The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world-class gathering of the finest writers who contribute to the intellectual vitality of our time. The City of Rancho Mirage, California, welcomes 40 authors and 1,000 readers from around the globe to the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory each January. Jamie Kabler, who wanted to bring a premier intellectual event to the Coachella Valley, founded the Festival in 2014, which has been described as “Coachella for the brain.”
Our mission is to bring our readers a rich and diverse program with topics ranging from politics, history, humor, and health to genre and literary fiction. Our writers are all experts in their field, distinguished historians, respected journalists and gifted storytellers. Many are recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Man Booker Prize as well as New York Times bestsellers.
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Speaker – Emmitt Smith Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 seasons as a running back in…Details
Speaker – Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed “The Great One,” is widely considered to be the greatest hockey player of all-time. Following his successful career on the ice, Gretzky has…Details
Sports legends Wayne Gretzky, Emmitt Smith, and Sugar Ray Leonard take the stage at the 2023 Rancho Mirage Speaker Series, one of the premier lecture circuit events. Learn more and get tickets.Details