Voices of Wisdom

Editing and honing time, polishing and embellishing your writing over the last few months with fellow participants in small groups. Write, finish, and share. Get feedback on improving your pieces for publication. Add new episodes and details, if needed. Bring all of your work completed so far. If new, that’s okay. You will be writing with others. See January photos!

Voices of Wisdom

Editing and honing time, polishing and embellishing your writing over the last few months with fellow participants in small groups. Write, finish, and share. Get feedback on improving your pieces for publication. Add new episodes and details, if needed. Bring all of your work completed so far. See January photos!

Voices of Wisdom

Editing and honing time, polishing and embellishing your writing over the last few months with fellow participants in small groups. Write, finish, and share. Get feedback on improving your pieces for publication. Add new episodes and details, if needed.  Bring all of your work completed so far.

 

See January photos!

Voices of Wisdom

 

Voices of Wisdom – Free writing classes for Seniors 55+

Preserving the Memories of the Elders – Free Writing Classes for seniors 55+ — every week through end of February –  see itinerary of classes under events tab.  The culmination of all the wonderful writing will be a print and online anthology for Calaveras County.

January writing sessions continue on Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, and 30 with Monika Rose at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 2-4 pm in Angels Camp. Stimulate deep memory with a focus on inner landscapes, your sense of place, and your own place in history and herstory. Free. The focus is on hands-on writing activities and multi-sensory approaches in digging out those once lost or hidden memories. It’s the no-fear approach. Be bold and take the time to do this for yourself and for your friends and family, for generations coming after you. If memories aren’t recorded, they disappear. Leave a legacy behind and write your time and experience onto the page.

The free Voices of Wisdom Tuesday afternoon writing sessions last through end of February, with more writing and final selections and peer and coach editing of the writing that came out of the sessions. Sign up for January classes at 728-6171 and manzanitawp@gmail.com. It’s never too late, but priorities for publishing will be reserved for attendees of the workshops.

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Morning Writers Meetings

Join us for the fun – polish your writing after responding to a meaningful prompt, sharing, then obtaining valuable feedback on your writing.  A dedicated group of writers working on their projects welcomes other writers who would like support in their writing projects. All genres. All ages.

Go to Writers/Authors for protocol and more instructions about what we do and how to prepare. Email to get on the roster and let us know your interests.   manzanitawp@gmail.com    Phone: 209-728-6171

Writers Unlimited meets at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp – 9 AM – 11:30 AM. every 1st & 3rd Monday mornings. We added an extra date here since we missed meeting on January 1, the holiday.  Hot tea and coffee available. Bring a sweet roll if you like.

 

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Build Your Website with WordPress with Dale Baker

Build your Website using WordPress – With Dale Baker, Videographer and Computer whiz. He has an extensive website that accompanies his books, and markets his books successfully online. This workshop is intended for artists, writers, musicians, creative people in all genres, small businesses, or anyone with an interest in setting up shop online and getting started. Sign up now to reserve your place. Allow a few days in advance so you can set up your domain name, web hosting source, and download WordPress. Dale will help you.  209-728-6171 call to reserve — or email: manzanitawp@gmail.com –

 

Voices of Wisdom

 Voices of Wisdom 

 

A free writing class series for Calaveras County seniors, 55-plus, at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp, Calaveras County, continuing through March 2018. With a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation to help support the nine-month-long series of classes, and then the culminating publications, both print and eBook in April, this worthy project aims to assist seniors in recording their stories in written form and polishing them for publication if they would like the story in the public eye.

Highly-qualified writing coaches and teachers will each facilitate four writing sessions in a month, one per week, for two hours each session. Then coaches help participants shape their writing for a culminating publication for April 2018 release to the public. There will be a celebratory reading at a designated facility in April where writing seniors will share their published and unpublished works. The January writing coach is Monika Rose, English adjunct associate professor at Delta College, director and editor of Manzanita Writers Press, and author.

