Writers Unlimited Meetings –
Weekly on Mondays
Writers Unlimited is a weekly membership writers group and gathering of authors who share their work for peer feedback. The group was founded in 1984 by Monika Rose and published five Manzanita poetry and prose book collections and three additional The Journal volumes under the name of Writers Unlimited. With the formation of Manzanita Writers Press in 2009, the Manzanita series and other books are now published by MWP, Manzanita Writers Press, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.
Location: Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St., Suite 110, in Historic Downtown Angels Camp, CA. We are located on the corner of Main St. (Hwy 49) and Rasberry Lane, kitty-corner across the street from the Visitors Center.
Call for directions if you have trouble finding us: 209-728-6171.
On first and third Mondays, Daytime Writers Unlimited meetings are held in Angels Camp at MAE (Manzanita Arts Emporium) from 9-11:30 am. We start with a stimulating writing exercise, then we share manuscript progress for feedback with fellow writers. Craft sharing, resources, editing by colleagues all available.
Morning group: 1st and 3rd Mondays – 9-11:30 AM at Manzanita Arts Emporium
Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras at the San Andreas Elementary School – 455 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm. Turn onto Lewis Avenue and go down the hill to the bottom. Across from the 25 mph sign, you will see the entrance with the sign to the center. Parking ample. Wheelchair accessible.
NOTE: If there is a 5th Monday, we do not meet that day. Also, on holidays that fall on Monday, no meetings. Call to confirm.
Share work, prose and poetry, and all genres and levels, with kind writers. Craft exchange, resources, editing by colleagues all available. Meetings are free.
Sign up to be a member for extra benefits ―$35 annual membership begins June 1, 2017.
Contact facilitator to let the group know you are coming:
We love to graze on the written and spoken word. It’s a team effort.
Interview with one of our Writers Unlimited members, Lisa Michelle, on KQBM, by Kat Everitt — Lisa is a filmmaker and writers from West Point, CA.
Writers Unlimited members have been known to produce some eclectic brief masterpieces. The photograph above illustrates some of the hidden flash-in-the-pan talent of our writers. This photo is found in Glenn Wasson’s book, Too Much to Swallow, introducing his flash fiction writing.
There will be no writers meetings on holidays such as Christmas and Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. but call ahead or email for Monday holidays.
Please email Writers Unlimited ahead to let them know you are planning on coming as seating is limited. Also, you should attend a couple of sessions before your work is approved for manuscript review. Longtime members receive priority for manuscript review. There is a manuscript and review protocol. Evening meetings: Snacks are brought and shared by the collective. Drop-ins welcome, but be sure to email the facilitator and let her know you are arriving.
Contact: Monika Rose, facilitator
Morning group: 1st and 3rd Mondays – 9-11:30 AM at MAE
Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras at the San Andreas Elementary School – 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm.
WU paid member authors can sell books in the retail store, receive discounts on writing workshops, classes, events – participate in street fairs, Jumping Frog Jubilee book table sales, book and author signings organized, Wild West Fest in October booth (free), and other events – author writing craft lending library and resources –