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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 14, Guest Author                    Alice Hoffman      


   February 13, Guest Author         Elizabeth Letts     


      March 12, Guest Author                      Helen Ellis



      April 14, Guest Author  


                  Jeff Guinn





        May 6, Guest Author


              Lisa Wingate

           LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT                                 2020 LUNCHEON SEASON




Tuesday, January 14 

 12 noon, Thunderbird Country Club

 Alice Hoffman, THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW








Thursday, February 13

12 noon, Toscana Country Club

Elizabeth Letts, FINDING DOROTHY










Thursday, March 12

12 noon, La Quinta Country Club

Helen Ellis, SOUTHERN LADY CODE










Tuesday, April 14

12 noon, Eldorado Country Club

Jeff Guinn, THE VAGABONDS








Wednesday, May 6

12 noon, The Vintage Club

Lisa Wingate, Title TBA

















 Guest Author Whitney Scharer (center) with students from Palm Desert High School preceding  her luncheon presentation on THE AGE OF LIGHT.  


Below: Authors table with Whitney Scharer at April, 2019 luncheon at La Quinta C.C.


March, 2019 Guest Author Michelle Dean is photographed with Rancho Mirage High School students prior to their meeting with her.



(Above) President, Nancy Cunningham and February Guest Author, Christina Lynch

(Right) LSD Sponsor Sis Jackson (top left) with President, Nancy Cunningham (top right) and Secretary, Donna Martin at Thunderbird Country Club on January 24, 2019, featuring Hannah Pittard.


(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)

                                                                                                                      



© 2017 Literary Society of the Desert

Literary Society of the Desert is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Palm Desert, CA 92255
(760) 289-0173

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