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
We are pleased to offer a preview
LSD’s 2022 SEASON:
January 12, Mission Hills Country Club
Award-winning Historian and Professor, Vasser College
The Hotel That Set Women Free
Poet , Painter and Novelist is the author of
LEONORA IN THE MORNING LIGHT
one of “the most anticipated books of 2021”
and one of five books nominated for The American Library in Paris Book Award
March 16, La Quinta Country Club
Senior Research Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
LADY BIRD JOHNSON: Hiding in Plain Sight
April 7 Guest Author
New York Times Bestselling author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS.
Her new novel, GREAT CIRCLE, was nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize
Former News Corporation, Time Warner and SoftBank executive
and member of Clinton Administration
The Powerful, Unsung (and Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents
. . . . AND, A SPECIAL EVENING EVENT AT CVREP PLAYHOUSE
FOR SPONSORS, PATRONS AND BENEFACTORS
(and your guest)
December 15, 2021
Music, Book Discussion and Reception with Guest Author/Musician
Mitchell James Kaplan
Mitchell James Kaplan
Memories of Previous Seasons. . . . .
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)