2016-2017 Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Public Library, Community Room

    Season Kick-Off Meeting!

     Oct0ber 1, 2016 starts our season with unique and humorous insights on

    "Short Story vs. Essay"

    presented by

    New York Times Bestselling Author / Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside

    Tod Goldberg

    Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including the novels The House of Secrets (Grand Central), which he co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, Gangsterland (Counterpoint), a finalist for the Hammett Prize, Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Fake Liar Cheat (Pocket Books/MTV), and the popular Burn Notice series, including The Fix, The End Game, The Giveaway, The Reformed and The Bad Beat (Penguin).

     Saturday, October 1, 2016

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room

    Open to members and non-member guests.  Arrive early and network with fellow writers (and readers!) who share your love of the craft.

    This meeting offers writers, novice to professional, an opportunity to network with an industry professional. Including the interesting Q & A at the end of the presentation.

    More about the presenter: Tod Goldberg holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Bennington College and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, where he founded and directs the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

    His short fiction has appeared widely, including in Black Clock, The Normal School, and The Sun, and twice has received Special Mention for the Pushcart Prize, as well as being named a Distinguished Story of the Year in the 2009 Best American Mystery Stories. His essays, journalism, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Las Vegas Weekly and Salon, and have earned five Nevada Press Association Awards for excellence. His essay, “When They Let Them Bleed” was selected for Best American Essays 2013.

    Interested in becoming a member?

    Click here for online application

    Contact person: VP Programs, Jacqueline Bachar

    Email: Programs.PSWG@gmail.com

    • Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA

    OCTOBER 29, 2016

    Fundraiser Luncheon to benefit The Palm Springs Writers Guild

    Exclusive Personal Appearance

    VINCE FLYNN'S "Order To Kill"


    NY Times Best-Selling Author

    Kyle Mills

    A writing assignment was bestowed to NY Times Bestselling Author Kyle Mills.
    The assignment went beyond ghost writing.
    Beyond writing a novel.
    The assignment?
     Continue history's most iconic political thriller:
    Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series

    On Saturday, October 29th at 11:30, New York Times bestselling author, Kyle Mills, makes an exclusive visit to the desert and will discuss what it really takes to write a successful political thriller.

    Highlights of his discussion will include the challenges of accepting the intense Mitch Rapp series, insights about author Vince Flynn, the strategy of developing  recognized characters in a series, the exhaustive research details and what fans can expect from Mitch Rapp in the future.

    Paid attendees receive a copy of Vince Flynn's "Order to Kill" by Kyle Mills. (Release date Oct. 11, 2016)

    Die-hard fan of the Mitch Rapp series? Attend and enjoy the camaraderie!

    Attention Writers! A fabulous opportunity to network with an industry professional. Your questions about writing and publishing will be entertained.

    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
    Omni Rancho Las Palmas Hotel
    41000 Bob Hope Drive
    Rancho Mirage, CA

    Proceeds from this event to benefit The Palm Springs Writers Guild.

    Ticket price includes:

    • Admission to the event
    • Two Course Luncheon Menu: iced tea, entree salad, fresh baked rolls & butter, dessert, coffee / tea.
    • Copy of Vince Flynn's "Order to Kill" by Kyle Mills
    • Q & A with Kyle Mills
    • Networking with writers and readers
    • *Silent Auction opportunity. Benefits to PSWG.
    Separate cash bar for wine / alcoholic beverages will be available.

    Registration Details:

    • Individual Ticket: $100.00
    • Reserved Table for Ten: $1,000.00
    • Online Payment Registration required. PayPal or Credit Card payments only.
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    •  Casual Business Attire.
    • Tickets are non-refundable.

    Contact person for this event: Jacqueline Bachar: PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM

    This event is sponsored by:


    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

    • Saturday, November 05, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho MirageLibrary Community Room, Rancho Mirage, CA

    November Membership Meeting

    Stay tuned!

    Details are on the way!!

    • Saturday, December 10, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    DECEMBER 10, 2016


    The 4 Pillars  of

    Professional Self-Publishing


    President of Author Imprints

    David Wogahn

    Do you know the most common mistakes made by indie publishers?

    Are you protecting your writing investments: money, time and intellectual property?

    On Saturday, December 10, 2016 David Wogahn will give a highly informative, fun and friendly presentation on the four publishing pillars available to authors: Business, Platform, Research, Distribution.

    Find out what you need for protecting and enhancing your brand as an author for long-term success; including planning, costs, options, resources, specific vendors -- and more.

    David will also tap in to metadata; the foundation of information about you and your books. Find out why this information is turning out to be the secret ingredient in marketing and selling your books online.

    Wait --there’s still more! Timelines are the roof over the four pillars. David’s discussion taps on the importance of timing for ARCs, blurbs, a foreword, an index, book registration and pre-order setup.

    Publishing information relevent for everyone: the already self-published, those considering it, those traditionally published, even those that provide writing services. This meeting is guaranteed to give you a greater understanding of the interconnections of the publishing process and what YOU need to do to be a “professional self-publisher.”

    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room

    About the presenter: DAVID WOGAHN is president of Author Imprints, an award-winning publishing services company that has launched over 100 book imprints, and managed the successful publication of more than 250 books. David is the author of Register Your Book: The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright and LCCNs, LinkedIn’s Lynda.com course Distributing and Marketing eBooks, and is a speaker for the Independent Book Publisher Association’s (IBPA) Publishing University.

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