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DESERT WRITERS EXPO CELEBRATES VALLEY AUTHORS

DESERT WRITERS EXPO CELEBRATES VALLEY AUTHORS

By | March 22, 2017 at 7:35 am | No comments

Palm Springs Writers Guild & Rancho Mirage Library Partner for Book Fair Highlighting Locally Written Works    On Thursday March 30th the Community Room at the Rancho Mirage Public Library will transform into a book fair featuring writers who live and work in the...

Posted in: Authors, Columns, Events, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

RANCHO MIRAGE WRITERS FESTIVAL – Better and Better!

RANCHO MIRAGE WRITERS FESTIVAL – Better and Better!

By | February 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons The definition of a festival is: “a period of celebration.”  With all the wonderful festivals in the Coachella Valley -- art, music, and film, the meaning is especially apropos to this year’s Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. With a hunger and...

Posted in: Authors, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

3rd Rancho Mirage Writers Festival A Success

3rd Rancho Mirage Writers Festival A Success

By | January 28, 2016 at 12:55 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Right after author T. Geronimo Johnson read a descriptive passage from his award-winning novel Welcome to Braggsville, he told the packed audience to raise a hand any time for questions or comments. A hand went up immediately.  Johnson pointed to the...

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Carlynne McDonnell – Author & Activist in the Quest for Equality

Carlynne McDonnell – Author & Activist in the Quest for Equality

By | November 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo There is an adage that actions are stronger than words. Sometimes words are the action. Carlynne McDonnell’s book, “The Every Woman’s Guide to Equality” is one of those sometimes. This Texas native now calls the Coachella Valley her home....

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The Valley’s Best New Fest: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

The Valley’s Best New Fest: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

By | January 29, 2015 at 1:35 am | No comments

By Heidi Simmons It’s time to add the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to the list of top Coachella Valley events. Held last week, over three days in three venues with 40 authors and 800 attendees, the Second Annual Writers Festival solidified its status as an important as...

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Real Women Know How To Write

Real Women Know How To Write

By | July 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm | No comments

Author Josefina Lopez talks about Hollywood rejection, writing her heart out and ADD By Judith Salkin Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles in the ‘70s, author Josefina Lopez couldn’t figure out why she was depressed and didn’t fit in with the...

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