RMWF MMXVIII

January 24-26, 2018

America's Best Writers Festival

Press

Best lecture series: Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Series

“But the best talks are at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Series. I attended one Thursday by best-selling author Don Winslow.”

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Six months after Clinton loss, public wants answers

“If the sales of Jonathan Allen’s and Amie Parnes’ book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, is any indication, there’s now a hunger for political autopsy. ‘I think people have a strong curiosity for why she lost, and they want answers beyond Russia and (FBI director James) Comey.'”

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Bob Dylan book to get first talk at 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Fest

“Douglas Brinkley, a 20th century American historian who spoke at last month’s festival on Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, just announced he’s writing a new book on Bob Dylan. It isn’t an authorized biography, but he says the recent Nobel Prize for Literature winner has given it his blessings.”

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Book lovers converge at Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

“More than 1000 people flooded our resort city to attend the 4th annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to buy popular books and get them signed, hear world-renowned writers read passages and share insights on the mechanics of writing, and — in Sen. Barbara Boxer’s case — sing.”

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rancho mirage writers festival—better and better!

“With a hunger and fervor, from early morning and into the night, the Fourth Annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival captured the spirit, energy and freedom of the written word, celebrating for 48 hours, the intelligent expression and exchange of great ideas.”

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Writer’s Festival Booked Solid

“The fourth Annual Rancho Mirage Writer’s Festival staged at the Rancho Mirage Public Library January 28-29 was a bold success on several fronts.”

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Rancho Mirage Writers Fest considers America under Trump

“Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens gave a talk about the future of America, looking 20 rather than a mere four years ahead, and by glancing backward. He recalled his grandmother’s history, as a refugee of Soviet Bolshevism and then Nazi Germany, and his mother, who was born in fascist Italy.”

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Jamie Kabler: Literary Visionary

“In our fair city, thanks to Rancho Mirage Writers Festival founder Jamie Kabler, it’s all about scribes and their oeuvre.”

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Rancho Mirage Writers Fest feeds visceral and intellectual curiosities

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a gourmet literary feast. It’s packed with lively conversation that entertains and informs – providing news you can use, as we used to say in the newspaper business.”

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Sold-out Rancho Mirage Writers Fest preparing for controversy

“Extra security is expected to be on hand Sunday for a talk by a controversial British author launching the second day of the sold-out Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.”

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Robert Wagner surviving celeb fame and taking it to writers fest

“Wagner will make two appearances this weekend at the sold-out Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. Its founding director, Jamie Kabler, said Wagner is the missing element to transform this year’s festival into one of the best book events in the country.”

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C-SPAN IS COMING TO RMWF

Festival sessions will be filmed and aired on the C-SPAN network.

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2016 was the year arts and entertainment shattered ‘the season’

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival again grew by leaps and bounds thanks to the limitless energy of producer Jamie Kabler and the professional staff of the Rancho Mirage Public Library. Humorist Dave Barry called it “the best writers festival in the universe.” And Kabler adopted that as a marketing tool.”

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Robert Wagner Set to Appear at 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

“Celebrating an illustrious acting and producing career that spans six decades, Robert Wagner has been announced as a featured guest at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.”

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Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup

“But, unlike the one-evening affairs where all you have to take away from the evening is a wine-stained dress, there is a relatively new festival in town that takes you on a celebratory journey of the written word.”

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to become weekend event

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, which has sold out its last two events more than six months in advance, will offer fewer passes to its January 2017 event. But it will add a hotel space and move it to a weekend to make it more accessible to younger working people.”

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Annual Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival

“Angels and authors of the Third Annual Rancho Mirage Writers’ Festival gathered for conversation, music, food, and drink at the spectacular Sunnylands Center and Gardens.”

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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

“Led by Library Director David Bryant and Festival Founder Jamie Kabler, the festival is a ‘celebration of the written word.’”

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Writer’s Fest: Build it in the desert and they will come

“The desert has a new phenomenon! My list of modest local ventures which have skyrocketed to international prominence has a new member: The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival.”

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3rd rancho mirage writers festival a success

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival most certainly stimulates questions, generates comments and inspires compliments. In three short years, the festival has quickly become one of the countries finest literary festivals, if not the best festival for writers and readers!”

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What Ted Cruz Values

By BRET STEPHENS
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

“It’s 70 degrees in this desert oasis, where I’m attending a writers’ festival, and I’m looking up at a vista of snowcapped peaks, cerulean skies and pink clouds that looks like a Bob Ross painting, only happier. But there’s only so much California positivity a man can handle, especially when he doesn’t play golf. That snowbound den of depravity known as Manhattan is calling me home.”

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Rancho Mirage Writers Fest stimulates smart dialogues

“But this festival is finding its identity as an event that makes you think. It uses the intelligence of its mostly senior audience to inspire its speakers to raise the quality of their conversation instead of dumb it down for the uninformed.”

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Social media, enemy of thought?

“What followed was a serious, though mostly skeptical, conversation among reputable journalists and authors, including one politician, about the relationship between social media and democracy.”

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THE WRITE MAN

“Jamie Kabler has helped to create every reader’s dream: The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival”

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Top 10 local A&E personalities of 2015 remembered

“Taking the helm by himself for 2015, Kabler took the festival to another level, bringing in more big name authors and selling it out by summer.”

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THE WRITE STUFF

“The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is not just one of the most talked about cultural events in the valley but is quickly rising to national acclaim.”

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WRITERS FESTIVAL FEATURES LITERARY FANTASY LAND

“Rancho Mirage Librarian David Bryant calls the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival ‘an intellectual village.’ But for its spearhead and co­founder Jamie Kabler, it’s Disneyland.”

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LEGEND OF COMEDIAN BOB HOPE RECONSIDERED IN BOOK

“He was really the first I think to recognize the power of his brand and to do the first brand extensions… That’s one of the things I think he was a pioneer (of).”

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AUTHOR LUCINDA FRANKS BOLDLY GOES CANDID IN NEW BOOK

“She was a bit of a wild child — until she met the man she would spend the rest of her life with… She was 26. He was 53… She tells the story of their lives together in a page­turner of a new novel.”

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WRITERS FEST NEWEST BIG EVENT ON BUSY CALENDAR

 

“A new star in our galaxy of special events was born when more than 800 members of an endangered species known as book readers filled the Annenberg Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the Helene Galen Theater at Rancho Mirage High School, and a space between bookshelves at the Rancho Mirage Public Library.”

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THE VALLEY’S BEST NEW FEST: RANCHO MIRAGE WRITERS FESTIVAL

“It’s time to add the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival to the list of top Coachella Valley events. Held last week, over three days in three venues with 40 authors and 800 attendees, the Second Annual Writers Festival solidified its status as an important as well as fun and fabulous festival.”

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