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Writers Workshop: "Writing Your Inner Desert" with Ruth M. Nolan

  • Monday, September 11, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room A113, UCR Campus at Frank Sinatra and Cook, Palm Desert


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Writers Workshop:
Writing Your Inner Desert

Ruth Nolan
M.F.A., M.A. Professor of English, College of the Desert

About this workshop

Join us to spend a wonderful afternoon writing about the desert! Participants will draw on our exotic and enticing Coachella Valley and Mojave Desert setting as the inspiration and starting point to help then generate their own creative writing pieces during this fun and productive workshop. Workshop leader and desert writer Ruth Nolan will provide numerous writing prompts, some drawn from well-known desert writing, and participants will be encouraged and inspired to write their own desert writing samples in essay, fiction and poetic forms, during the workshop. All levels of writers/beginning writers are welcome. Come and join us to share an afternoon writing about our beloved desert! 

About this workshop facilitator: Ruth M. Nolan

The “Writing Your Inner Desert” workshop leader Ruth Nolan, M.F.A., M.A., has been a professor of English, Creative Writing, and Desert Literature at College of the Desert for the past 18 years. Also an author, she’s also led numerous desert-based writing workshops for UCR Palm Desert; the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park; Death Valley Historical Society; Desert Studies Center, ZZYZX Springs; Poets & Writers West; PEN Women Palm Springs; Inlandia Institute; Shoshone/Sierra Club; and other organizations throughout inland Southern California. She’s editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California’s Deserts (Heyday Books, Berkeley 2009.)

Ruth Nolan Contact Information:
Email: Rnolan@collegeofthedesert.edu & ruthnolan13@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 10084, Palm Desert, CA 92255
Cell Phone: 760-964-9767

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Enrollees are to bring pencils, pens and paper and to engage in the workshop.

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.

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.
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