January 26–28, 2022

Giving to the Community

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Foundation is committed to giving back to our community. A portion of our proceeds go to supporting programs and improvements for our partner, the award-winning Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. The Foundation gave $60,000 toward the cost of the beautiful glass façade that encloses the Children’s Room, which is the Disney Room during the Festival.

The Foundation purchased two short story dispensers for $24,000 for the Eisenhower Health ER and the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. These innovative machines dispense delightful stories or poems for free on demand.

Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Children's Room
Children’s Room
Short Story Dispenser
Short Story Dispenser

For the 2020 Festival, the Foundation gave free books to attendees at a retail value of $105 per person. We bought approximately $120,000 worth of books to donate. The Foundation donated books to the graduating class of Rancho Mirage High School. Plus we give free books all year long to readers who attend the Writers Series.