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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. 

           

LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT 2022 SEASON


We are pleased to offer a preview

of

LSD’s 2022 SEASON:


January 12, Mission Hills Country Club

Guest Author

PAULINA BREN

Award-winning Historian and Professor, Vasser College

THE BARBIZON

The Hotel That Set Women Free



 
February 22, Toscana Country Club


Guest Author

Michaela Carter 

Poet , Painter and Novelist is the author of

LEONORA IN THE MORNING LIGHT

one of “the most anticipated books of 2021”

and one of five books nominated for The American Library in Paris Book Award





March 16, La Quinta Country Club


Guest Author

JULIA SWEIG

Senior Research Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs


LADY BIRD JOHNSON: Hiding in Plain Sight



                         April 7, Bighorn Golf Club

                                    Guest Author

MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD

New York Times Bestselling author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS.

Her new novel, GREAT CIRCLE, is "short-listed" for the prestigious Booker Prize


 



May 3


Guest Author


GARY GINSBERG

Former News Corporation, Time Warner and SoftBank executive

and member of Clinton Administration


FIRST FRIENDS

The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents





. . . . AND, A SPECIAL EVENING EVENT AT CVREP PLAYHOUSE

FOR SPONSORS, PATRONS AND BENEFACTORS

(and your guest)

December 15, 2021

Music, Book Discussion and Reception with Guest Author/Musician


Mitchell James Kaplan


           

       Mitchell James Kaplan

                    

                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                  

Memories of Previous Seasons. . . . . 


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)


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




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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 photosJS


 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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