age 18 or younger. Submission forms available at the library and the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.

  • Hauser Prize — Sponsored by Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends. Prize offered in prose. Contest is open to all who come to Chautauqua for the summer season. No submission fee.


Membership Information

$30 annual membership in this literary arts support group includes a copy of the journal Chautauqua, membership in the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) and perks such as social events.


Visit CLAF’s independent website

NOW INCLUDING VIDEO CLIPS OF AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS FROM THE 2012 SEASON!


MEMBERS RECEIVE:
  • A copy of the Chautauqua literary journal
  • Invitations for members-only events during the Chautauqua season
  • Inclusion in the online Pubs List for published authors

Membership form (PDF)