Monthly Calendar of Events

August 2019 Calendar

1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 • 209-728-6171 • • Hours: Wednesday through Monday, 11-5 – 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. Classes -Workshops –Music Lessons – Artist Cooperative – Literary and Arts Center – Bookstore – Writers Unlimited manuscript review meetings – Music Open Mic Nights – Manzanita Monthly Speaker Series – Art classes


Spotlight on Jim Sells, August Artist of the Month: with an artist reception on Saturday, August 10 from 2 – 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp. Free event – Refreshments

Mondays, August 5 and 19: Morning Writers Unlimited Meeting from 9 – 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, August 12 and 26: Evening Writers Unlimited Meetings from 6 – 9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave). Email before attending, please. FREE  18 & over.

Hot August Night – Between the Sheets – Saturday, August 3 from 7 to 9 pm – Public poetry and prose readings for lovers and others.

“Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ Free writing classes – Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 1 – 3 pm  at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Monika Rose, Instructor for the month. Classes include ongoing writing instruction and prompts with support. Go to for more information. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press and a grant from the California Humanities – go to – Publication of the 2019 & 2020 anthologies will be possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

Zentangle Classes – Sunday, August 11  (Templates) and Wednesday, August 21 (Intro class) – 5:30 – 7:30 pm. with certified Zentangle instructor and fabric artist Tisha Cabral – $30.00 per classSign up with the artist at or

Paint Nights with Mary Sexton –– Friday, August 9 and 30, 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.

Saturday, August 17 – Artist Peeps Show at Manzanita on Angels Night Out – Join us for the Artist Peeps Show with the unveiling of provocative, witty, humorous, and whimsical romantic pieces of art at 6 pm, with complimentary wine and nibbles served. Angels Night Out begins monthly, every third Saturday in Angels Camp from 5 to 8 pm; shops stay open and music, food, spirits, 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.  Artists on hand, LIVE ART. Enter a drawing every time you peep at what is behind the veil on each artist’s walls. A buck a peep is a fundraiser to support the art programs at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Several peeping opportunities! But shhh! You will be sworn to secrecy until the BIG REVEAL at 6:30 on August 17 when artists will throw back the covers and share their saucy creations! All in good fun and family friendly.

Song Posse meets Saturday, August 17 for the event- &August 24  from 6 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.

Saturday, August 31 – 2-4 pm – Voice of Wisdom Reading & Book Launch – Celebrate community seniors writing and publishing in the Mother Lode in a free reading and book launch event. Participants will share their 2018-19 writing published in the new 2019 book. Join us at the Angels Camp Museum & Carriage House. Contact information: 209-728-6171 –

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.

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.

Mark Your Calendars:

September 21 and 22 – Calaveras Arts Council Artist Studio Tour –Manzanita Arts Emporium features Mary Sexton and Victoria Fout, artists in action.  Meet and greet, refreshments both days.  Check the Studio Tour schedule at the Arts Council.

October 19 – Mark Twain Wild West Fest – 10-4 pm – all day fun in Historic Downtown Angels Camp. The Highway is closed downtown to traffic and the street is open to musical venues, food and beverages, vendors, craft tables and booths, a Gold Rush Village recreation, activities and fun for kids and families, old-timey dressup in Western garb with prizes for best costume. Think  TV series, The Wild Wild West, with the two Federal detectives on the train, and steam punk outfits from the past.

Free entrance – lots of fun! Manzanita will feature artists, authors, jewelers, musicians, and artisans all day!

November – 4th year anniversary for Manzanita Arts Emporium providing arts, entertainment, education, music, authors and writing, classes & lectures, workshops & seminars downtown.