Event Calendar

Contact: Ed Lopatin, Vice-President, Programs

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Deadline March 8, 2015. No Entry Fee! Cash & Prize Awards! Celebrity Judge! Contest for members only.

    2015 Poetry Contest 

    To honor the genre of poetry, all members (poets and non-poets) are invited to participate.


    No entry fee!

    Cash Prize Awards!

    Celebrity Judge: Australian Poet Bronwyn Lea

    Deadline is March 8, 2015

    The judges will be looking for the following:

    • The poem should have creative use of imagery, good word choices and line breaks.
    • The poem should reflect a natural flow of words that are clear and relevant.
    • The poem should evoke a feeling in the listener.

    Entry Rules:

    1. Only PSWG members in current 2014-2015 Program season status can participate. Not a member? Click here.

    2. Number of entries allowed per member: one

    3. Submit poem of any form (rhymed or free verse) 

    4. Length: Maximum 30 lines.

    5. Format: New Times Roman 12 pt.

    6. Title of poem must be included in header

    7. Author's Name MUST NOT appear on the poem

        CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

    Online Registration ONLY: Members must login and fill out an online registration form. Once you have successfully completed online registration, an automatic email will be sent to you with FURTHER instructions for entry submission.

    Prize Awards: Winners announced and prizes awarded at PSWG May Awards Event.

    First Prize: $75.00 cash & 1yr subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine. Poem will be read aloud to audience. Certificate awarded.

    Second Prize: $25.00 cash & 1yr subscription to Poets & Writers Magazine. Certificate awarded.

    http://palmspringswritersguild.org/event-1788232

    If you are not yet a member and are interested in participating in this contest, please fill out a Membership Application.

    Membership fees must be received prior to submission of contest entry.

    Questions about the PSWG 2015 Poetry Contest? Please contact Contest Chairperson
     Cheryl Heineman: cheineman98@yahoo.com

    http://palmspringswritersguild.org/event-1788232


    • Monday, March 09, 2015
    • 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    • Online Registration Open. $1,000 in cash prizes! Celebrity judge!Winning story to be published in Palm Springs Life Magazine.
    2015
    ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST


    $1,000 in total prize monies!
    First place entry to be published in 
    Palm Springs Life magazine!!

       Celebrity Judge: Maggie Downs, M.F.A.

    Submissions accepted beginning January 1, 2015

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MARCH 9, 2015

    Contest is open to current PSWG Members only. 
    Not a member? Become a member!
    Membership fee must be received prior to submission.

            Entry Fee: $25.00 (Additional entries $20.00 each)

    Entry Rules:
    If you fail to comply with the rules you will be disqualified. Disqualified applicants and non- winners are not reimbursed application fees.

     All members must login to enable registration and complete the short story online application.

    1. Each submission must be accompanied by a contest entry form. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

    2. Online Submission only! Submit stories as  Worddocument(s). Any other file format will be disqualified.

    3. Format: double-spaced, 12 point, Times Roman or Times New Roman font.

    4. Word Count: 3,500 word maximum including title.

    5. Must appear on each page:      
    • 1. Title of story        
    • 2. Page number        
    • 3. Word count of manuscript
    6. Author’s name MUST NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript.

    7. Short Story manuscript submissions must be an original, unpublished (print or electronic) work of fiction and an unposted, non-previous prize winner.

    8. Entry fee payments via PayPal or Guest of PayPal must be paid at time of Registration/Application. *Check payments will be accepted. Mail checks to PO Box 947, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Checks must be received PRIOR to MARCH 9, 2015.

    At contest conclusion, manuscripts will be deleted. Critique of your work will not be provided.

    Online submission details:
    • To enable registration, please be sure you have successfully logged in with your email and password.
    Step 1: Click "Register" button, submit online application and follow prompts for payment.

    Step 2: After successfully completing application & payment, an automatic email will be sent with further electronic (email) instructions for story submission.
     

    Judging: 
    The stories are judged on plot, setting, character development, use of dialogue, and mechanics. For reference, writers may utilize Judging Criteria Guide.

    Prize List:
    • 1st Place: $500 cash & publication of winning story in Palm Springs Life Magazine. Winning story read aloud at PSWG Membership Awards in May 2015.
    • 2nd Place: $300 cash & winning certificate.
    • 3rd Place: $200 cash & winning certificate.
    For questions regarding this contest, please email Kathy Bjork  ANNUALSHORTSTORYCONTEST.PSWG@gmail.com
    • Monday, March 09, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Monday, May 25, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Westfield Mall, PACE Classroom #1, Palm Desert, CA
    • 1

    NEW !

