Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Angela Bole, IBPA Program

    Angela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving independent publishers and self-published authors. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.

    Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an organization that fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager.

    Angela holds a Masters of Science in Book Publishing from New York University and currently serves on the board of directors for the Book Industry Study Group. She lives in Redondo Beach, California where she rides her bike to work as often as possible.

    Topic: Why every writer should be a member of IBPA

    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 RivieraPalmSprings.com

    OCTOBER 22, 2017
    Fundraiser Luncheon to benefit The Palm Springs Writers Guild

    Exclusive Personal Appearance

    Joyce Bulifant
    “My Four Hollywood Husbands”
    Be entertained and surprised about the message she shares with people. Joyce promises surprise guests, too.


    Bubbly, and cute as a button, actress Joyce Bulifant started her entertainment career in small parts on TV Westerns. Her wholesome, apple-pie appearance lent itself easily to the roles of frontier and townswomen needed in the many oaters of early 1960s TV shows like "The Tall Man," "The Wide Country," "Gunsmoke," "Empire," "Wagon Train," and "The Virginian." She began to branch out later in the decade with recurring roles on the legal drama "Perry Mason" and "Dr. Kildare" and even landed the starring part of Mary on the one-season run of "Tom, Dick and Mary" in 1964. Her star rose in the early '70s with continuous work on the comedy series "The Bill Cosby Show" and as news writer Murray Slaughter's wife on the popular sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore." The rest of the decade saw her as a fixture on many popular game shows of the era: "Match Game," "$20,000 Pyramid," and "Password Plus." The 1980s started strong for Bulifant, after a memorable role in the spoof classic "Airplane" she landed a recurring role as the best friend of sassy waitress Polly Holiday on "Flo" but her career slowed down significantly after that, highlighted by guest parts in a handful of sitcoms and small roles in two Jenny McCarthy movies. Bulifant showed her tenderness offscreen working as a spokesperson for Childhelp, a charity devoted to the prevention of child abuse. See film clips and more information here.

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    SPECIAL GUEST!

    It is a pleasure to announce that film, television actor, and musical composer Roger Perry will be joining Joyce, and has written special music for the occasion. Roger has been married to Joyce for over 20 years, and is affectionately known as “husband #4.”

    ROGER PERRY: MORE STAR POWER

    Roger Perry began his acting career in the late 1950s, after serving as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. One of Roger’s best-known roles was that of Captain John Christopher in NBC’s Star Trek episode “Tomorrow Is Yesterday.” He also starred in two very popular American International Pictures horror films: Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), and The Return of County Yorga (1971). In the former film, Roger played Dr. James Hayes, who uncovered the true nature of Yorga, and in the latter film he played Professor David Baldwin.

    Roger portrayed attorney Jim Harrigan, Jr. on Harrigan and Son (1960-1961 season), and has guest-starred on many American television series through the 1980s. These shows included, U.S. Marshall, The Texan, Arrest and Trial, Emergency!, Love, American Style, The Andy Griffith Show, Ironside, The F.B.I., The Eleventh Hour, The Munsters, Barnaby Jones, The Facts of Life, Adam-12, and Falcon Crest.
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    SPECIAL GUEST!
    Also joining Joyce and us for the event, is her television husband, Ron Masak, from the television show, "Love Thy Neighbor."

    RON MASAK

    Ron Masak has been seen and heard by millions of households worldwide, starring as Sheriff Mort Metzger in the hit television series Murder, She Wrote, and heard in hundreds of television and radio Commercials (he was named, "King of Commercials" by Hollywood columnist James Bacon), and has starred in 20 feature films and guest starred in some 350 TV shows.

    Ron's variety work includes emceeing hundreds of shows for, among others, Kenny Rogers, Diahann Carroll, Alabama, Billy Crystal, The Steve Garvey Classics, Tony Orlando, The Lennon Sisters, Trini Lopez, Connie Stevens, Billy Davis and Marilyn McCoo, The Michael Landon Classics and The Beau Bridges Classics. Currently he has been the Emcee/Narrator...For The VA Medical Musical Group’s concerts for our veterans.

    Ron's favorite role remains that of husband to his lovely wife Kay, and father to their six children as well as grandfather to their 10 grandchildren.

                          

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    Paid attendees receive a signed copy of Joyce Bulifant's
    “My Four Hollywood Husbands”. 

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 

    Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

    1600 N Indian Canyon Drive
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    RivieraPalmSprings.com

    valet parking, at $6/car, paid by guests


    Palm Springs Riviera Hotel Grand Ballroom
    Where the Rat Pack played, Elvis Presley and other Hollywood celebrities hung out, and stars like Desi Arnaz, Bob Hope and Raquel Welch performed. Read more here.

    We do good things with the Money!
    Monies raised will benefit the Guild and the Barbara Seranella Scholarship that is awarded to graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert campus). This is a collaborative effort between the Guild and UCR faculty.

    Ticket price includes:

    • Admission to the event
    • Two Course Luncheon Menu:
      Salad/Chicken/Dessert
      Beverage: iced tea/water*
    • Copy of Joyce Bulifant's “My Four Hollywood Husbands”.
    • Q & A with Joyce Bulifant
    • 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: Uschi Wilson:vppswg@gmail.com

    To volunteer to help with this fundraising event, please contact Uschi vppswg@gmail.com


    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    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

    SPECIAL GUEST!
    It is a pleasure to announce that film, television actor, and musical composer Roger Perry will be joining Joyce, and has written special music for the occasion. Roger has been married to Joyce for over 20 years, and is affectionately known as “husband #4.”

    ROGER PERRY: MORE STAR POWER

    Roger Perry began his acting career in the late 1950s, after serving as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. One of Roger’s best-known roles was that of Captain John Christopher in NBC’s Star Trek episode “Tomorrow Is Yesterday.” He also starred in two very popular American International Pictures horror films: Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), and The Return of County Yorga (1971). In the former film, Roger played Dr. James Hayes, who uncovered the true nature of Yorga, and in the latter film he played Professor David Baldwin.

    Roger portrayed attorney Jim Harrigan, Jr. on Harrigan and Son (1960-1961 season), and has guest-starred on many American television series through the 1980s. These shows included, U.S. Marshall, The Texan, Arrest and Trial, Emergency!, Love, American Style, The Andy Griffith Show, Ironside, The F.B.I., The Eleventh Hour, The Munsters, Barnaby Jones, The Facts of Life, Adam-12, and Falcon Crest.
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    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Bob Masello, best selling author

    “Our guest today, Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many bestselling novels and nonfiction books.           

    He was first inspired by his mother, an occasional columnist for the Chicago Daily News, where he grew up.  When he was young, he noticed that she would write short columns, send them to the newspaper, and receive in return a $25 savings bond for each one taken.  Now that he knew where the real money was, he was determined to embark on his own career in writing and publishing.  

    He prepared for his career by studying writing at Princeton University, under the novelists Robert Stone and Geoffrey Wolff, then launched himself into the world of newspaper and magazine journalism in New York.  Among his career highlights was interviewing Donald Trump in 1983 for a profile in “Town and Country” Magazine.  Trump was then merely a young, brash, New York City developer, and Robert was one of the first reporters to be insulted to his face by the future President.   He worries that he was the one who started the White House’s current antagonistic relationship with the press.

    He was also a regular columnist for Mademoiselle and Glamour Magazines, where his job was to explain men to women, a thankless task if ever there was one.  He’s still explaining today.

    Among his many historically-based novels are BLOOD AND ICE, THE ROMANOV CROSS, THE MEDUSA AMULET, THE JEKYLL REVELATION, and THE EINSTEIN PROPHECY, which held onto the number one spot in the Amazon Kindle store for several weeks straight, a couple of years ago. It was finally bumped off its perch by a new, ballyhooed novel about a watchman, of all things, written by some Johnny-Come-Lately from the South, named Harper Lee.  Who is that guy anyway?

    He is also the author of several popular books about writing and the creative process, including ROBERT’S RULES OF WRITING, which was chosen as a Back-to-School Essential by Barnes and Noble, and has been adopted in many college classrooms across the nation.  All told, his books have been translated into sixteen languages.

    A frequent speaker and panelist on writing and publishing, he served as the Visiting Lecturer in Literature at Claremont McKenna College for six years, and has also taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, UC Irvine, Pace University, The New York University Publishing Program, etc.

    Today, he lives in Santa Monica, a few blocks from the beach, and sometimes baby-sits the neighbor’s cat.  Although he is currently writing a new novel set in late nineteenth-century London, he is confident that he has already met his main goal in life – never to wake up to an alarm clock. 

    I give you, and we’re glad to have him, Robert Masello.”

    • Monday, November 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook, Palm Desert

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Writers Workshop:
    How to Write the Best Book You Can

    with
    Best Selling Author
    Bob Masello



    Monday, November 6, 2017

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    at
    Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook,  Palm Desert

    PSWG interactive Writers’ Workshops offer paid attendees the opportunity to learn and participate in a friendly learning environment, network with an industry professional and meet fellow writers.

    About this workshop facilitator: Bob Masello
    Click here to register for this workshop

    Registration Details:

    • PSWG Members: $30.00
    • Non-Members: $40.00
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
    • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
    • 72-hour cancellation policy less credit card fees.
    • $5 Parking Fee. Park in Lot B. 
    • Meals are NOT included in workshop fee.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 

    *Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com

    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Amy Collins

    Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US. Amy is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers.  She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, is a board member of Author U, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, BookWorks, IBPA, and a trusted teacher in the world of small press publishers. For a free ebook copy of her book The Write Way, visit http://www.newshelves.com/store/
    View Amy Collins one sheet here.

    New Shelves
    595 Blossom Road Suite 301A
    Rochester, NY 14610
    amy@newshelves.com
    www.newshelves.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/NewShelvesBooks
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyCollinsNewShelves
    Skype: NewShelvesBooks
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amycollins

    Topic:
    HOW Libraries and Bookstores Pick and Get The Books They Do

    Want your book in more libraries and bookstores? Not sure HOW books get on their shelves?  Want to know the process AND how YOUR book can get into bookstores and libraries all over the US?  On Saturday, Dec 2, Amy Collins will walk us through the exact details and process authors need to get their books into bookstores and libraries. The process is not hard and you can get onto the shelves of the stores and libraries you have been aiming for…. You just need to know the rules and what they are looking for.  This session will cover:

    • What bookstores and libraries need to work with you.
    • HOW books get from your hands onto their shelves
    • What you need to do and say to approach librarians and bookstore staff

    A complete overview of the retail side of the publishing industry that will help you get into stores and libraries.

    • Monday, December 04, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    Writers Workshop:
    How to Get Your Books on Retail Bookshelves

    with
    Book Shelf Marketer
    Amy Collins


    Monday, December 4, 2017

    1:00 am - 3:00pm

    at

    Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook,  Palm Desert

    PSWG interactive Writers’ Workshops offer paid attendees the opportunity to learn and participate in a friendly learning environment, network with an industry professional and meet fellow writers.

    About this workshop facilitator:

    Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the best-known book sales and marketing agencies in the US. Amy is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amy and her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers.  She is on the national advisory board for IngramSpark, is a board member of Author U, a featured columnist for THEBOOKDESIGNER, BookWorks, IBPA, and a trusted teacher in the world of small press publishers. For a free ebook copy of her book The Write Way, visit http://www.newshelves.com/store/
    View Amy Collins one sheet here.

