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Manzanita Writers Press offers author support through book launch parties in various community gathering spots. Watch this page for our latest activities. The general public is invited to join us.

Call MAE at 209-768-6171 to register for workshops or register on line with the workshop link.

April Calendar of Events


Pressed Flowr Class

Create your own
pressed-flower artwork
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at MAE
1-3 pm • $30

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whimsical workshop

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Gold Rush Writers

Surround yourself with friends and colleagues and
share the joy of the written word!
Beginners to advanced all are welcome.
Dialogue with successful writers, poets, screenwriters, novelists, memoirists, children’s authors and short-story writers through a series of workshops, panels, celebrity lectures, and open mic readings. Click below for a schedule of workshops.

Read About the Gold Rush Writers Conference

May 5, 6 & 7
Historic Hotel Leger
Mokelumne Hill, CA

Lucy Sanna Book
An Evening With Lucy Sanna
Author of The Cherry Harvest

Thursday, May 11, 7 pm
Manzanita Arts Emporium
Angels Camp

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Writers Unlimeited

Writers Unlimited is a  gathering of authors who bring their work for peer feedback. The group was founded in 1984 by Monika Rose and has published five Manzanita volumes and an additional three Journal volumes. With the formation of Manzanita Writers Press in 2009, the Manzanita series and other books are now published by MWP, Manzanita Writers Press, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

Meeting Information

Morning Meeting Times:
Every 1st and 3rd Monday morning at 10 am

Evening Meeting Times:
Every 2nd and 4th Monday
6:30 until 9:30 pm

Manzanita Arts Emporium
1211 South Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222

There will be no writers meetings on holidays such as Christmas and Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.

Evening meetings: Snacks are brought and shared by the collective. Please email Monika ahead to let her know you are planning on coming as seating is limited.  Also, you should attend a couple of sessions before your work is approved for manuscript review. Longtime members receive priority for manuscript review. There is a manuscript and review protocol.  

Contact: Monika Rose, facilitator  
(209) 728-6171

Dana Gioiia

Save the Date!

Saturday, June 17

An Afternoon With Dana Gioia

Manzanita Writers Press and The Calaveras Chronicle host California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia at the Angels Camp Museum Carriage House from 12-4 pm. Reception at noon. The event is FREE, but donations will be accepted at the door to support Butte Fire publications, website, and other MAE projects.







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