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.
LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT 2021 SEASON
TO OUR MEMBERS, GUEST AUTHORS AND
FRIENDS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Our activities are "on hold" due to the Corona Virus
but we have every intention of resuming our programs for a full season of
Guest Author luncheons in 2022. If the public health climate should improve
to the point where we could safely offer a program for our full membership at an
earlier date, we would love nothing more than to do so.
We miss seeing each of our members, hearing your
comments, and hosting stimulating authors. When we
are confident that we can safely host an event we will
most enthusiastically do so.
Guest Author Alice Hoffman chats with
President Nancy Cunningham at Thunderbird Country Club
prior to the first luncheon of our 2020 Season
Donna Martin (below) prepares for LSD Luncheon at Toscana with Elizabeth Letts
(CLICK ON OUR SCRAPBOOK FOR MANY MORE MEMBER PHOTOS)
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
See Scrapbook for additional member photos
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)