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    • Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Tommy Bahama's Resort at Miramonte Lobby Bar 45000 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells, CA 92210


    Camaraderie, Creativity & Cocktails

    Free Write and Mingle



    Join fellow members to write and socialize!  We will have writing prompts to spark our imagination, then transition to happy hour! 
    Registration is not required for this free event, and please feel free to bring a guest!

    Location:
    Tommy Bahama's Resort at Miramonte
    Lobby Bar
    45000 Indian Wells Lane
    Indian Wells, CA  92210

    (442) 305-4500

    Registration is not required for this free event.

    Members only. Feel free to bring a guest.

    Free Write begins at 3:30 p.m.
    Mingle begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
    Attend either or both.

    We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

    Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild?
    Please
    click here.

    Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
    pswg@geographilia.com

      • Friday, March 01, 2024
      • 12:00 AM
      • Thursday, March 21, 2024
      • 11:59 PM
      Registration is closed


      Announcing our next Challenge

      Character self-sabotage


      Challenge Registration Opens: March 1, 2024
      Submission Deadline: March 21, 2024

      About
      Write 500 words about "Character self-sabotage"
      (or the topic of your choice). How does your character (any of them) sabotage themselves? And get written feedback from a professional editor!


      PLEASE SEE THE RULES AND JUDGING CRITERIA BELOW.

      We look forward to reading your entries!


      Entry Submission Rules

      Be sure to comply with all requirements. As with most professional writing submissions, there is no leeway on the rules. Questions? Please contact: kathy.weyer@att.net.

      1. Must be a member of Palm Springs Writers Guild with current, active status.
      2. Entries accepted between the opening date and submission deadline posted above.
      3. Please enter contest by registering online with a $15 entry fee for each entry; you can enter up to 3 times. Submit multiple entries separately.
      4. Each entry is 500 word maximum
      5. Must be submitted as a MS Word document
      6. One inch margins, double-spaced
      7. 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman
      8. Indented paragraphs
      9. Title must be included in the document header. You may not use the contest theme as your title
      10. Pagination must be included in the document footer.
      11. Do not include your name anywhere on the submitted document, only in the body of your e-mail.
      12. Please submit your entry as an email attachment and send it to kathy.weyer@att.net, no hard copies accepted. 
      13. The subject line of your email will read the title of your work (not the contest theme name)
      14. Blind submission entries  are critiqued by a professional editor.
      15. Entries will be returned with edits and feedback on your story and presentation.
      16. There are no refunds for this event.

      Judging Criteria

      1. Adherence to all rules above.
      2. Adherence to the theme or prompt.
      3. Compelling and original plot:
        a. Traditionally consists of a beginning (exposition), middle (development), and end (climax and resolution).
        b. However, if your piece is fiction, very short pieces often consist of a “slice of life.” The narrative should still exhibit a plot-like arc so that the story feels self-contained and complete.
      4. Compelling and original characters
        a. At a minimum, the viewpoint character has dimension, with a substantial stake in the story’s resolution, making the reader care.
        b. Dialogue is believable and suited to each character.
      5. Consistency of narrative voice:
        a. Point of view; first, second, or third person.
        b. Level of omniscience: omniscient or all-knowing narrator, limited-omniscient narrator, or non-omniscient “objective” narrator.
      6. Fundamental writing skills:
        a. Spelling. Punctuation. Grammar. Usage.       
      7. The writer’s “secret sauce” that, when blended with the above criteria, makes the story stand out. For example:
        a. Artistry and clarity of language.
        b. Creation of mood through setting, description, and detail.
        c. Distinctness of voice.
      Interested in becoming a PSWG Member? Click this button JOIN
      • Saturday, March 02, 2024
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
      Register


      Announcing Our Upcoming

      March Writers Forum



      In-person monthly gathering. Come experience our new panel discussions and member-to-member knowledge sharing! 

      REGISTER

      Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Refunds are not available for this event.

      We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

      Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

      Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
      santiagogo@aol.com

        • Saturday, March 02, 2024
        • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
        • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
        Register


        Announcing our next In-Person Workshop

        Getting UnStuck
        Andy Cohen



        About Andy Cohen

        Andy Cohen is a published author of two books; including a New York Times Recommended read. His expertise is in creativity and decision-making. Andy's lectured at TEDx New York Times, Google Talks, and the World Innovation Conference. He is also an Executive Educator working with the country's top Universities including Duke, New York University, UC Berkeley, and Cornell. Prior to his career as a worldwide lecturer/speaker, he founded an advertising agency that generated multiple creative accolades including the London Film Festival, Clios and Effies.


