Monthly Calendar of Events

July 2019 Calendar

1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 209-728-6171 • • Hours: Daily, except Tuesdays & Wednesdays for summer hours, 11am – 5 pm – Publishing services for writers •   Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit 501(c) 3 creative arts organization & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary, music, and visual arts community in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region. Art Classes -Workshops – Lectures & Presentations – Artist Cooperative – Literary and Arts Center – Bookstore – Music Lessons & Instruments – Song Posse Music Mic – Mark Twain Books – Voices of Wisdom free writing program for seniors – Writers Support & weekly review sessions

Spotlight on Bobbette Budworth, July Artist of the Month: with an artist reception on Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp. Free event – Refreshments & wine complimentary.

Writers Unlimited Meetings: Mondays, July 1 and 15: Mornings from 9 to 11:30 am in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Journal writing and sharing, manuscript feedback with fellow writers. Join the group – 18 & over. FREE. Email your interest in attending if it is your first visit, at   Mondays, July 8 and 22: Evening Writers Unlimited Meetings from 6 to 9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave). Email before attending, please. FREE  18 & over.


“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Free writing classes – Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 – 3 pm  at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Classes include manuscript preparation and fresh writing prompts. Go to for more information. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press and a grant from California Humanities – go to Publication of the 2019 & 2020 anthologies will be possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

Manzanita Speaker SeriesKill your Diet – Dr. Eldo E. FrezzaSunday, July 7 – 3 to 5 pm. – Dr. Frezza presents a stimulating talk on diet, nutrition and fitness the Italian Way. Free event. Wine donated by Vino Metate.  A new book is available for signing.

Poetry with UC Berkeley poet Carolyn Tipton – Sunday, July 14 – 3 pm – Poetry reading by Tipton, including her translations of Spanish poet Rafael Alberti. Carolyn will be reading from her newly released collection of poems, The Poet of Poet Laval. Reception follows. Open mic poetry 5 to 6 pm.  Wine donated by Vino Metate, and Spanish guitar by Robert Sandoval. Free event.

Zentangle Classes – Sunday, July 7  (Black Tiles) and Wednesday, July 24 (Tea-stained tiles) – 5:30 – 7:30 pm. with certified Zentangle instructor and fabric artist Tisha Cabral – $30.00 per classSign up with the instructor at or

Paint Night with Mary Sexton –– Friday, July 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm – contact Mary for information and registration. 770-5818, – Reserve with $25 deposit before the class. $40 includes all materials and refreshments.

Song Posse meets Saturdays, July 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Acoustic musicians share their talents at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Free. For more information, call Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or the gallery at 209-728-6171.

Open Telling: Sunday, July 284 to 6 p.m. MotherLode Storytellers meet to share stories. Come and tell a story! Snacks and fun times with humor and storytelling. All ages welcome. Families invited!

Weekly Piano lessons with Chrys Mollett at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Sign up, for all ages. Family rates. Contact Chrys at 209-728-1439 or 209-736-0210, or gallery 209-728-6171.

Mark Your Calendars: August 3 – 7 pm. Hot August Night – Between the Sheets with Romantic Poetry – romantic original & traditional poetry for public open mic; August 17Artist Peep Show & reception 4-6 pm, witty, humorous, and whimsical romantic art pieces revealed at 5 pm.  Creative Diorama. Artists featured with Angels Night out, third Saturdays –  Angels Night Out – Welcome to the party every third Saturday in Angels Camp starting in August, where shops stay open and music, food, dancing, and games abound. The Manzanita Gallery remains open until 8:30, with Song Posse musicians sharing acoustic talents and open mic – public welcome – Bring an instrument, a poem, and your voice.  6:30-8:30.Voices of Wisdom Anthology Book Launch: August 24. August Featured artist: Jim Sells – reception – August 10 from 2-4 pm.

Zentangle classes August 11 and 21.

Whim Paint Nights with Mary Sexton, August 16 and 30.

More writers meetings! Morning and evenings.

More Voices classes for seniors every Tuesday, from 1-3 pm.

Publishing Services: Nonprofit publisher, reasonable services in Editing, Book design and Layout, Book Publishing, Writer Support, Workshops & Classes. Contact us for an appraisal of your book project. We can help.