Media Links

We were interviewed by the Union Democrat, and they posted this video online.

Here is a link to an introduction to Manzanita Writers Press publishing opportunities.

We’re baaaccckkkk…..! In Angels Camp, that is. Here is Manzanita Writers Press and Emporium in our new space as a bookstore inside the Raven’s Basket in downtown historic Angels Camp, located at 1199 South Main Street. Check out the healthy and friendly succulents and plants galore. You should read to your plants. They like it. We have books that they would like. Come by and see what’s in store.

We are listed as #8 in top ten places to visit in Angels Camp by!

Video about Manzanita Arts Emporium posted by the Union Democrat in 2016. 

1) Manzanita Arts Emporium     @manzanita.emporium

2) Manzanita Writers Press    @manzanitawriterspress

3) Twitter   ManzanitaWP @manzapress

4) blogpost ongoing for Out of the Fire community writing –

5)   –  Our interns set this up for us with informative articles and events.

6) Manzanita Website with a wealth of information

Emporium:  and our Facebook Link:


The Article about Manzanita’s kickstarter campaign for the Butte Fire 2015 community anthology called Out of the Fire

Mary Matzek blogs about Manzanita Arts Emporium in SFGATE!

Lots of stuff going on at Manzanita Arts Emporium – sample from 2016

Calaveras Enterprise writes about Manzanita Writers Press and the new emporium! 

Article about hosting California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia at the
Angels Camp Museum June 17, 2017 – with the launch of the Out of the Fire anthology based on stories, poems, and photography of the 2015 destructive Butte Fire.

Examples of some of the workshops we have hosted!

Workshops at Manzanita Arts Emporium in 2016

For information or to register for workshops, go to or call 728-6171.

• Tech Talk Series: Facebook and social media, $15 per session or $50 for all four sessions. 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 and 30, Dec. 7 and 14; presented by Brett Bunge.

• Writers Unlimited meeting: Newcomers welcome; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23, free writers review group. All genres and levels welcome.

• Novel Hot Starts, first five pages; $40; 9:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5; presented by Anoinette May, author and columnist.

• Healthy living, mindfulness and nutrition; 1 p.m. Dec. 6, free; presented by Nitya Prema, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Mindfulness techniques for anxiety, stress reduction and improving relationships. Getty Ambau, author of “4 Pillars of Health,” shares a regimen of nutrition for healthy living.

• Poets night with Writers Unlimited, open mic; 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 7, free; poetry sharing and craft exercises followed by an open mic.

• Scripted or not: writing for nonfiction film & TV, $195; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12; presented by David Vassar and Sally Kaplan of Backcountry Pictures. Learn about Backcountry Films online at

• Mark Twain’s 88 days in the Mother Lode talks; noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19, free; presented by historian Jim Fletcher, author of “Mark Twain’s 88 Days in the Mother Lode,” published by Manzanita Writer Press.

Mark Twain’s Wild West Fest – Writers Roundup

Writing the Senses with poets Monika Rose and Suzanne Murphy

Talks with Scott Anderson

For more anecdotal information and photographs of events, go to the archives tab under the Events tab.