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In Memory
John Carrigan
John Carrigan, VP Membership made his transition at 6:00 a.m. June 14, 2018 after struggling with health issues. A member of the Guild since 2011, John immediately got involved to help make the Guild better for all its members by serving on the Board of Directors, chairing the Desert Writers Expo for 5 seasons, providing poignant copy for PSWG marketing efforts, chairing the Nominations Committee 3 years in a row to elect a new board and managing membership for the past 3 seasons. John was quick to share a smile and gentle laugh, always striving to be bring a positive influence. A former copywriter on Madison Avenue in New York City, John was a very accomplished writer and business person. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


I'm so sorry to hear of John Carrigan's death. What a loss.

I am so sad to learn of John’s passing.  I have known him for a number of years and worked with him on occasion on Guild items. RIP, dear man.

Thank you for sharing this, I will miss him, he was a very special person.  I am so sorry for our loss.

I’m so sorry to hear of this.  John recruited me, too, and in the process we had a number of delightful conversations.  I enjoyed his company and looked forward to seeing him at our meetings, when he always offered a good word and a warm welcome. He will indeed be missed.

Thank you for informing Mavis and myself about the passing of John Carrigan. He was a very special person to us, and he was a very good friend to all Guild Members over the many years.

John had battled cancer for the past several years- a gallant and brave man- may he rest in peace.

So sorry to hear this news...such a nice guy and he will be missed by all.

This is sad new indeed. Thank you for letting us know in such a thoughtful manner.

John was an intelligent and interesting man who loved words and used them to great advantage. He will be missed.

So sorry to hear this. I hope for peace for his friends and family.

September 8, 2018
Meet Like-Minded Writers

Genre Group Connection at General Meeting

Come at 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes before the general meeting) to meet and mingle with people in your writing genre. Genre groups will be identified in the cafeteria part of the library, so you can easily meet fellow writers who are interested in your genre. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, poetry, and other genres are planned.

September 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting Speaker TBA

2018-2019 PSWG Theme
Writing Development through Getting Published

2018-2019 Desert Writers Expo will be moved to a weekend and incorporate a holiday theme.

2018-2019 Bootcamps will be held on weekends in the new season.

The Palm Springs Writers Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit public benefit organization established in the state of California.

Tax ID #43-2093738

*The specific purpose of this corporation is to encourage, develop and support  aspiring and established Coachella Valley writers as they pursue their craft by offering educational programs, mentoring, critique groups, and fellowship.
*Article II: Purpose B

The Board meets the first Saturday of each month, September through June at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, small meeting room adjacent to the front entrance.

Guild News

Palm Springs Writers Guild - ArtPatron Magazine Marketing Opportunity
read the President’s Letter here and see the Pricing Sheet here.

Read from your book at Colliding Worlds Gallery
For more information contact Donna Fitzgerald.

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
 June 22-24, 2018. Read more here. The Guild shares information on this website that may be of interest to some of our members, but this does not equate to an endorsement.

June meeting photos. Find your picture here.

New member orientation
 after each monthly meeting in the conference room across the hall from the community room. Come and get the skinny on all the Guild has to offer

New online critique groups
(members only) read more here.

New 2018-2019 Board Elected
  read more here.

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