Palm Springs Speaks is a new speaker series presented in the west end of the Valley by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library. Proceeds go to support the Cultural Center and the Friends of the Library equally.


Camelot Theatres
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Palm Springs High School
Richards Center for the Arts
2248 Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Benefactor Sponsors

About Our Benefactor Sponsors
Formed in 1971, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to support the Library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts and memorials. The Friends raise awareness about the library and are the link between the Library and the community and its elected officials. The Friends support programs that encourage reading, literacy, culture and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

Champion Sponsor

Advocate Sponsors

Literary Circle Sponsors

Advisory Board

Lucie Arnaz – Entertainer
Barb Chodos – Executive, Desert Sun
Tracy Conrad – Palm Springs Cultural Center Board member
Sid Craig
– Former Theatrical Agent, Community Organizer
Frank Goldstin – MOMENTOUS Events
Ellen Goodman – Executive Director, PSUSD Foundation
Barbara Keller – Owner, LULU
Geoff Kors – Palm Springs City Council member
Becky Kurtz – Executive Director, Desert Town Hall
Andrew Neiderman – Author

Tim Parrott – Former Executive Director Of Desert Town Hall
Susan Rosser – Co-founder Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Board, Committee member Rancho Mirage speaker series
Ric & Rozene Supple – Philanthropists, Owners of Camelot Theater
Jacqueline Wachs – President, Friends of the Palm Springs Library
Lisa Vossler Smith – Executive Director, Modernism Week
Kim Waltrip – Producer
James Williamson – PSUSD Schools District Board Member

Additional books will be available at each event courtesy of