Story Roundup

A 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the literary, historical, visual, and musical arts of the Mother Lode and Sierra region, based in Calaveras County

Friday, October 20 – 9 am to 4:15 pm

At Manzanita Arts Emporium 

1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222

$35 for the day

Reserve your spot:

(209) 728-6171 –



Schedule for the Day

 9:00-10:30 – The GetSmart Group, popular Facebook marketing company of Angels Camp presents:   “Facebook Marketing—Telling and Selling Your Story” for writers and artists, entrepreneurs, businesses, and others.

10:30-11:45 –  Manzanita Writers Press Editors-  Preparing your story for publication – Manuscript tips, information.

11:45-1 pmLunch on your own in local restaurants or bring your own

1-2:00 pmPat Kaunert as Mark Twain: Presents Storytelling and Yarn spinning in the Western Tradition with Mark Twain

2:00-3 pmYodeling cowboy and storytelling poet Ernie Sites presents “On the Trail with Ernie Sites Cowboy Poetry”  Ernie Sites shares some of his talent in cowboy poetry storytelling techniques – He will be a featured performer at the Mark Twain Wild West Fest in Angels Camp, Oct. 21. Thanks to Angels Camp Business Association and Destination Angels Camp for bringing Ernie Sites to the Mark Twain Wild West Fest and Story Roundup in Angels Camp!

3-3:15 Short Break

3:15-4:15 pmChrys MollettDiscover Your Voicepoet and songwriter/musician Chrys Mollett will share strategies in developing your style in writing song lyrics, poetry, and storytelling.

Cost for the day: $35/personboth morning and afternoon workshop sessions.  At Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 – 209-728-6171  – Proceeds will help fund two of our public programs for the community: Voices of Wisdom: Preserving the Stories of Our Elders – free writing classes for 55-plus seniors, stimulating the expression of memories and publishing of stories for community enrichment– and Out of the Fire: anthology and website dedicated to telling the stories of the Butte Fire and its aftermath and providing insights into the nature of the beauty and risks of living in a Mother Lode and Sierra environment—as well as the resilience of communities in coping with tragedy.

No-host Dinner at Camps with Ernie Sites and Pat Kaunertcocktails at 5 – dinner at 6 – $35 (separate from the Roundup activities)  Proceeds help support Voices of Wisdom and Out of the Fire programs.

Another event happening in the evening at MAE: Reserve your spot for the evening’s Sip n Paint with artist Mary Sexton – 6-9 pm – $45 includes all materials.