February Meeting

 

 

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the Desert Symphony

Our mission is to provide a professional orchestra committed to enhancing and enriching the cultural life of the people in the Desert Cities.
We offer a series of concerts, recitals and special events with programs of musical, artistic excellence that entertain, educate and engage the audience.
We are also dedicated to providing free concerts to schoolchildren where they can experience a live symphony orchestra.

 

Nancy-Tapick-Nancy Tapick, president the Desert Symphony

will be our speaker 

Tuesday, February 21, 2016

 

11:45 to 1:30
buffet lunch followed by the program

at

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

Reservations required. Please email Sunny at
sunny@raisethebarhigh.com by Friday, February 17
$26 members $28 guests

Nancy became involved with the Desert Symphony in the year 2000, was asked to join the board, and has continued to be involved for 17 years. She holds a BS degree, MBA and a Juris Doctorate degree.
She is very involved in both music organizations, charitable organizations and foundations that serve hospitals and health.

 

January Meeting

When we think writer– novelist, biographer, newspaper and magazine writer usually comes to mind.
But there is a whole other world of writers who are important, maybe more so, than those who write to entertain us.

They write in trade journals or other publications specific to their profession or business.
This sharing between peers is where innovation happens, advances are made.

img_8082-in-pdf-format-copy Debra Vogler*, Pen Woman and president of Instant Insight, Inc.
will tell us of her experience as a writer in technology and present some intriguing questions.

What are the differences among peer-reviewed journals, trade journals, and the mainstream media?
How has the growth of online content affected qualified reader publications?
Could trade journals or their online equivalents be an answer to “fake news?”

January 17, 2017


11:45-1:30

lunch followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. Please email Sunny at
sunny@raisethebarhigh.com by Friday, January 13
$26 members $28 guests

* Debra founded Instant Insight Inc., a media production company, in 1998 after a 20-year career in engineering. Between 2001 and 2011 she was employed as senior technical editor of the print and online publications at PennWell publications where she also produced and hosted video and audio interviews with industry executives and technologists. Since 2012, she has worked for her own company, whose clients include Chip Scale Review magazine, for which she is senior technical editor, and SEMI, for which she is a strategy advisor on the planning and organization of technical sessions at the annual SEMICON West exposition and conference. In addition to writing hundreds of technological articles over the years, Debra has added another title:producer. She serves as the executive producer of the pilot episode of Curious Duck ®, the science show, and the pilot episode of Silicon Valley Weekend.

 

 

December Meeting

Combine a voracious reader with an early love of fairytales and fantasy
with a writer who has skill with words and a gift for characterization
and you have

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Shean Pao

author of The Feather and the Moon Well,
a fantasy adventure especially chosen by best selling science-fiction writer Dave Farland* to launch his Discovery Series

Come meet this amazing author and graphic artist

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

 

 

11:45 to 1:30
buffet lunch followed by the program

 

at

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. Please email Sunny at
sunny@raisethebarhigh.com by Friday,December 16
$26 members $28 guests 

     • ” I’ve helped hundreds of new writers get their first publications as short story writers or novelists, but every once in a while I run across someone with a special gift, and I’ve wished that I could   do a bit more to publish them.”

November Meeting

Someone once said to Sofia Enriquez, ”You’re too young to be doing what you are doing.”
Oh, did she prove them wrong.

 

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Moving back to the desert after graduating from Otis Parsons in Los Angeles, Sofia brought her passion for art along with a mission to bring the love for art to the young and those who can’t afford it. Along with creating her own art, she teaches at the Coachella Valley Art Center, the Palm Springs Art Musuem and the MAKE gallery in the Westfield mall Palm Desert.

Come meet Sofia Enriquez and hear her remarkable story

 

November 15, 2016

 

11:30-1:30
buffet followed by the program

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

Reservations required. Please email Sunny at
sunny@raisethebarhigh.com by Friday, November 11
$26 members $28 guests

October Meeting

 Are you finding it difficult to navigate the world of publishing?

Is being “picked up” by a major publishing company just a pipe dream?

Do you have that book that is just waiting for an agent to discover it?

