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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      

     March 20, Guest Author                     Michelle Dean        

       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


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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

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

                      April 17, Guest Author                                      February 19, Guest Author 
                            Whitney Scharer                                                         Christina Lynch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Our opening author for the 2019 season will be noted Southern author, Hannah Pittard, discussing her new book VISIBLE EMPIRE.  Join us at 12 noon, January 24th at Thunderbird Country Club for the first event of our fourth season of literary luncheons.

Members attending the luncheon receive a copy of the speaker’s book.

(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
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