Monthly Calendar of Events

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December 2019 Calendar

Spotlight on Vicki Mannix -– December Artist of the Month: Angels Camp artist Vicki Mannix started knitting in earnest in 1999 while ferrying from Vashon Island to Seattle and has loved it ever since. A variety of wools and styles for everyone: shawls, hats, scarves, baby things, and more! Artist reception on Saturday, December 14 from 2 – 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St, Angels Camp. Free event – Refreshments.

Monday December 2: 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. All genres and levels, 18 & over. FREE. Email for information if it is your first visit, at manzanitawp@gmail.com.

 

Monday, December 9: Evening Writers Unlimited Meeting from 6 – 9 pm in San Andreas (see website for location at 255 Lewis Ave). Email manzanitawp@gmail.com before attending, please. FREE – 18 & over. All genres and levels welcome.

 

Saturday, December 7 – 11 to 2 p.m. – Public Celebration and Reading of Senior writers —  Voices of Wisdom 3 – San Andreas Library – Come and hear the Voices of Wisdom seniors share their 2019 stories and memoir selections slated for publication in anthology #3. An open mic from 2-2:30 invites the general public 55+ to share some of their own stories, told or read aloud.  Refreshments – Free Event, made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit https://calhum.org – Publication of the 2018, 2019 & 2020 anthologies made possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. San Andreas Central Library.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 10 from 1-3 pm: “Voices of Wisdom” Writing Classes for Seniors 55+ – Free writing classes – at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp 95222. Classes include ongoing writing instruction and prompts with support. Go to manzapress.com for more information. Classes in 2019 hosted by Manzanita Writers Press are made possible with support from California Humanities, with the NEH. Visit https://calhum.org – Publication of the 2019 & 2020 anthologies made possible with a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. DEADLINE FOR 2020 BOOK SUBMISSIONS: DEC. 31.

 

Monday, December 16 – Writers Potluck Night at The Volunteer Center in San Andreas – 6 to 9 pm – All writers affiliated with Manzanita Writers Press, Writers Unlimited, and VOW, plus sig. other, are invited, Bring a winter or holiday story and a side or dessert.

Tuesday, December 17 – Thomas R. Spiritbringer Workshop – 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Manzanita Arts Emporium. Tom has lived in the Mother Lode Gold Country for the past 10 years as an educator, farmer, singer/songwriter, and author. His present focus is The Universe Story Calendar Initiative. Each participant will be gifted with a 2020 The Universe Story Calendar during his free workshop. Donations for the Calendar Initiative will be gratefully accepted by Spiritbringer and his organization.

Note: MWP is not an affiliate or associate of the initiative, and the workshop content presented by Thomas Spiritbringer and his organization does not necessarily reflect the philosophy, views, or activities of Manzanita Arts Emporium or Manzanita Writers Press. Space is provided as a community service.  

 

Saturday, December 21, Angels Night Out, 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, and Song Posse musicians share acoustic talents and open mic. Shop for $100 or more with us and receive a gift valued at $20. Holiday fun for all. A New Children’s book, Bed Bumps, by Monika Rose is pre-released. Reading and special signings of first editions by the author. Children ages 2-10.

Saturday, December 21 and again on the 28th – Song Posse meets 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.

 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 pro

 

 

Book LaunchSteven Archer’s McCarthy Gold, Book 4 in his series. January 25- from 4-6 pm at the Fireside Room at Greenhorn Creek–

January 18 – 2-3 pm. Monika Rose’s new Children’s book, will Bed Bumps, will be featured at a reading event with storytelling puppets. Free event. Cookies and cocoa and apple cider for everyone. The author will sign books afterwards, available for purchase.

Dec. 14 – Vicki Mannix Featured artist reception 2-4 pm.Gala event celebrating Vicki’s handcrafted woolen knit creations.