The Literary Society of the Desert is a non-profit organization promoting literacy and the love of reading through presentations by (and discussions with) leading authors as well as promoting literacy, writing skills, and the love of reading in the community.
January 24, Guest Author Hannah Pittard
March 20, Guest Author Michelle Dean
May 9, Guest Author Keith O'Brien
LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT 2019 LUNCHEON SEASON
Thursday, January 24
12 noon, Thunderbird Country Club
Hannah Pittard, VISIBLE EMPIRE
Tuesday, February 19
12 noon, Indian Wells Country Club
Christina Lynch, THE ITALIAN PARTY
Wednesday, March 20
12 noon, Toscana Country Club
Michelle Dean, SHARP
Wednesday, April 17
12 noon, La Quinta Country Club
Whitney Scharer, THE AGE OF LIGHT
Thursday, May 9
12 noon, The Vintage Club
Keith O'Brien, FLY GIRLS
April 17, Guest Author February 19, Guest Author
Whitney Scharer Christina Lynch
Our opening author for the 2019 season will be noted Southern author, Hannah Pittard, discussing her new book VISIBLE EMPIRE. Join us at 12 noon, January 24th at Thunderbird Country Club for the first event of our fourth season of literary luncheons.
Members attending the luncheon receive a copy of the speaker’s book.
(Above) 2018 Guest Author, Julia Glass (Center) with LSD Exec. V.P. Joanne Mintz (Left), President, Nancy Cunningham (Right) and Coachella Valley librarians who received LSD grants for programming.
Student guests are photographed with author, Lynne Olsen in 2017.
Our student guests take their reading seriously--photo illustrates one student's "bookmarks" on their copy of Elinor Lipman's ON TURPENTINE LANE (below)