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 Coachella Valley. In addition to being able to purchase unique published works, attendees will have an opportunity to network with local authors and talk about the process of writing, publishing and marketing.
For over 40 years the non-profit Palm Springs Writers Guild has helped valley residents with the skills needed to write and publish books, screenplays, poetry and more. The annual Desert Writers Expo is the chance for members to showcase their finished products – everything from memoirs and manuscripts to cookbooks and true crime.
The continued popularity of e-books and self-publishing have opened up new avenues for amateur and professional authors. More than half of the nearly 300 members of the Palm Springs Writers Guild have had their work professionally published and the Desert Writers Expo will showcase 30 of them.
This is an opportunity for the general public to meet with local authors in an informal setting, discuss their writing process and support the literary scene of the Coachella Valley by purchasing books.
Founded in 1977 by a small group of area residents, all with an interest in writing, the Palm Springs Writers Guild was established to promote the art of writing among both aspiring and professional writers. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2004, with a 501(c)(3) status as of May 31, 2011, today the Guild boasts a membership of over 200 writers at every stage of the craft. No matter where a member is on his or her writing journey, the Guild provides services he or she needs to turn writing dreams into reality. As the desert communities continue to grow and become a mecca for creative people from all over the United States and Canada, so does the Writers Guild.
DESERT WRITERS EXPO
Celebrates Coachella Valley Authors
Thursday, March 30th 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Rancho Mirage Public Library
71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
For more information and updates please visit www.palmspringswritersguild.org