Manzanita Writers Press

501(c)3 Nonprofit Literary Publisher

 Mother Lode and Sierra region of California


FREE writing classes and workshops for seniors 50+:


 Email  for information. Zoom and live meetings for regional seniors.

MANZANITA NIGHT WRITERS & WRITERS UNLIMITED Writer manuscript review sessions every 1st and 3rd Monday evening via ZOOM.  From 6:30-9:30 p.m. Email Monika for an invitation – serving the Mother Lode/Sierra region:

Memoir sessions every 2nd Monday at 6:30 pm. Contact to sign up. We use the Manzanita Writers Press Ning (a private online writing space).  The Zoom sessions are by invitation only.

Poetry sessions every 4th Monday at 6:30 pm. Contact or to sign up. 

Manzanita Arts Emporium

Online Art Gallery 

Book Store – Manzanita Authors

OUR ONLINE BOOKSTORE IS VIBRANT and thriving, so GO TO THE online BOOKSTORE where you will also find art to purchase! We are expanding the store. 


Support your rural and California authors, please!


16th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference  

This last conference on October 7-9, 2022 – was a fantastic event and a shining success!

Watch for the next one planned for September 29, 30 and October 1 in 2023. Same place and format, variations on authors and workshops.  – Workshop registration form available March 2023!  Contact Monika  and catch us on Facebook: @Manzanita Writers Press. Or Instagram and Twitter.

A national article shared the 2022 conference in the Sept/October 2022 edition of Writers Digest!  Thank you, editors, of Writers Digest!

Manzanita Writers Press has been granted a generous California Humanities grant for a fantastic Gold Country oral history project spanning the next two years, 2022-2024.

  • Oral interviews of the elders in our community
  • Voices of Wisdom free writing classes for seniors 55+
  • Technology and smart phone classes for seniors
  • Publishing a community book of Voices of Wisdom  and another book based on the Mi-wok stories.
  • Many partners are participating in this worthy project. The community is invited to contact us if you’d like to be a part of this!

More information forthcoming and a major announcement is going to newspapers! Find out more at

Notice about our location:

Our MWP office of record is located at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras County, 325 Lewis Avenue, San Andreas, CA 95249.

Publisher meetings with authors are by appointment. Contact us at


Mailing: PO Box 215, San Andreas, CA 95249   

Contact the Director, Monika Rose:

Office: 209-728-6117  messages only   

Find us on Facebook and Instagram!