Upcoming events

April 1, 2018
Monthly Fiction Contest

The theme for April is "Discovery."
Read more here.

April 7, 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.

April 7, 2018 Monthly Meeting

Presenter: Deborah Landau, PhD, Acclaimed Poet, Director of Creative Writing, New York University
Topic: Poetry as it is Written Today
Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry: The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her other awards include a Jacob K Javits Fellowship from the US Department of Education and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Read more here.

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

Public Poetry Event  Friday, March 30, 2018. read more here

Memoir Contest  prize money increase! 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Deadline to enter April 1, 2018 read more 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.

Annual Writing Contest  prize money increase! 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Deadline to enter is April 15, 2018 read more here.

New Board Elections will occur at the June 2018 monthly meeting. If you are interested in being on the board, please contact President John Peters.

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