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
LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT 2020 LUNCHEON SEASON
Tuesday, January 14
12 noon, Thunderbird Country Club
Alice Hoffman, THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW
Tuesday, February 19
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
May 6, Guest Author
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)