    12-Week Writers Workshop:  

    Crafting the Power of Personal Essays

    presented by

    Journalist and Author

    Maggie Downs, M.F.A.

    All writers carefully craft words to draw in a reader. The reader needs to care about the topic. And most importantly, keep reading. 

    To engage your audience, your writing needs to express and reveal a larger meaning, a theme, a deeper truth beyond the details of plot and character. 

    Finding your voice? It is unique, yet can be molded to fit the story, changed to serve the subject. A skill to be crafted.

    Creative non-fiction, memoir writing, blogs, magazine articles or your personal essay to an editor will require your skill to project an experience, to engage the reader. 

    This Personal Essay Writing workshop is a collaboration of the Palm Springs Writers Guild in partnership with PEN U.S.A.'s Pen in the Community. 

    PEN in the Community was developed from PEN Center USA's long-running program, PEN in the Classroom. Since 1995, PEN in the Classroom proudly published the written work of thousands of talented youth and adults. Other PEN in the Classroom programs have included The Literary Journal Program and The Bridge Program

    Workshop Details:

    • Start Date: Monday, March 9, 2015
    • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Place: Westfield Mall, Pace Classroom #1, Palm Desert, CA
    • 2-hours per week for 12-weeks.  Interactive workshop will encourage committed writers to focus and improve creative skills through the medium of personal essays.
    • The maximum workshop capacity is 18 people. Mandatory attendance. PSWG MEMBERS ONLY.
    • Attendees will work as a group and one-on-one with the instructor.
    • Participants will be expected to participate in discussions, complete in-session writing assignments.
    • Homework and creative writing projects may also be assigned. Reading aloud and interactive discussion are part of the workshop format. 

    Published! Attendees will be required to finalize two personal essays by the end of the 12-weeks. The classroom essays will be a published, bound and distributed in a PEN Center anthology as part of the the PEN in the Community program.   

    PEN in the Community Public Reading: To help facilitate writers work to reach the public audience, the final part of the workshop will have participants give a public reading of their work. Date, Time & Place to be determined. Anthology copies are distributed to friends and family at the public reading.

    Workshop Instructor: Maggie Downs, M.F.A. 

    Ohio-native and Palm Springs resident Maggie Downs is an award-winning journalist and columnist, appearing in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, column, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Desert Sun, USA Today, Eating Well, The Rumpus and The Write Life. Her literary writing has been featured on the Rumpus, Punchnel's and The Write Life. Her short fiction "The Frequent Flier", won the Eaton Science Fiction Short Story Prize in 2013. She is a graduate of  UCR Palm Desert's low-residency MFA Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts

    REGISTER TODAY! LIMITED CAPACITY!

    CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

    • Members: $120.00
    • ONLINE Registration and prepayment is required to confirm your seat.
    • Sorry! No door sales.
    • Online payment is available and is immediate.
    • Water & light snack included.
    • Members must login to enable discounted rate.
    • Online credit card payment is preferred..
    • PSWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #43-2093738.
    • Cancellation Policy requires a 72-hour prior notice for full refund less credit card fees.

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this workshop closes on Monday, March 2, 2015. 

    Contact person for this workshop:

    Diana Miller-Castells: President.PSWG@gmail.com


    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room.
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    Word is out! The Coachella Valley has a wealth of artists, business professionals, Hollywood starlets and regular folk who harbor an incredible...

     Story to tell.  

    The Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation has generously offered a gathering place for readers like you to meet these talented and creative local authors... in person!

    Authors will be signing and selling their books, discussing the business of writing and many other interesting topics related to writing, publishing and marketing. 

    Various genres including fiction, non-fiction, cooking, memoirs, travel, business, how-to's...you name it! There will be lots to choose from!

    Interested in finding out how you too, can be an author? This is your opportunity to directly ask an author about the business of writing a book and make some great business contacts. 

    The Desert Writers Expo is a one day event held at the Rancho Mirage Public Library on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    This event is sponsored by Rancho Mirage Library and the Palm Springs Writers Guild .