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Meet
Literary Agent Claire Gerus

Claire Gerus has amazing insight into the creative and commercial potential of authors.
She supports all her clients with a loyalty  and a relentless focus that is rare in the publishing industry.
                                                                                                                                      New York Editor Paul Dinas, Penguin/Putnam                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                             

October 18, 2016

 

11:30 to 1:30
buffet lunch followed by program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. Please email Sunny at
  sunny@raisethebarhigh.com by Friday, October 14
$26 members    $28 guests

Claire is open to assisting authors as an agent, a book developer, or an editor.
She is now focusing on adult nonfiction projects.
gerus.claire@gmail.com

May Meeting

The Willows

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An iconic old hotel at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, The Willows has a varied and colorful history. Newly restored to its previous glamour, we will be treated to learn about its past and current history from the owner who restored this desert treasure and shared it in a book Einstein Dreamt Here.

Tracy Conrad MD

will join us

May 17, 2016


11:30-1:30

lunch buffet followed by program

 

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Please make reservations with Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net by Friday, May 13
$26 members $28 guests

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The Willows has played a major part in the history of Palm Springs, hosting an impressive array of some of the world’s most important and fascinating people. The Willows has welcomed senators and scientists, royalty and rock stars, the brother of a president, the son of a president, the daughter of a president and a president. At least of dozen of its guests have graced the cover of Time Magazine. It has known the greats of Hollywood and Broadway, winners of the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, princes and princesses, barons, lords and ladies, reporters, writers, and artists. And, Einstein Dreamt Here.

April Meeting

Education

At a time when budget cutbacks have substantially reduced arts programs from the curriculum in most schools, the McCallum Theatre Institute, the educational division of the theater, works in close partnership with local education agencies to make the arts available to students. Children from across the Valley and the High Desert have the opportunity to attend world-class theater, dance and musical performances at the McCallum. Approximately 40,000 students and teachers participate in McCallum Theatre Institute experiences each year.

Come learn about the women’s organization that supports the McCallum Theater Institute,
and the many educational programs the Institute is able to provide to the community.

 

Linda Weakley

president the Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre

 

Barbara Klein 

education chair of the Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre

 

Will join us

 

April 19, 2016



11:30-1:30
Lunch buffet followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by April 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

March Meeting

Every month it appears on the news stand. You see it in the grocery store or it comes in your mail.
You can’t wait to see what’s on the cover. What is this Desert icon?
Palm Springs Life has been reporting on the happenings of the greater Palm Springs area since the 1950s.
What many don’t know is that it is just part of a company which produces over 30 other publications.

We will have an opportunity to learn more about the work that goes into magazine publishing
from

Julie Sinclair
Desert Publications Inc. Editorial Director, Custom Publishing

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 March 15, 2016

11:30-1:30
lunch buffet followed by program

Desert Falls Country Club

Palm Desert

 

Julie, previously editor in chief of Palm Springs Life, has enjoyed a career in the magazine industry that spans 20 years. Most of her work has been in New York with consumer lifestyle magazines such as Good Housekeeping Do It Yourself, House Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Home Remodeling and Decorating Ideas, Bridal Guide, and Spa. 

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by March 11 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

 

February Meeting

The literary world can be confusing. 
You want to get a book published, but where do you begin? 
How do you decide what to write? 
How do you know if what you write can actually be published? 
How do you find an agent, and how do you know what to submit to an agent?

These and other questions will be answered

by

Literary Agent
and author of
GET PUBLISHED: A GUIDE TO LITERARY TIPS, TRAPS, & TRUTH


Diane Nine

Nine Speakers, Inc.

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Diane with her companion and muse.

February 16, 2016

 

11:30-1:30
Buffet lunch followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by January 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

Diane, who calls the nation’s capitol her home, has held numerous positions in politics and the media.  She is the President of Nine Speakers, Inc., and a graduate of George Washington University’s Law School.  Founded in 1988, Nine Speakers is a full service entertainment agency representing people across the world in the literary, lecture, television, film, and theatrical arenas. She is currently representing Cindy Williams and her book Shirley, I Jest

January Meeting

Learn about the creative process of
Altered Books  

with
Sylvia Torres and Carole Hatcher

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An altered book is a type of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.  The artist may add pockets and niches to hold tags, rocks, memorabilia, or other three-dimensional objects. Some artists change the shape of the book, or use multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art. It may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Altered books are shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet.

 

January 19, 2016

11:30-1:30

lunch buffet followed by the program

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

About the artists:
Sylvia Torres (satorres@me.com) creates altered books, and will show examples for sale.
Carole Hatcher (carolejhatcher@gmail.com) creates altered books for use in her event planning business.

Reservations required.
Please RSVP by January 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673