        Description of talk:

        Writers often get in their own way because of the unconscious biases driving their decisions. What are these dangerous biases and assumptions? How do you recognize them if they are subconscious? How can you manage them to enhance your overall writing experience? This workshop empowers you to identify and explore these roadblocks to unleash your creativity and success. And most importantly; get UnStuck.

        This interactive workshop explores your unconscious biases that affect key components:

        • Starting
        • Editing
        • Developing a character
        • Creating a plot
        • Finishing
        • Submitting a proposal
        • Managing Social Media

        REGISTER

        To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

        We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

        Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. 

        Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

        Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
        santiagogo@aol.com

          • Friday, March 08, 2024
          • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
          • Zoom Online
          Register


          Announcing our next Online Lab

          Creating Protagonists & Antagonists
          Margaret Lucke



          About Margaret Lucke

          Margaret Lucke flings words around as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes tales of love, ghosts, and murder, sometimes all three in one book. She is the author of four novels—House of Desire, House of Whispers, Snow Angel, and A Relative Stranger (an Anthony Award finalist)—and is the editor of Fault Lines, a short story anthology from the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is a former president of Mystery Writers of America NorCal.

          Margaret has also published two how-to books on the craft of writing and more than 60 short stories, feature articles, and scripts for mystery weekends. For many years she has taught fiction writing classes for UC Berkeley Extension and other venues.
          Visit her at 
          www.margaretlucke.com
          and 
          https://www.facebook.com/Margaret.Lucke.Author/


          Description of talk:

          Worthy Opponents: How to Create Memorable Protagonists and Antagonists
           
          What you will learn:

          • Find the conflict that lies at the heart of any story.
          • Learn to create a worthy opponent for your protagonist.
          • Subtle techniques for your protagonist to prevail without telegraphing the ending.
          • How to create someone readers will root for to succeed and someone who will put that success into doubt.
          • How do you make these adversaries so compelling that their contest will keep readers turning the pages?

          Location: Zoom Online

          To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration.

          REGISTER

          Unable to attend? No problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay.

          You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.

          We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

          Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

          Event Contact: Ariella Moon
          authorariellamoon@gmail.com

            • Thursday, March 14, 2024
            • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
            • 849 Restaurant and Lounge 849 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262


            Camaraderie, Creativity & Cocktails

            Free Write and Mingle



            Join fellow members to write and socialize!  We will have writing prompts to spark our imagination, then transition to happy hour! 
            Registration is not required for this free event, and please feel free to bring a guest!

            Location:
            849 Restaurant and Lounge
            849 N Palm Canyon Dr
            Palm Springs, CA 92262

            Registration is not required for this free event.

            Members only. Feel free to bring a guest.

            Free Write begins at 3:30 p.m.
            Mingle begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
            Attend either or both.

            We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

            Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild?
            Please
            click here.

            Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
            pswg@geographilia.com

              • Thursday, March 28, 2024
              • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
              • P.F. Chang’s 71800 CA-111 Ste C-104 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


              Camaraderie, Creativity & Cocktails

              Free Write and Mingle



              Join fellow members to write and socialize!  We will have writing prompts to spark our imagination, then transition to happy hour! 
              Registration is not required for this free event, and please feel free to bring a guest!

              Location:
              P.F. Chang’s
              71800 CA-111 Ste C-104
              Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

              Registration is not required for this free event.

              Members only. Feel free to bring a guest.

              Free Write begins at 3:30 p.m.
              Mingle begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
              Attend either or both.

              We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

              Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild?
              Please
              click here.

              Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
              pswg@geographilia.com

                • Monday, April 01, 2024
                • 12:00 AM
                • Sunday, April 21, 2024
                • 11:59 PM
                Registration is closed


                Announcing our next Challenge

                Payoff for not achieving goal


                Challenge Registration Opens: April 1, 2024
                Submission Deadline: April 21, 2024

                About
                Write 500 words about "Payoff for not achieving goal"
                (or the topic of your choice). What's the payoff for NOT achieving the goal? And get written feedback from a professional editor!


                PLEASE SEE THE RULES AND JUDGING CRITERIA BELOW.

                We look forward to reading your entries!


                Entry Submission Rules

                Be sure to comply with all requirements. As with most professional writing submissions, there is no leeway on the rules. Questions? Please contact: kathy.weyer@att.net.

