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
February 19, Guest Author Christina Lynch
March 20, Guest Author Michelle Dean
April 17, Guest Author Whitney Scharer
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, 2019
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
Guest Author Whitney Scharer (center) with students from Palm Desert High School preceding her luncheon presentation on THE AGE OF LIGHT.
Michelle Dean (second from right) was welcomed like a rock star by Rancho Mirage High School representatives who were LSD guests at our March luncheon at Toscana Country Club. Students and their faculty representatives participated in a 45 minute conversation with the author, followed by Ms. Dean's talk to our membership.
(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)