Upcoming events

Memoir Consultations with Lisa Dale Norton
deadline December 24, 2017.
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January 6, 2018 Monthly Meeting

Presenter: Donald Maass, New York Literary Agent
Topic: Essential Breakout Novel Skills
Donald Maass’s agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996), Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004) and The Fire in Fiction (2009), Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012) and The Emotional Craft of Fiction (2016). He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. http://maassagency.com
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January 7, 2018 Workshop

Presenter: NY Literary Agent Donal Maass
Topic: The Emotional Craft of Fiction.
How to Tell the Story Beneath the Surface - The emotional effect of fiction on readers is a craft.  Based on psychological research and study of what makes novels emotionally gripping, this intensive workshop takes participants beyond showing or telling to create an emotional journey for readers—one unseen but nevertheless deeply felt and ultimately unforgettable. 
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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

If you have not renewed your membership by December 31, 2017, you will need to join as a new member at the higher new member rate in 2018.

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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

Annual Writing Contest
prize money increase! 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200.

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