The Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) is a not-for-profit registered body formed with the aim of promoting literature and creativity in the region. CLS serves as a network of creative minds, nurturing talent and bringing together writers, publishers, intellectuals, students and scholars. It organises local, regional, national and international level workshops, meetings, conferences, interactive events and competitions. Dr. Sumita Misra, IAS is the Founder Chairperson of CLS and has been actively involved in promoting art and literature under her patronage.
Every year, CLS organises its mega literary event Literati, an International Literary festival bringing authors from both India and abroad to the literary portals of City Beautiful.