                1. Must be a member of Palm Springs Writers Guild with current, active status.
                2. Entries accepted between the opening date and submission deadline posted above.
                3. Please enter contest by registering online with a $15 entry fee for each entry; you can enter up to 3 times. Submit multiple entries separately.
                4. Each entry is 500 word maximum
                5. Must be submitted as a MS Word document
                6. One inch margins, double-spaced
                7. 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman
                8. Indented paragraphs
                9. Title must be included in the document header. You may not use the contest theme as your title
                10. Pagination must be included in the document footer.
                11. Do not include your name anywhere on the submitted document, only in the body of your e-mail.
                12. Please submit your entry as an email attachment and send it to kathy.weyer@att.net, no hard copies accepted. 
                13. The subject line of your email will read the title of your work (not the contest theme name)
                14. Blind submission entries  are critiqued by a professional editor.
                15. Entries will be returned with edits and feedback on your story and presentation.
                16. There are no refunds for this event.

                Judging Criteria

                1. Adherence to all rules above.
                2. Adherence to the theme or prompt.
                3. Compelling and original plot:
                  a. Traditionally consists of a beginning (exposition), middle (development), and end (climax and resolution).
                  b. However, if your piece is fiction, very short pieces often consist of a “slice of life.” The narrative should still exhibit a plot-like arc so that the story feels self-contained and complete.
                4. Compelling and original characters
                  a. At a minimum, the viewpoint character has dimension, with a substantial stake in the story’s resolution, making the reader care.
                  b. Dialogue is believable and suited to each character.
                5. Consistency of narrative voice:
                  a. Point of view; first, second, or third person.
                  b. Level of omniscience: omniscient or all-knowing narrator, limited-omniscient narrator, or non-omniscient “objective” narrator.
                6. Fundamental writing skills:
                  a. Spelling. Punctuation. Grammar. Usage.       
                7. The writer’s “secret sauce” that, when blended with the above criteria, makes the story stand out. For example:
                  a. Artistry and clarity of language.
                  b. Creation of mood through setting, description, and detail.
                  c. Distinctness of voice.
                Interested in becoming a PSWG Member? Click this button JOIN
                • Saturday, April 06, 2024
                • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
                Register


                Announcing Our Upcoming

                April Writers Forum



                In-person monthly gathering. Come experience our new panel discussions and member-to-member knowledge sharing! 

                REGISTER

                Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Refunds are not available for this event.

                We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
                santiagogo@aol.com

                  • Saturday, April 06, 2024
                  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                  • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
                  Register


                  Announcing our next In-Person Workshop

                  When Art Worlds Collide
                  Lisa Teasley



                  About Lisa Teasley

                  Lisa Teasley is the author of two story collections, the newly released FLUID and the award-winning GLOW IN THE DARK (Cune Press), as well as two critically acclaimed novels, DIVE and HEAT SIGNATURE (Bloomsbury). As a visual artist, Lisa’s paintings have exhibited widely in museums and galleries such as the Marie Baldwin Gallery, LACMA, Watts Towers Art Center and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. www.lisateasley.com.


                  Description of talk:

                  The instructor will speak of her experience balancing the written word and the visual arts and will provide both writing and painting prompts to access from the infinite of imagination. Any level of visual art creativity is most welcome and appreciated. Materials recommended: a journal, a favorite writing pen and pencil. If you have color pencils and/or crayons, great.

                  Takeaways:

                  • Allowing your art to flow without boundaries
                  • Letting visual art elevate your writing
                  • How skills feed other skills and ideas lead to new ideas
                  • Inspirational techniques to replenish your storytelling toolbox
                  • Experiencing the thrill of unbridled creativity
                  REGISTER

                  To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

                  We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                  Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. 

                  Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                  Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
                  santiagogo@aol.com

                    • Friday, April 19, 2024
                    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                    • Zoom Online
                    Register


                    Announcing our next Online Lab

                    Not a Heroine's Journey
                    Stacey Simmons, PhD



                    About Stacey Simmons

                    Stacey Simmons is a writer and psychotherapist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She discovered an analog to the Hero’s Journey that is NOT a heroine’s journey by examining myths, films, sacred literature, and stories. In her practice at Hope Therapy Center she specializes in the unique needs of creative professionals. You can learn more about her writing here.


                    Description of talk:

                    Not a Heroine’s Journey: Don’t Tell Your Women-Centered Story like a Hero’s Tale!