    Contact Person: John Carrigan jcarrigan001@dc.rr.com



    • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • This workshop has sold out. INTEREST LIST now available.

    Weekday Workshop!

    Social Media for Writers

    Promote Yourself and Your Books

    Presented by

    Chief Executive Officer, FGC Creative

    Stephanie Greene

    There is more to social media than finding new friends. Social media is a platform for promoting yourself and your books. By honing social media skills, writers can effectively drive consumer traffic to increase book sales.

    Stephanie Green, is the owner and CEO of the award winning FG Creative, Inc., and heads up strategic marketing planning, account management, public relations-crisis management and media planning & placement for all clients. 

    With over 60 awards garnered in the last 10 years, and ten Full-time employees, FG Creative is recognized in the industry for its stellar base of accomplishments in marketing and public awareness campaigns throughout Southern California.

    Attention Writers! Take advantage of this fabulous workshop presented by one of the top marketing agencies in Southern California.  

    THIS WORKSHOP HAS SOLD OUT.

    Highlights of this workshop include:
    • Navigating the Top Five: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, You-Tube and Linked-In 
    • Social Media for Writers: Discover the Highest & Best Use for Promotion & Book Sales
    • Time Management: Using Social Media Efficiently
    • Insights on how to bring attention to your site and to your product
    • Tips to turn consumer interest into book sales
    *Due to early sell-out of this workshop, an online INTEREST LIST has been created for those who would like to be contacted about future Social Media Workshops for Writers.


    Stephanie Green's impressive work experience spans over 30 years in a variety of industries, including tourism, city marketing, Native American Casinos, attractions & entertainment, residential real estate, shopping centers, medical, retail and packaged goods. She spent over 10 years managing and marketing shopping centers, and earned the coveted Certified Marketing Director designation for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

    FG Creative (FGC) is a 100% woman-owned, California Certified Small Business that offers Full-service marketing, advertising and public relations, along with related efforts in web design and online marketing, Graphic design, broadcast services and media services.

    To learn more about Stephanie Greene and FGC Creative, go to: www.FGCCreative.com


    Payment & Registration Details

    • Members: $30.00    
    • Non-Members: $45.00
    • Pre-Payment Registration is required to confirm your seat. 
    • Sorry! No door sales.
    • Online payment is available and is immediate.
    • Water & light snack included.
    • Members must login to enable discounted rate.
    • Payment by check: PSWG, P.O. BOX 947, Rancho Mirage, CA 92247. Include contact information and Workshop Title on all checks. Checks may take 7-14 days to process.
    • PSWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #43-2093738.
    • Cancellation Policy requires a 72-hour prior notice for full refund less credit card fees.   

    Contact person for this workshop:

    Ed Lopatin, VP PSWG Programs

    PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM

    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild – Please fill out our online membership application.

    Click on: Become a Member



    www.palmspringswritersguild.org


    Please fill out the online INTEREST LIST to be contacted about a future Social Media Workshop for Writers.
    • Saturday, March 14, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA

    Conquering Hollywood:

    The Screenwriters Blueprint 

    for Career Success

    presented by

    Hollywood Film Producer

    Gary W. Goldstein

    There are over 1,094 books on Amazon that show you “how to write a screenplay”… but next-to-nothing on how to break into Hollywood, sell your script, and build a successful writing career.  Until now.

    Gary W. Goldstein is an author, speaker, consultant and Hollywood film producer, best known for producing blockbusters Pretty Woman (Richard Gere & Julia Roberts), Under Siege (Steven Seagal & Tommy Lee Jones) and The Mothman Prophecies (Richard Gere & Laura Linney), generating over a billion dollars in worldwide revenue.

    Embracing the same creative strategies that drive his success in Hollywood, Gary produces not only films, but businesses – a broker of brilliant people and inspired ideas, discoverer of the golden threads that connect projects, people, solutions and success – building quickly to outsized business box office. His passion and gift is helping entrepreneurs and business owners change context and elevate dialogue, thereby creating a new story to drive greater success in business… and in life.

    Pay close attention at this meeting when Gary discusses his book and answers questions about proven career-making strategies, planning and advice for aspiring (and established) screenplay writers.

    His dynamite new book "Conquering Hollywood: The Screenwriters Blueprint for Career Success" is a successfully funded Kickstarter project, that serves as a road map for transforming talent as a writer into a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter.

    Over the last two decades Gary has nurtured, mentored and launched some of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters. 

