Our Festival is the first in the nation in the year 2020 when we will once again vote for the leader of our country. One of our themes is “Presidential Elections.” We are also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. The suffrage movement is a central part of American history and one that has irrevocably changed the American landscape.
We continue our tradition of having the finest writers and we will showcase some of the most highly acclaimed contemporary fiction writers. For the 2020 Festival, we already have 7 Pulitzer Prize winners and 2 Man Booker Prize winners. We invite writers from around the globe, making this a truly international event. Festival favorites Douglas Brinkley, Jon Meacham, Karl Rove and Bret Stephens have already committed to coming back next year. Authors return to the Festival because they love our “smart audiences.”
Our goal is to offer you a rich and diverse program with topics ranging from humor, mystery, international politics, history and health to great fiction. Our writers are all experts in their field, distinguished historians, respected journalists and gifted storytellers.
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See the past writers from Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in our Hall of Honor.
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RMWF Grand New England River Cruise
Sailing September 20, 2020: 11-Days/10-Nights
Discover the majestic seafaring heritage of coastal towns and quaint island villages. Your elegant small ship will dock in the heart of each historic harbor, amidst working boats and luxurious private yachts. Steps away you will find whaling and maritime museums, scenic bluffs, beaches, cobblestone streets and unique shops. This epic New England cruise visits the most captivating ports of call from southern New England to Maine. Discover America’s birthplace and savor the local cuisine, from the succulent lobsters of the Penobscot Bay to the best chowders of New England.
RMWF Hudson River Cruise: SOLD OUT
Cruising October 5 to 12, 2019
Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains on the western shore and the Taconic and Berkshire Hills to the east, the Hudson River is rich in both history and beauty. The cities and towns along the river date back to Dutch and English rule and feature some of the most magnificent architecture in America.
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