How to Join

Interested in becoming a member? The Society is based in New York City, with members from all over the world. We would love to welcome you to the Society of Scribes…

Membership is open to everyone and all levels of expertise are encouraged. There are no entrance requirements beyond a love of letters, an interest in learning more about the art of lettering, and a desire to meet others and share the experience of calligraphy. We have several types of membership available…

Society of Scribes Membership

Basic Membership: $40.00

Supporting Membership: $75.00
(includes a $35 tax-deductible donation)

Patron Membership: $100.00
(includes a $60 tax-deductible donation)

Supporting and Patron levels make it possible for us to keep basic membership dues lower for everyone.

Our membership year runs from January 1st through December 31st, with dues payable each January.
(If you join after June 30th, you may pay half the annual dues.)

Classes & Workshops
The SoS offers classes and workshops in calligraphy and related arts, open to students of all levels. Our instructors are highly skilled, many with decades of experience and international recognition. Members receive discounts on workshop fees, and a 24-hour exclusive registration period.

The SoS organizes many annual events including: Grolier Club lecture, Open Members’ Exhibition at The National Arts Club, Holiday Fair, and General Meeting with special guest speaker. Most events are free and open to the public.

The SoS provides its members with the opportunity to gain exposure for their artwork by participating in exhibits sponsored by SoS and affiliated organizations, or by submitting artwork to the SoS newsletter and online galleries.

Members receive copies of the SoS newsletter, Notes from New York when it is printed, usually twice a year. A Membership Directory is published every 2-3 years. Postcards and invitations are mailed periodically to lectures and events.

All current members receive a complimentary listing on the SoS Professional Listings page, upon request. The basic listing offers phone, email, and website. Our Supporting and Patron members receive an enhanced listing which includes two images.

Best of all, you will have the opportunity to meet others who share your interest in letters. Talk, exchange ideas, keep learning, and have a great time doing it all at various SoS events and programs.

You can join by sending payment electronically using the buttons above, or by sending a check or money order (in US Dollars) payable to Society of Scribes together with an accompanying membership form to the following address :

Society of Scribes, Ltd.
Attention: Membership
P.O. Box 933
New York, NY 10150

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

For more information, please email