Tickets – Classes, workshops, and Events

Purchase Tickets for workshops, classes, and events here!

THIRD ANNUAL ARTS HARVEST DINNER DANCE – with the Blow Daddy Band!  This is a fantastic fundraiser for Manzanita Arts Emporium & Manzanita Writers Press – Saturday, September 22, from 6-9:30 pm. Get tickets here!  

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Mary Sexton Sip n Paint 

Every third Friday – $45

All materials provided, wine and hors d’oeuvres complimentary

See the Current Calendar for events

Writers Meetings weekly on Mondays – Free!

Mother Lode Storytellers Guild meet every other month on the last Sunday of the month from 4-6 pm. – Free!

Song Posse – 2nd through 4th Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 – Free!

Manzanita Writers Press

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

At Manzanita Arts Emporium  

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

Reserve your spot:

(209) 728-6171 –

Voices of Wisdom: Free Writing Classes!

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. Every Tuesday afternoon in March, 2-4 pm. Classes have been ongoing every week since August. No two classes are alike.

Out of the Fire:

An anthology and future 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. The website, when completed, will aim to provide a central resource for regional fire concerns and information, as well as narratives and lessons learned from fire experiences. We will strive to make it a healing resource for many of our mountain and foothill communities.

Thank you to Signal Service for being a major sponsor for Manzanita Writers Press events at Manzanita Arts Emporium!