    Saturday, March 14th 2015

     2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Rancho Mirage Public Library Community Room

    More information about this presenter:

    Gary W. Goldstein has produced some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, generating well over a billion dollars in worldwide revenue, receiving multiple Academy Award nominations, People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe and various other awards.
    Gary Goldstein Facebook

    Garry Goldstein Website

    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Ed Lopatin, VP, PSWG Programs

    PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM

    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild:

    Please fill out our online membership application!

     Become a Member

    • Saturday, March 14, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room, Rancho Mirage, CA

    Monthly Writing Challenge 

    This season the Monthly Writing Challenge invites members to explore plot.

    MARCH CHALLENGE: ESCAPE PLOT

    While opinions differ on the number of plots available to writers, the definition remains fairly consistent - plot is a chain of cause-and-effect relationships that create a pattern of unified action and behavior – forcing the reader to ask  “Why?” What is the difference between plot and story?  Strictly speaking, the story is a series of related events that make up the story. 

    The plot includes the motive of the main character to take action or to react. And this motive helps to create meaning or theme, which enables the reader to talk about what the story says about the human condition.  

    All plots stem from conflict and contain the basic dramatic elements that revolve around a problem dealt with in sequence: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution. There are two types of plots; physical plot where the story arises from external causes, and character plot where the story arises from character. Each is examined in the challenge.


    The March 2015 Challenge

    Escape Plot

    The protagonist is confined against his/her will and wants to escape. The hero is unjustly imprisoned and a victim.

    *The judges will be looking for the reason for imprisonment, plans for escape and the actual escape.

    This is a physical plot and the focus is on the escape plan rather than the hero. 


    *Submit March entry and $5 at the 

    March 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting.

    **Entry Submission Rules**
    • Must be a member of Palm Springs Writers Guild with current 2014-2015 season status. 
    • Monthly entries must be submitted by hand at the specific monthly meeting. [Example: Submit January's entry at the beginning of the January meeting]

    • Entry of 500 words or less
    • Double space 
    • 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman  
    • Indented paragraphs 
    • Do not put your name on your entry
    • Place $5.00 cash entry fee in envelope (sorry! no checks).
    • Write your name on the outside of the envelope
    • The winner will receive a cash prize based on the total number of submitted entries
    • The winning entry may be read at the following scheduled monthly meeting. (Example: December's winning entry will have the author announced and the story read aloud at the January Monthly Meeting)
    *Be sure to comply to all requirements. As with most professional writing submissions, there is no leeway on the above rules. Your entry will not be returned to you unless you have requested an editorial review.
    The PSWG Monthly Writing Challenge is a benefit of membership available to all members with current status. To find out more about our programs and events, click here.

    Questions? Please contact: MonthlyWritingChallenge.PSWG@gmail.com

    • Saturday, April 04, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA

    Popular Humorist & Author

    Ernie Witham

    presents

    The Humorous Adventures

    of an

    Everyday Guy

    Humor can help define a story and its characters. To better resonate with an audience, writers include humor in their memoirs, scripts, screenplays, essays, blogs, lifestyle publications and of course, public speaking.

    So...how does one write funny right?

    Welcome to Ernie's World!

    Ernie Witham has won numerous awards including first place for humor writing and first place for screenwriting at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. 

    He is a past member of the Santa Barbara Humor Society, a past member of the Screenwriter's Association of Santa Barbara, and was a member of Toastmasters International. He is an accomplished photographer with a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography  

    Ernie's presentation will include the elements to make your writing funny AND publishable, whether it’s for your novel, screenplay or humorous anecdotes.

    Laughs guaranteed during this meeting when Ernie Witham stops by and offers some valuable techniques that will make anything funny!

     The diversity and good clean fun of Ernie Witham’s humor makes him one of my favorite contributing writers to our Chicken Soup books.” - Jack Canfield , Co-Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

    "Ernie Witham is Erma Bombeck With Five O'Clock Shadow.- Chryss Yost, Santa Barbara Independent

    This will be fun and enlightening presentation for all writers, any level and any genre.

    Topic items will include:

    • Honing observational skills 
    • Using the element of surprise
    • The funny thing about the truth
    • Visualization and your writing
    • Exaggeration required
    A lively Q & A will follow this presentation.