 

 

 

A free writing class series for Calaveras County seniors, 55-plus, at four designated senior facilities in Calaveras County beginning in August 2017 and continuing through March 2018. With a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation to help support the nine-month-long series of classes, and then the culminating publications, both print and eBook in April, this worthy project aims to assist seniors in recording their stories in written form and polishing them for publication if they would like the story in the public eye.

Highly-qualified writing coaches and teachers will each facilitate four writing sessions in a month, one per week, for two hours each session. Then coaches help participants shape their writing for a culminating publication for April 2018 release to the public. There will be a celebratory reading at a designated facility in April where writing seniors will share their published and unpublished works.

Remaining Schedule: January 2018 – April 2018

 

January 9, 16, 23, 30 – Tuesdays 2-4 PM, at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, led by Monika Rose, poet, author, college writing professor, and editor. We will focus on place and regional writing, and documenting our place in current history, recording moments that have almost slipped away, preserving them for future generations to discover some day and know how we perceived the world.  Writing prompts, samples and models, and instruction in techniques that stimulate memory-recording will assist in the process. Even if you haven’t participated up to this point, it’s not too late to attend.  Only one more month of writing classes!

February 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays 2-4 PM – Monika Rose, Suzanne Murphy –  Manzanita Arts Emporium, Angels Camp – Sharing of work, deep editing, and more writing topics. All instructors. Final editing and sharing sessions with all participants in peer editing sessions where work will be selected and refined in a manuscript polishing series of classes.

March – No classes. Final editing and proofing and layout by VOW editors, then printing – Workshop leaders and MWP editors

April 14– Public book launch and reading – Final Location/date TBA

WRITERS UNLIMITED EVENING MEETINGS

JOIN US AT THE EVENING MEETINGS     

IN SAN ANDREAS AT THE CALAVERAS VOLUNTEER CENTER ON 255 LEWIS STREET – RIGHT BELOW THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. 6-9 PM. BRING 10 typed, double-spaced and paginated PAGES TO SHARE. SEE YOU THERE. Call me or email me to let me know.  mrosemanza@jps.net

    

Writers meet weekly

 

Monika Welcoming Guests

Antoinette May, Linda Field, Monika Rose, Glenn Wasson, Getty Ambau at Getty’s Book Launch Party, 9/25/10

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The Threat to Literacy in the Digital Age

Scott Thomas Anderson: Can Literacy Survive in the Digital Age?

On January 20, award-winning journalist Scott Thomas Anderson will speak at Manzanita Arts Emporium, exploring how prose, poetry and creativity will make or break the English language in the Digital Age. For more than a decade Anderson’s worked as a crime, culture and travel journalist, writing in the center of a media metamorphosis that continues to alter how Americans share their everyday experiences. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Anderson will discuss the danger of our youngest generations learning linguistic impulses through hyper-abbreviated platforms like Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. He’ll consider what happens to the brain’s ability to focus when we trade a book’s imaginative doorway for the swamp of fragmented, multi-media distractions. He’ll also look at the future of the written word if today’s writers, poets, artists and teachers don’t recognize a threat against it.

Anderson is a staff writer for The Sacramento News & Review. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Irish Independent, Dublin’s largest daily newspaper, and The Coffeelicious, one of the most read online magazines on Medium.com. He’s been interviewed about homicide investigations nationally on the Travel Channel and internationally on Ireland’s Radio 1:Drivetime. His nonfiction book, “Shadow People: How Meth-driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America,” is an exploration of nation’s modern methamphetamine crisis. In 2015, his newest nonfiction book was released, “The Cutting Four-piece: crime and tragedy in an era of prison overcrowding.”

 

 

Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton

Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp. Every third Friday from 6-9:30. Join a fun group of people who enjoy splashing some acrylic onto canvas to come up with mini-masterpieces. This is no paint-by-number process, and there is no drawing in advance. You start with a blank canvas, and magically, wonderful stuff happens to it under the gentle guidance of Mary Sexton, oil and acrylic painter.

$45 –  all materials and expertise provided — relax and enjoy making your painting–one that you can be proud of.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beverages, sweets. Sign up now.