    New Shelves
    595 Blossom Road Suite 301A
    Rochester, NY 14610
    amy@newshelves.com
    www.newshelves.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/NewShelvesBooks
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyCollinsNewShelves
    Skype: NewShelvesBooks
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amycollins

    Click here to register for this workshop

    Registration Details:

    • PSWG Members: $30.00
    • Non-Members: $40.00
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
    • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
    • 72-hour cancellation policy less credit card fees.
    • $5 Parking Fee. Park in Lot B. 
    • Meals are NOT included in workshop fee.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 

    *Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com

    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    • Saturday, January 06, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Donald Maass, New York Agent


    Topic: Book Shelf Marketing

    • Monday, January 08, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook, Palm Desert

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Writers Workshop:
    The emotional craft of fiction

    with
    NY Agent
    Donald Maass


    Monday, January 8, 2018

    1:00 pm - 3:00pm

    at
    Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook,  Palm Desert

    PSWG interactive Writers’ Workshops offer paid attendees the opportunity to learn and participate in a friendly learning environment, network with an industry professional and meet fellow writers.

    About this workshop facilitator: Donald Maass
    Click here to register for this workshop

    Registration Details:

    • PSWG Members: $30.00
    • Non-Members: $40.00
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
    • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
    • 72-hour cancellation policy less credit card fees.
    • $5 Parking Fee. Park in Lot B. 
    • Meals are NOT included in workshop fee.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 

    *Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com

    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Lisa Dale Norton, Editor


    Topic: Memoirs

    • Monday, February 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook, Palm Desert

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Writers Workshop:
    Writing the Best Memoir You Can

    with
    Editor
    Lisa Dale Norton


    Monday, February 5, 2018

    1:00 pm - 3:00pm

    at
    Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook,  Palm Desert

    PSWG interactive Writers’ Workshops offer paid attendees the opportunity to learn and participate in a friendly learning environment, network with an industry professional and meet fellow writers.

    About this workshop facilitator: Lisa Dale Norton
    Click here to register for this workshop

    Registration Details:

    • PSWG Members: $30.00
    • Non-Members: $40.00
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
    • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
    • 72-hour cancellation policy less credit card fees.
    • $5 Parking Fee. Park in Lot B. 
    • Meals are NOT included in workshop fee.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 

    *Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com

    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    • Saturday, March 03, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: Rudy Shur, Publisher, Square One Publishers, Inc., NY


    Topic: TBD

    • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    April is Poetry Month

    Presenter: Deborah Landau, PhD, Director of Creative Writing, New York University, 518 Second Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215


    Topic: TBD


    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    May 2018 Annual Short Story Month

    The May Guild meeting is going to be an action-packed meeting where:

    • The winners of the annual short story contest will be announced.
    • New York Times best-selling author, Todd Goldberg, will be presented with a check from the Guild’s Barbara Seranella Scholarship program.

    This grant will be given to a deserving graduate student in the UCR Master of Fine Arts program.

    Todd will also explain the MFA program and its wonderful benefits. You will not want to miss it. We are looking forward to having you celebrate with us!

    • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library Community Room, Rancho Mirage CA

    Presenter: David Seid

    Topic: Minibuks

    • Monday, June 04, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook, Palm Desert
    Registration is closed

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    Writers Workshop:
    TBD

    with
    TBD

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    1:00 pm - 3:00pm

    at
    Room TBD, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook,  Palm Desert

    PSWG interactive Writers’ Workshops offer paid attendees the opportunity to learn and participate in a friendly learning environment, network with an industry professional and meet fellow writers.

    About this workshop facilitator: TBD
    Click here to register for this workshop

    Registration Details:

    • PSWG Members: $30.00
    • Non-Members: $40.00
    • Sorry! No Door Sales.
    • Payment in Full is confirmation of seating.
    • Online payment via PayPal or credit card only.
    • 72-hour cancellation policy less credit card fees.
    • $5 Parking Fee. Park in Lot B. 
    • Meals are NOT included in workshop fee.
    • Click here to register for this workshop 

    *Event Contact: Jim Misko: jim@jimmisko.com

    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

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