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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. 

Guest Author, Elinor Lipman, at the Vintage Club and (below) one of the visiting student's copy of her book.


Teachers from Amistad and Palm Springs High Schools with author, Julia Glass, LSD Executive Vice President, Joanne Mintz and LSD President, Nancy Cunningham.

Left to Right, LSD Vice President Gretchen Heuring, author Christina Baker Kline, LSD President Nancy Cunningham, and Riverside County Library Co-ordinator Maria Sunio.

Photos courtesy of Chris Andersen
Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club.

Lola Hagadone welcomes author Chris Whipple









LSD Assistant Elaine Eldred (left) and Founding Sponsor Sis Jackson

We bring world-renowned authors to the desert where they speak to our members at elegant luncheon venues.

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



Students from area schools meet privately with the author and dine as our guests.


We are proud to make special grants to the Public Libraries in the Coachella Valley and to sponsor a prominent author at a Community Outreach program at the Rancho Mirage Library.

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Literary Society of the Desert is a
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P.O. Box 10121
Palm Desert, CA 92255
(760) 289-0173

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