2015-2016 Event Calendar

There are no meetings or workshops during July, August and September.

Check back soon for updates on future programs.

Contact: Ann Marie Biskar, Vice-President, Programs

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 03, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Public Library, Community Room

    Season Kick-Off Meeting!

    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    During the months of October thru June, the Guild holds a membership meeting featuring experienced and informative speakers with topics to help members achieve their writing goals.
    Meetings encourage members to network with fellow writers, readers and professionals in the business of books.

    Monthly Meetings are held at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, Community Room.

    During the months of July, August and September, committee members are busy organizing a fabulous slate of programs for the upcoming season...

    Check back soon for more details !


    Interested in becoming a member?

    Click here for online application


    Contact person: VP Programs, Ann Marie Biskar

    Email: Programs.PSWG@gmail.com



    • Saturday, October 03, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room, Rancho Mirage, CA

    Monthly Writing Challenge 


    This upcoming season, the Monthly Writing Challenge invites members to explore “objects” as a keyhole to a broader subject.


    While all entries will be written in prose, a wonderful example for writers to reference is the poem "The Landyard" by former Poet Laurete of the United States, Billy Collins. Mr. Collins uses a lanyard (the object) to explore his relationship with his mother (the broader subject).             

    https://www.youtube.comwatch?v=0EjB7rB3sWc

    Reference via PBS: In “The Lanyard,” Billy Collins has chosen an everyday object he made as a child—a boxy, red-and-white lanyard—to explore a timeless question: Can you ever repay the debt you owe to your parents? His juxtaposition of the mundane and the profound is moving yet funny, as he casts an adult eye on the complexities inherent in the relationship between mother and son.
    October 2015 Object Writing Challenge:
    Music Box -
    The judges will be looking for an entry implementing good story telling techniques using a music box as a keyhole (relevance or connection) to a broader subject. The writing should enable the reader to see the connection in the author's mind.

    *Submit October entry and $5 at the 

    October 3, 2015 Monthly Meeting.

    **Entry Submission Rules**
    • Must be a member of Palm Springs Writers Guild with current 2015-2016 season status.
    • Monthly entries must be submitted by hand at the specific monthly meeting. [Example: Submit October's entry at the beginning of the October 3rd meeting]
    • Entry of 500 words or less
    • Double space 
    • 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman  
    • Indented paragraphs 
    • Write the story title on your entry
    • Write your name on the outside of the envelope
    • Place $5.00 cash entry fee in envelope (sorry! no checks).
    • 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.
    *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.

    * For the complete list of challenges: click here

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


    • 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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