Gift a membership
Gift a Membership
Gifting a membership of the 501(c)3 nonprofit LIWLRA is always a wonderful idea! If buying this as a gift, make sure to put the recipient's email in instead of your own.  Contact us if you'd like us to send a gift e-card to your recipient.
Annual Membership
Join for 2023
Members get advance notice of LIWLRA news via our exclusive bi-monthly e-newsletter, free access to our Virtual Literary webinars, priority registration for our LauraPalooza conference in conference years, and discounted access to any other membership events.  Every dime goes to support the mission of the Association!

***27/Sept/2023 – We are having a little trouble with our membership link right now.  Thank you for your patience!  ***

Membership runs to the calendar year, so renewals are always due for January.  But it’s never too late! We welcome renewals and new members throughout the year, so whenever date you join, your membership is good through to December 31st.

Membership is now OPEN for 2023 for renewals and new memberships.  Any new memberships from this point in the year go through to the end of 2023.

Members receive a bi-monthly LIWLRA email newsletter, early registration for our Virtual LauraPalooza conference, and free access to our Virtual Literary webinars.

2024 membership is $30 for the year.

Virtual Literaries

In August 2022, we launched our “Virtual Literaries” – a webinar program featuring presentations from past LauraPalooza conferences, plus some brand new content.  These online presentations last around 60 – 75 minutes, featuring a speaker and some time for audience questions.

Sometimes our Literaries will also make a small number of paid tickets available for non-members on an individual event basis.  We’ll release those details on this page and on our social media.

Past Virtual Literaries Topics:

“Fashioning the Wilder Family”
The Long Winter, Revisited”
‘Fairy Tales, Folklore and the Little House in the Deep, Dark Woods’
‘Before Laura was born: Finding the childhood homes of Charles Ingalls in New York & Illinois’
‘Hidden artifacts from the archives of Laura and Rose’
‘The Big Cut West of Tracy and the Hard Winter of 1880-81’
An exclusive Q&A with Bill Anderson for LIWLRA members and so much more.

Gifting membership

A LIWLRA membership makes a great gift  for someone that might be hard to buy for, or says that they don’t need anything. If they love Laura, consider gifting them a membership to the LIWLRA.  Get in touch with us if you would like us to provide an e-card to accompany your gift.

If you have ideas, questions or would like to help in membership recruitment and engagement, please contact the LIWLRA Membership Committee.