    Ernie Witham is not afraid to poke a little fun at himself, an Everyman with a wonderfully quirky sense of humor. He takes us many unexpected directions. And it's always funny.”  Grace Rachow undefined Writer and Publisher of the Community of Voices Anthologies
    More about Ernie Witham:

    Ernie Witham writes a humor column called "Ernie's World" for the Montecito Journal in Montecito, California. His column is syndicated through the Senior Wire News Service. He has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Barbara News-Press, various magazines, and more than two dozen anthologies including Chicken Soup of the Soul 101 Best Stories, the Wisdom of Dads, and Not Your Mother’s Book on Travel.

    He also leads humor workshops at several writers' conferences, and has recently published his second book, A Year in the Life of a “Working” Author: A Memoir to the Best of the Recollections of Ernie Witham, a follow-up to Ernie’s World, the Book, a collection of his favorite columns.

    More information about Ernie Witham can be found at:  www.erniesworld.com


    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Ed Lopatin, VP, PSWG Programs

    PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM

    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild:

    Please fill out our online membership application!

    Click on Become a Member

    • Saturday, April 18, 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Pick up location: Sam’s Club parking lot (north parking lot by gas station), 34220 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. Drive
    • 45
     Bus Trip!



    Network with people in the business of books.
    Observe marketing tools and techniques.
    Enjoy the fun!

    The Festival of Books is a two-day celebration of music,comedy, photography, film, art, food – and of course, books.The Festival began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The event attracts approximately 150,000 people each year to the indoor conversations (tickets at $1 each are required), to the outdoor exhibits of booksellers, publishers, and literacy organizations, and to the multiple outdoor stages for live music, poetry readings, chef demos, and more. Find out more about the festival: www.latfob.com

    Take this opportunity to enjoy this wonderful festival without the hassle and worry of driving and parking!

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7:00 a.m., a luxury bus will pick-up passengers at Sam’s Club parking lot (north parking lot by gas station), 34220 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. Drive approximately 3hrs to USC campus for festival drop-off. 

    Passengers will return to the bus at 4:00pm and driven back to Sam’s Club parking lot by approximately 7:00 pm. 

    *Actual hours of Festival are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

    Click here for online registration 

     Payment & Registration Details

    • PSWG Members: $40.00    
    • Guests & Non-members: $40.00
    • Pre-Payment Registration is required to confirm your seat. 
    • Sorry! No door sales.
    • Online payment is available and is immediate.
    • Payment by check: PSWG, P.O. BOX 947, Rancho Mirage, CA 92247. Include contact information and Workshop Title on all checks. Checks may take 7-14 days to process.
    • PSWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID #43-2093738.
    • Cancellation Policy requires a 72-hour prior notice for full refund less credit card fees. 
    • Registration for this event closes 4/13/15.

    PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 45 reservations is required for this trip. PSWG reserves the right to cancel the bus trip if this minimum is not met.


    Contact person for this event is:

    Marge Dodge: margedodge1@aol.com



    Sam’s Club parking lot (north parking lot by gas station), 34220 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. Drive 


    • Saturday, May 02, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA

    Awards & Accolades!

    Join us to acknowledge the achievements of our members and have some fun celebrating the craft of writing.

     2:00pm -4:00pm

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

    Rancho Library Community Room

    Barbara Seranella Scholarship Awards

    Annual Short Story Contest Award & Reading

        Poetry Contest Award & Reading                      
    PSWG Volunteer Appreciation 

     *Pitch Your Book! Presentation


    *EVENT EMCEE: PSWG Member Eduardo Santiago.

    Mr. Santiago teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and is the founder and curator of the Idyllwild Authors Series. In addition he is the facilitator for the popular book start intensive workshop "Idyllwild Writing Retreat".

     Eduardo Santiago was born in Cuba and grew up in Los Angeles and Miami. He holds a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University.

    He is a two-time PEN Emerging Voices Fellow (2004 and 2010). His first novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss (Little Brown and Co.), took Best Historical Novel and Best First Book honors at the International Latino Book Awards and was a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. His second novel, Midnight Rumba , was published in 2012. His shorter works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The AdvocateOut Traveler, One For The Table, The Platte Valley Review and many other prominent publications.

    *Annual Short Story Contest Reader: Darci Daniels

    A favorite guest of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Darci Daniels is a spectacularly talented artist with a glamorous vocal versatility. Her relaxed, easy style will capture your immediate attention and  have you  listening from start to finish.  

