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will be a celebratory reading at a designated facility in April where writing seniors will share their published and unpublished works.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.