There are some special events that are so universally appealing, so uniquely worthy, that they sell out in a matter of minutes, hours, or days—months ahead of time. Such is the case with the Second Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival: A Celebration of the Written Word.
To be held next January 21-24, the affair fêtes writers, books, readers, and ideas, bringing together scribes and their fans for four sublime days of literary lusciousness. Daytime events take place at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, while evening happenings are hosted at the Helene Galen Auditorium of Eisenhower Medical Center. And since passes have been sold out for quite some time, there is a waiting list…and the distinct possibility that the event will be expanded to allow for more participants.
Among the nearly 30 authors of fiction and non-fiction slated to appear in January 2015 are Marie Arana (“Bolívar”), A. Scott Berg (“Kate Remembered,” “Goldwyn”), Daniel James Brown (“The Boys in the Boat”), Henry Bushkin (“Johnny Carson”), Bob Colacello (Andy Warhol biography “Holy Terror”), Laurence Luckinbill (desert dweller and hubby of Lucie Arnaz, who will perform from his one-man play “Hemingway”), Amie Parnes (Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “HRC”), Debra Tate (who wrote the biography of her sister, “Sharon Tate”), and Sam Wasson (Bob Fosse biography “Fosse”).
If you like it when words and people come together, do yourself a favor and get on the waiting list. One never knows what can happen between now and then!