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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. 

   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)


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Literary Society of the Desert is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Palm Desert, CA 92255
(760) 289-0173


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