Event Calendar

Contact: Ed Lopatin, Vice-President, Programs

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, May 02, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Announcing scholarship recipients, Contest Winners, Volunteer Appreciation and Pitch your book! Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA
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    Awards & Accolades
        Together we acknowledge the achievements of our members while celebrating the craft of writing.

     2:00pm -4:00pm

    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Rancho Library Community Room

    Featuring:

    Volunteer Appreciation

    Barbara Seranella Scholarship Awards

    Writing Contest Awards / Reading

    *Pitch your book!

    *Event Emcee: Eduardo Santiago.

    Ready to encourage and promote the craft of writing, the always enthusiastic Eduardo Santiago sets the inspiring tone and pace for our event.  

    Mr. Santiago teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and is the founder and curator of the Idyllwild Authors Series. In addition he is the facilitator for the very popular book-start intensive  "Idyllwild Writing Retreat".

    He is a two-time PEN Emerging Voices Fellow (2004 and 2010). His first novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss (Little Brown and Co.), took Best Historical Novel and Best First Book honors at the International Latino Book Awards and was a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. His second novel, Midnight Rumba , was published in 2012. His shorter works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The AdvocateOut Traveler, One For The Table, The Platte. 

    Eduardo Santiago was born in Cuba and grew up in Los Angeles and Miami. He holds a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University.

    *Special Guest Reader: Darci Daniels

    A favorite guest of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Darci Daniels is a spectacularly talented artist with a glamorous vocal versatility. Her relaxed, easy style will capture your immediate attention and  have you  listening from start to finish.  

    A concert artist, Darci has been the opening act for many top names, her favorite being Mel Torme.  Darci is an award winning stage actress for her portrayal as the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella for the Coronado Playhouse.  She has also received critical acclaim for her roles as Eliza Doolittle for Regional Theater and Polly Peachum for the Desert Opera Guild.  

    Darci Daniels has her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame and recently appeared in The Purple Room in Palm Springs. Darci has been a main showroom act for many years, including at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

    *Pitch your book! Presentation:
    Are you a published PSWG Member?
    Like a chance to pitch your book? 
    Here's a fun opportunity for you to go to the microphone and pitch your book to members and guests.
    The catch? You only have sixty-seconds.
     This lively and fun presentation is a great way for authors to hone their skills of promotion. Of course, always fun to be in the audience!
      Limited to 20 time slots.
    For more info click here!
     
    Online registration form click here

    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Diana Miller-Castells

    President.PSWG@gmail.com

    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild:

    Please fill out our online membership application!

    Click on Become a Member

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Rancho Mirage Library, Rancho Mirage CA

    You've written, published, and distributed your book...

     TIME TO PROMOTE IT!

    presented by

    Award-Winning Author & Motivational Speaker 

     Karen L. Twichell

    Eager to get on the promotional speaking circuit? Ready to perform radio and television interviews? Excited about being the center of attention during book signings? Wincing at the mere thought of public promotion?

    Promotion events can be a challenge for anyone. However, remembering what Sheryl Roush showed us in her presentation in January, Speak and Market Like a Pro®, learning to speak in front of audiences is certainly an effective way to sell books. 

    How about we learn a few more?

    Whether you are eager to do speaking gigs or need to find other practical ways to promote your book, this presentation will help any writer, novice to professional, interested in learning effective ways to promote books and related materials.  

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Rancho Mirage Public Library, Community Room

    Karen's solid approach and easy to understand presentation will give you important pointers such as:
    • Defining your audience
    • Promotion that you can do in your PJs
    • Informing those interested in the subject of your book
    • Fiction vs. Non-fiction promotion
    • Help from your colleagues
    • Promotional Materials
    • The advantages of speaking up
    Q & A will be moderated following her presentation.

    More about Karen Twichell:
    Award Winning Author of "A Care Giver's Journey" and Toastmaster's International Accredited speaker, Karen Twichell, has been speaking on the topic of family care-giving across the nation for fifteen years.

    Using techniques such as humor and stories of her own personal experience as the caregiver of many family members with cancer and Parkinson's Disease, Karen's main platform is to convey practical guidance and show family members how to make the job of being a caregiver easier and less stressful.

    As an effective public speaker, Karen presents dynamic, energetic talks to both family caregivers and medical teams who support family caregivers helping them to work together.

    Karen is one of 16 women in the world to have earned the Toastmasters International elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professionalism, from over 4.4 million members in 130 countries. To date, there are only 66 who have earned this title.




    www.palmspringswritersguild.com

    Contact person for this meeting:  

    Ed Lopatin, VP, PSWG Programs
    PROGRAMS.PSWG@GMAIL.COM


    If you would like to become a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Please fill out our online membership application! Click on Become a Member


    Not everyone is eager to get on the speaking circuit, to do radio and television interviews, to speak at book signings.  As Sheryl Roush showed us in her presentation in January, “Speak and Market Like a Pro®”, learning to speak in front of audiences is a sure way to sell books.  But it’s only one of the ways.  Whether you want to do the speaking gigs or you are looking for other means of promotion, you’ll want to join Karen L. Twichell as she addresses the following:

    • ·       Defining your audience
    • ·       Promotion that you can do in your PJs
    • ·       Informing those interested in the subject of your book
    • ·       Fiction vs. Non-fiction promotion
    • ·       Help from your colleagues
    • ·       Promotional materials and Covers – You vs I
    • ·       The advantages of speaking up

    Author and Speaker, Karen L. Twichell, has been speaking on the topic of family caregiving across the nation for fifteen years.  Karen is one of 16 women in the world to have earned the Toastmasters International elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professionalism, from over 4.4 million members in 130 countries.  To date, there are only 66 who have earned this title.

    • 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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