Song Posse

Song Posse meets 2nd through 4th Saturdays at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 6:30-8:30, guided by Chrys Mollett of the Aeolian Harp and Manzanita Arts Emporium. The first Saturday of every month they meet at the Creative Community Center in San Andreas. Click on the link for photos and more information:

Song Posse – Saturday Night Music

Voices of Wisdom

Voices of Wisdom

Writing classes for seniors 55+ at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp, continues through March, every Tuesday, from 2-4 pm. Address: 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA.  Let us know you are coming by — Phone: 209-728-6171. Email us at manzanitawp@gmail.com

All levels, beginners to advanced, are invited to learn some memoir craft tips, methods of dislodging stuck memories, and evocation of the senses in words. Even if you have never written before, or if you feel nervous about just starting out on your historic exploration of self and the area you live in, you are welcome. There are many in that same situation, but ut it’s a rewarding experience to record the stories of your life in the Mother Lode, foothills, other places and your origins, from wherever you stemmed from.  Come join the lively and kind group!  Call to reserve your spot and let us know you are coming. Bring a notebook or laptop or tablet, or just a pad of paper.

 

  

 

                        

Writers Unlimited Morning meetings

 

                                 Photo of Mary Sexton painting

WRITERS UNLIMITED MORNING SUPPORT GROUP AND FEEDBACK SESSIONS

https://www.manzapress.com/authorswriters/writers-meetings-weekly/

Join writers who are honing their craft and getting peer editing from their colleagues. A congenial and kind group, we meet first and third Monday mornings – 9-11:30 AM – at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp.

On 2nd and 4th Mondays in the evenings, we meet at the Calaveras Volunteer Center on Lewis Street in San Andreas, right below San Andreas Elementary.  6-9 PM. Bring 10 pages to share

and read aloud. See protocol on the website.

 

 

 

 

 

Song Posse

Song Posse meets 2nd through 4th Saturdays at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 6:30-8:30, guided by Chrys Mollett of the Aeolian Harp and Manzanita Arts Emporium. The first Saturday of every month they meet at the Creative Community Center in San Andreas. Click on the link for photos and more information:

Song Posse – Saturday Night Music

Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton

Sip ‘n Paint with Mary Sexton at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp. Every third Friday from 6-9:30. Join a fun group of people who enjoy splashing some acrylic onto canvas to come up with mini-masterpieces. This is no paint-by-number process, and there is no drawing in advance. You start with a blank canvas, and magically, wonderful stuff happens to it under the gentle guidance of Mary Sexton, oil and acrylic painter.

$45 –  all materials and expertise provided — relax and enjoy making your painting–one that you can be proud of.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beverages, sweets. Sign up now.

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACBA Mixer at Manzanita!

After visiting Yummy HaHa Ice cream for their grand opening a couple of doors down at 4:30, today, Wed., March 14, come on over to Manzanita Arts Emporium to meet our business leaders in the community for the quarterly Angels Camp Business Association (ACBA) mixer. The time is 5:30 to 7:30. Refreshments and beverages. Donation of $5 if an ACBA member or $10 public is appreciated. You’ll meet a few artists and book editors, too.

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, every Tuesday, from 2 – 4 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp. Address: 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp. Call to let us know you are coming. 209-728-6171, or email us at manzanitawp@gmail.com. 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

Song Posse

Song Posse meets 2nd through 4th Saturdays at Manzanita Arts Emporium, from 6:30-8:30, guided by Chrys Mollett of the Aeolian Harp and Manzanita Arts Emporium. The first Saturday of every month they meet at the Creative Community Center in San Andreas. Click on the link for photos and more information:

Song Posse – Saturday Night Music

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 March. The culmination of all the wonderful writing since August of 2017 will be a print and online anthology for Calaveras County.

Writing sessions continue on Tuesdays, with Monika Rose and Suzanne Murphy 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 March with more writing and final selections and peer and coach editing of the writing that came out of the sessions. Sign up for classes at 728-6171 and manzanitawp@gmail.com. It’s never too late.

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Morning Writers Meetings

Writers Unlimited on first and third Monday mornings!

Join us for the fun – polish your writing after responding to a meaningful prompt, sharing, then obtaining valuable feedback on your writing.  A dedicated group of writers working on their projects welcomes other writers who would like support in their writing projects. All genres. All ages.

Go to Writers/Authors for protocol and more instructions about what we do and how to prepare. Email to get on the roster and let us know your interests.   manzanitawp@gmail.com    Phone: 209-728-6171

Writers Unlimited meets at Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp – 9 AM – 11:30 AM. every 1st & 3rd Monday mornings. We added an extra date here since we missed meeting on January 1, the holiday.  Hot tea and coffee available. Bring a sweet roll if you like.

 

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