Upcoming events

Interested in becoming a PSWG Assistant/Coordinator on the PSWG Board of Directors?
Now’s the time to apply!

Members are the heart of PSWG's work. And our member volunteers help pump the blood. Because of the contributions of volunteers' time, talent, and expertise, PSWG can lead the industry of writers toward a world where our writers have the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the industry of writers.

PSWG is currently recruiting new Assistants/Coordinators for our Board of Directors based upon the PSWG Bylaws for our fiscal year 2018-2019 (being September 8, 2018 through June 30, 2019). Volunteering in this capacity will allow you to:

Give back to the PSWG community by assisting in shaping the future of PSWG and independent writers’.

Share your voice by taking an active role in identifying independent writers’ trends and issues.

Make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside other members in the community of writers. This will help broaden your network and build lasting friendships with other thought leaders.

We're seeking to build an energetic, inclusive, and innovative corps of PSWG volunteers and Assistants/Coordinators on the PSWG Board of Directors. If this is an opportunity that interests you, we hope you'll apply to openings on the following Positions:

These proposed Assistant/Coordinator positions will be implemented at the September 8, 2018 PSWG General Meeting after such changes to the ByLaws are voted on and approved 2/3 of our attending membership: 

President - Assistant Position
Executive Vice President - Assistant Position
Vice President, Membership – Assistant Position
Vice President Programs - Assistant Position
Treasurer - Assistant Position
Recording/Corresponding Secretary – Assistant Position
Vice President Contests - Assistant Position
Vice President Education and Training - Assistant Position
Vice President Communications – Assistant Position Member At Large - Assistant Position 

Please submit your name and contact information to Vice President VPpswg@gmail.com indicating which positions(s) you may be interested in volunteering.

In Memory
John Carrigan
John Carrigan, VP Membership made his transition at 6:00 a.m. June 14, 2018 after struggling with health issues. A member of the Guild since 2011, John immediately got involved to help make the Guild better for all its members by serving on the Board of Directors, chairing the Desert Writers Expo for 5 seasons, providing poignant copy for PSWG marketing efforts, chairing the Nominations Committee 3 years in a row to elect a new board and managing membership for the past 3 seasons. Read more here.

September 8, 2018
Meet Like-M
inded Writers

Genre Group Connection at General Meeting

Come at 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes before the general meeting) to meet and mingle with people in your writing genre. Genre groups will be identified in the cafeteria part of the library, so you can easily meet fellow writers who are interested in your genre. Fiction, non-fiction, children’s, poetry, and other genres are planned.

September 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting

Ruth Nolan, Professor of English and Creative Writing, College of the DesertRuth Nolan, Professor of English and Creative Writing, College of the Desert

A former wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service and BLM California Desert District, she is the author Ruby Mountain (Finishing Line Press); editor of No Place for a Puritan: The Literature of California’s Deserts (Heyday Books); and co-editor of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlet Tanager.) Read more here.

September 9, 2018 Workshop

THE POWER OF PLACE: Using Setting to Bring Your Stories/Poems to Life

This workshop will be a very dynamic, writing-generative experience filled with tips on how to use the crucial literary element of "setting" to maximum effect in your writing. We'll study how to make your settings function as literary agents, and even characters, in your writing, by examining short samples of fiction, essays and poetry that utilize "setting" to maximum effect, then you will dig in to build and write your own settings to life, using prompts provided by the workshop instructor. Come ready to generate lots of writing during this action-packed day! Read more here.

2018-2019 PSWG Theme

Writing Development through Getting Published

2018-2019 Desert Writers Expo will be moved to a weekend and incorporate a holiday theme.

2018-2019 Bootcamps will be held on week days.

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

*The specific purpose of this corporation is to encourage, develop and support  aspiring and established Coachella Valley writers as they pursue their craft by offering educational programs, mentoring, critique groups, and fellowship.
*Article II: Purpose B

The Board meets the first Saturday of each month, September through June at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, small meeting room adjacent to the front entrance.

Guild News


Palm Springs Writers Guild - ArtPatron Magazine Marketing Opportunity
read the President’s Letter here and see the Pricing Sheet here.

Read from your book at
Gallery 500

500 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
For more information contact Donna Fitzgerald.

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
 June 22-24, 2018. Read more here. The Guild shares information on this website that may be of interest to some of our members, but this does not equate to an endorsement.

June meeting photos. Find your picture here.

New member orientation
 after each monthly meeting in the conference room across the hall from the community room. Come and get the skinny on all the Guild has to offer
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New online critique groups
(members only) read more here.

New 2018-2019 Board Elected
  read more here.





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