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
TO OUR MEMBERS, GUEST AUTHORS AND
FRIENDS: The LSD Board is in the preliminary planning stages for a full season
of literary luncheons in 2022
Membership renewals will be mailed this summer or early fall
We are pleased to offer a SNEAK PEEK
LSD’s 2022 SEASON:
January Guest Author
Award-winning Historian and Professor, Vasser College
The Hotel That Set Women Free
February Guest Author
Poet , Painter and Novelist is the author of
LEONORA IN THE MORNING LIGHT
one of “the most anticipated books of 2021.”
March Guest Author
Senior Research Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
LADY BIRD JOHNSON: Hiding in Plain Sight
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 2022 SEASON
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 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)