    A concert artist, Darci has been the opening act for many top names, her favorite being Mel Torme.  Darci is an award winning stage actress for her portrayal as the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella for the Coronado Playhouse.  She has also received critical acclaim for her roles as Eliza Doolittle for Regional Theater and Polly Peachum for the Desert Opera Guild.  

    Darci Daniels has her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame and recently appeared in The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Darci has been a main showroom act for many years, including at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

    • Barbara Seranella Scholarship Award Presenter: Marge Dodge
    • Annual Short Story Contest Award Presenter: Kathy Bjork
    • Poetry Contest Award Presenter: Cheryl Heineman.

    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Diana Miller-Castells

    President.PSWG@gmail.com

    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild:

    Please fill out our online membership application!

    Click on Become a Member

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA

    You've written, published, and distributed your book...

     TIME TO PROMOTE IT!

    presented by

    Award-Winning Author & Motivational Speaker 

     Karen L. Twichell

    Eager to get on the promotional speaking circuit? Ready to perform radio and television interviews? Excited about being the center of attention during book signings? Wincing at the mere thought of public promotion?

    Promotion events can be a challenge for anyone. However, remembering what Sheryl Roush showed us in her presentation in January, Speak and Market Like a Pro®, learning to speak in front of audiences is certainly an effective way to sell books. 

    How about we learn a few more?

    Whether you are eager to do speaking gigs or need to find other practical ways to promote your book, this presentation will help any writer, novice to professional, interested in learning effective ways to promote books and related materials.  

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    2:00 - 4:00pm
    Rancho Mirage Public Library, Community Room

    Karen's solid approach and easy to understand presentation will give you important pointers such as:
    • Defining your audience
    • Promotion that you can do in your PJs
    • Informing those interested in the subject of your book
    • Fiction vs. Non-fiction promotion
    • Help from your colleagues
    • Promotional materials and Covers – You vs I
    • The advantages of speaking up

    Q & A will be moderated following her presentation.

    More about Karen Twichell:
    Award Winning Author of "A Care Giver's Journey -Finding Your Way" and accredited public speaker, Karen L. Twichell, has been speaking on the topic of family care-giving across the nation for fifteen years.

     Using techniques such as humor and stories of her own personal experience as the caregiver of eight different family members with cancer, Karen's main platform is to convey practical guidance and show family caregivers how to make the job of being a caregiver easier and less stressful.

    As an effective public speaker, Karen presents dynamic, energetic talks to medical teams who support family caregivers and shows these medical service professionals how to connect better with family caregivers.  

    Karen is one of 16 women in the world to have earned the Toastmasters International elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professionalism, from over 4.4 million members in 130 countries. To date, there are only 66 who have earned this title.




    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Ed Lopatin, VP, PSWG Programs
    PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM


    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Please fill out our online membership application! Click on Become a Member


    Not everyone is eager to get on the speaking circuit, to do radio and television interviews, to speak at book signings.  As Sheryl Roush showed us in her presentation in January, “Speak and Market Like a Pro®”, learning to speak in front of audiences is a sure way to sell books.  But it’s only one of the ways.  Whether you want to do the speaking gigs or you are looking for other means of promotion, you’ll want to join Karen L. Twichell as she addresses the following:

    • ·       Defining your audience
    • ·       Promotion that you can do in your PJs
    • ·       Informing those interested in the subject of your book
    • ·       Fiction vs. Non-fiction promotion
    • ·       Help from your colleagues
    • ·       Promotional materials and Covers – You vs I
    • ·       The advantages of speaking up

    Author and Speaker, Karen L. Twichell, has been speaking on the topic of family caregiving across the nation for fifteen years.  Karen is one of 16 women in the world to have earned the Toastmasters International elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professionalism, from over 4.4 million members in 130 countries.  To date, there are only 66 who have earned this title.

    • Friday, February 01, 2019
    • Website advertising

    PSWG Advertise Options


    Book A Speaker: This option is for members only. Per year includes website page listing and Facebook listing.

    PSWG Home Page Ad Block:  Per year includes ad block on home page of website. 

    Writing Consultants: Option open to members and non-members. Per year listing on website page.  

    If you would like to advertise with PSWG, please fill out a registration form and follow the prompts for payment. Online payment via PayPal is the preferred payment method. 


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