                    What you will learn:

                    • Why a Woman-centered story fails using the Hero’s (or Heroine’s) Journey model
                    • How to use the Queen’s Path to make your story connect with readers
                    • Who is the Divided Woman and how do you make space for her in your stories?
                    • How can you make sense of the Happily Ever After drive to help your story connect with readers?
                    • How to drive home your character arcs by underlining the relevant aspects of their personal journeys along the Queen’s Path

                    What you should bring

                    • A character synopsis for your protagonists and antagonists
                    • A beat sheet of your plot points

                    Location: Zoom Online

                    To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration.

                    REGISTER

                    Unable to attend? No problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay.

                    You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.

                    We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                    Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                    Event Contact: Ariella Moon
                    authorariellamoon@gmail.com

                      • Thursday, April 25, 2024
                      • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
                      • 849 Restaurant and Lounge 849 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262


                      Camaraderie, Creativity & Cocktails

                      Free Write and Mingle



                      Join fellow members to write and socialize!  We will have writing prompts to spark our imagination, then transition to happy hour! 
                      Registration is not required for this free event, and please feel free to bring a guest!

                      Location:
                      849 Restaurant and Lounge
                      849 N Palm Canyon Dr
                      Palm Springs, CA 92262

                      Registration is not required for this free event.

                      Members only. Feel free to bring a guest.

                      Free Write begins at 3:30 p.m.
                      Mingle begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
                      Attend either or both.

                      We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                      Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild?
                      Please
                      click here.

                      Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
                      pswg@geographilia.com

                        • Wednesday, May 01, 2024
                        • 12:00 AM
                        • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
                        • 11:59 PM
                        Registration is closed


                        Announcing our next Challenge

                        What's your ending?


                        Challenge Registration Opens: May 1, 2024
                        Submission Deadline: May 21, 2024

                        About
                        Write 500 words about "What's your ending?"
                        (or the topic of your choice). Write the first half the way you've planned it, then switch it around to an alternative ending.  And get written feedback from a professional editor!


                        PLEASE SEE THE RULES AND JUDGING CRITERIA BELOW.

                        We look forward to reading your entries!


                        Entry Submission Rules

                        Be sure to comply with all requirements. As with most professional writing submissions, there is no leeway on the rules. Questions? Please contact: kathy.weyer@att.net.

                        1. Must be a member of Palm Springs Writers Guild with current, active status.
                        2. Entries accepted between the opening date and submission deadline posted above.
                        3. Please enter contest by registering online with a $15 entry fee for each entry; you can enter up to 3 times. Submit multiple entries separately.
                        4. Each entry is 500 word maximum
                        5. Must be submitted as a MS Word document
                        6. One inch margins, double-spaced
                        7. 12-point Times Roman or Times New Roman
                        8. Indented paragraphs
                        9. Title must be included in the document header. You may not use the contest theme as your title
                        10. Pagination must be included in the document footer.
                        11. Do not include your name anywhere on the submitted document, only in the body of your e-mail.
                        12. Please submit your entry as an email attachment and send it to kathy.weyer@att.net, no hard copies accepted. 
                        13. The subject line of your email will read the title of your work (not the contest theme name)
                        14. Blind submission entries  are critiqued by a professional editor.
                        15. Entries will be returned with edits and feedback on your story and presentation.
                        16. There are no refunds for this event.

                        Judging Criteria

                        1. Adherence to all rules above.
                        2. Adherence to the theme or prompt.
                        3. Compelling and original plot:
                          a. Traditionally consists of a beginning (exposition), middle (development), and end (climax and resolution).
                          b. However, if your piece is fiction, very short pieces often consist of a “slice of life.” The narrative should still exhibit a plot-like arc so that the story feels self-contained and complete.
                        4. Compelling and original characters
                          a. At a minimum, the viewpoint character has dimension, with a substantial stake in the story’s resolution, making the reader care.
                          b. Dialogue is believable and suited to each character.
                        5. Consistency of narrative voice:
                          a. Point of view; first, second, or third person.
                          b. Level of omniscience: omniscient or all-knowing narrator, limited-omniscient narrator, or non-omniscient “objective” narrator.
                        6. Fundamental writing skills:
                          a. Spelling. Punctuation. Grammar. Usage.       
                        7. The writer’s “secret sauce” that, when blended with the above criteria, makes the story stand out. For example:
                          a. Artistry and clarity of language.
                          b. Creation of mood through setting, description, and detail.
                          c. Distinctness of voice.
                        Interested in becoming a PSWG Member? Click this button JOIN
                        • Saturday, May 04, 2024
                        • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                        • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
                        Register


                        Announcing Our Upcoming

                        May Writers Forum



                        In-person monthly gathering. Come experience our new panel discussions and member-to-member knowledge sharing! 

