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 Jeff Guinn
May 6, Guest Author
LITERARY SOCIETY OF THE DESERT 2020 LUNCHEON SEASON
Tuesday, January 14
12 noon, Thunderbird Country Club
THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW
Thursday, February 13
12 noon, Toscana Country Club
Thursday, March 12
12 noon, La Quinta Country Club
SOUTHERN LADY CODE
Tuesday, April 14
12 noon, Eldorado Country Club
Wednesday, May 6
12 noon, The Vintage Club
THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS
Guest Author Alice Hoffman chats with
President Nancy Cunningham at Thunderbird Country Club
prior to the first luncheon of our 2020 Season
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:
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)