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November 5, 2022 General Meeting and Insider Workshop
The Vertical Plunge: Making the Most of the Moment in Memoir with Erika Schickel at The Mizell Center in Palm Springs.

October 12, 2022 Write Nite and Mid-Week Mingle

October 1, 2022 General Meeting and Insider Workshop
Book to Screen 
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For Immediate Release:  Date August 27, 2020
Contact:  Ellen Paris -

PSWG Launches 2020-2021 Season with Two Exciting Events Featuring Diana von Welanetz Wentworth, Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul (Both via Zoom):

September 12th General Meeting: “The Art & Magic of Memoir”

September 13th Insider Workshop: “Discover Your Own Tales of Love, Laughter and Legacy.”

Palm Springs, CA – Diana Von Welanetz Wentworth, author of ten best-selling books including highly successful editions of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will launch the Palm Springs Writers Guild 2020-2021 season with two special events. 

On Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 pm Diana will be the Guild’s guest speaker at its September General Meeting. Her topic is The Art & Magic of Memoir. This is a free event, but advance registration is required. 

On Sunday, September 13th from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Diana will lead the Insider Workshop Discover Your Own Tales of Love, Laughter and Legacy. The workshop cost is $125.00 for PSWG members, $200 for non-members. Advance registration is required. 

PSWG members and non-members can register for both events at:

         The Saturday presentation, The Art & Magic of the Memoirwill explore Diana’s journey to writing and publishing her memoir, as well as collaborating on two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She will provide insights to mining personal experiences and passions to inform and develop a successful memoir or other work of non-fiction. The presentation is designed to educate and encourage writers of all genres.           

During the September 13th Insider Workshop, Discover Your Own Tales of Love, Laughter and Legacy, Diana will draw on participants’ own stories. Activities will include provocative questions and writing experiences, leading writers to develop personal story lists, learn the Chicken Soup formula, and practice best storytelling skills.

The Palm Springs Writers Guild elevates and celebrates aspiring and seasoned writers throughout the Coachella Valley. The Guild supports and encourages those who write non-fiction and fiction, memoirs, and poetry with supportive critique groups, writing and publishing workshops, prestigious speakers, and a popular Book Fair. The Guild seeks to expand and enhance its community of writers with a variety of judged writing contests and a dynamic scholarship program for area students.


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