                        REGISTER

                        Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Refunds are not available for this event.

                        We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                        Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                        Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
                        santiagogo@aol.com

                          • Saturday, May 04, 2024
                          • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
                          • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
                          Register


                          Announcing our next In-Person Workshop

                          Tall Tales: The Art of the Short Story
                          Noel Alumit



                          About Noel Alumit

                          Noel Alumit is a multidisciplinary artist who wrote the novels Talking to the Moon and Letters to Montgomery Clift. He won the Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association and the James Duggins Mid-Career Prize. He was named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100” and was a California State Commissioner on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. His new book, Music Heard in WiFi & Other Stories was released this year by Rebel Satori Press and will be available for sale at the event.

                          Description of talk:

                          Whether you write novels, memoirs, or short stories, you don’t want to miss this one! Short stories do everything longer stories do, but backward and in high heels! They have to establish character quickly, often in just a few words or sentences. Plot is also condensed in short stories and, because of its small scope, it is often easier to see and understand how plot is working in a short story than in a longer work. Short stories often contain some kind of revelation or significant turning point in a character’s thought and/or action. This moment of realization is a major, defining attribute of the short story genre. Tradition and innovation meet in this unique workshop.

                          Five things you'll learn:

                          • To identify or create demographic factors (age, gender, race, class, etc.).
                          • To define what an epiphany is and how it works in literature.
                          • The purpose of secondary characters in relation to the protagonist(s).
                          • To use material details to focus on the immaterial, such as a character’s emotions.
                          • To your cultural background, even if you don’t find it very exotic, for inspiration and innovation.

                          REGISTER


                          To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration. 

                          We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                          Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. 

                          Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                          Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
                          santiagogo@aol.com

                            • Thursday, May 09, 2024
                            • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
                            • P.F. Chang’s 71800 CA-111 Ste C-104 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


                            Camaraderie, Creativity & Cocktails

                            Free Write and Mingle



                            Join fellow members to write and socialize!  We will have writing prompts to spark our imagination, then transition to happy hour! 
                            Registration is not required for this free event, and please feel free to bring a guest!

                            Location:
                            P.F. Chang’s
                            71800 CA-111 Ste C-104
                            Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

                            Registration is not required for this free event.

                            Members only. Feel free to bring a guest.

                            Free Write begins at 3:30 p.m.
                            Mingle begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
                            Attend either or both.

                            We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                            Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild?
                            Please
                            click here.

                            Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
                            pswg@geographilia.com

                              • Friday, May 17, 2024
                              • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                              • Zoom Online Meeting
                              Register


                              Announcing our next Online Lab

                              Is Scrivener Write For You?
                              Matthew Lancellotti



                              About Matt

                              He is currently Professor of Marketing (Consumer Psychology) in the Department of Marketing at Mihaylo College of Business, Cal State Fullerton. Matt has published numerous research articles for academic journals and business-trade and -advice publications. At the same time he has always enjoyed writing fiction, and has done so in fits and starts since childhood. He has finally just finished writing his first novel, and is in the final editing process. Matt has found tremendous value and camaraderie as a member of the PSWG to help him through that journey. He lives in Palm Springs, a truly inspirational place for writing, with his loving husband and adorable pooch Ollie.

                              Description: 

                              Writing a book can be an organizational nightmare. You find yourself scribbling ideas, scenes, research notes, you name it, on napkins, in notebooks, on sticky pads, or saving stuff in myriad files you can’t find later on your computer. Scrivener is designed for writers, and lets you write, manage, and store every component of your novel all in one neatly organized file. This writing lab will cover its benefits, features, and basics on how to use the software so you can decide.


                              Location:
                              Zoom Online Meeting

                              To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration.

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                              Unable to attend, no problem, all paid registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation.

                              You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.

                              We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                              Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                              Event Contact: Matt Lancellotti
                              pswg@geographilia.com

                              • Saturday, June 01, 2024
                              • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                              • The Mizell Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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                              Announcing or upcoming

                              June Writers Forum



                              In-person monthly gathering. Come experience our new panel discussions and member-to-member knowledge sharing! 

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                              Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Refunds are not available for this event.

                              We may take photos and/or videos at any of our events for promotional purposes.

                              Ready to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild? Please click here.

                              Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago
                              santiagogo@aol.com