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Everyone is welcome to attend the

Writers Guild monthly meetings at the

Library. For more information, visit

Sheryl Roush, Author and

Speaking Coach

Saturday, January 3, 2 – 4 p.m.

How to Speak Like a Pro: For Writers

Angela Bole, Executive Director

of Independent Book Publishers


Saturday, February 7, 2 – 4 p.m.

Navigating the Publishing Maze:

Survival Tips for Authors

Gary Goldstein, Hollywood Film

Producer and Author

Saturday, March 14, 2 – 4 p.m.

Conquering Hollywood:

The Screenwriters’ Blueprint for

Career Success

Poetry Workshops

Weekly Sessions on Wednesdays,

January – March, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Poets interested in assignments,

critiques, and readings are invited to


Dorothea Bisbas,

City of Rancho

Mirage Public Library Poet Laureate.

The goal of these workshops is to

encourage poetry based on personal

experiences, language, and insights.

More advanced poets will share

techniques, including revision and

details about getting poetry published.

Book Discussion Group

The Library’s book discussion group

gathers on the second Friday of

each month to share a common love

of books and reading. No sign-up

necessary! For more information,

send an email to the Book Maven at

Friday, January 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,

by Helen Simonson

Friday, February 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

The Story of Lucy Gault,

by William Trevor

Friday, March 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle


by Robert M. Pirsig

Emergency Expo and Race to

Be Ready


Sunday, March 29, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The City of Rancho Mirage Emergency

Preparedness Commission invites you

to participate in the City’s annual event,

The Race to be Ready™, an Emergency


Walk/Run. This event promotes an


family-oriented community

experience. The purpose is to ensure

that every resident, visitor, HOA,

country club, business, and school is

fully prepared for future emergencies

in a fun, easy, and engaging way.

The featured forum speaker is world-

renowned seismic specialist,

Dr. Dennis


He will be joined by renowned


James McFarlin,

an expert

on cyber-terrorism.

Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation