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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

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Thursday, February 13

12 noon, Toscana Country Club

Elizabeth Letts

 FINDING DOROTHY

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Thursday, March 12

12 noon, La Quinta Country Club

Helen Ellis

 SOUTHERN LADY CODE

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Tuesday, April 14

12 noon, Eldorado Country Club

Jeff Guinn

 THE VAGABONDS

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Wednesday, May 6

12 noon, The Vintage Club

Lisa Wingate

 THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH


Douglas Smith, Historian, with his mother and LSD Sponsor, Annette Smith prior to his talk on THE RUSSIAN JOB: HOW AMERICA SAVED THE SOVIET UNION FROM RUIN .

(Rancho Mirage Library, November 12, 2019)


   

Founding Sponsor Jean Viereck, Patron Fran Muir and Dr. Douglas Smith

                      Library Benefactor Libby Hoffman with Douglas Smith

                      

      LSD President Nancy Cunningham with Dr. Douglas Smith                                       


Memories of LSD Meetings and Members:

 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)

                                                                                                                      



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

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P.O. Box 10121
Palm Desert, CA 92255
(760) 289-0173

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