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will be a celebratory reading at a designated facility in April where writing seniors will share their published and unpublished works.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