Writers Unlimited Meetings and Manzanita Writers
First and third Mondays on ZOOM
beginning March 1, 2021
Email for more information:
WE ARE ON HIATUS NOW, DUE TO THE VIRUS, BUT WE MEET VIA THE ONLINE MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS NING WRITING COMMUNITY. THIS IS A PRIVATE ONLINE MEETING AREA TO SHARE WRITING, THE CRAFT OF WRITING, AND WRITING COMMUNITY COMMENTARY.
EMAIL MANZANITAWP@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. MEMBERS ARE ONLY APPROVED IF THEY HAVE AN AFFILIATION WITH THE MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS OR MANZANITA ARTS EMPORIUM AND ARE LOCAL TO THE REGION.
Writers Unlimited is a weekly membership writers group and gathering of authors who share their work for peer feedback. The group was founded in 1984 by Monika Rose and early on, published five Manzanita poetry and prose book collections and three additional The Journal volumes under the name of Writers Unlimited. 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) arts organization. Same group, but expanded.
Location: Volunteer Center of Calaveras County:
325 Lewis Avenue, San Andreas, CA 95249
Call for directions if you have trouble finding us: 209-728-6117. OR email: email@example.com
On first and third Mondays, Daytime Writers Unlimited meetings were held in Angels Camp at MAE (Manzanita Arts Emporium) from 9-11:30 am. We started with a stimulating writing exercise, then we shared manuscript progress for feedback with fellow writers. Craft sharing, resources, editing by colleagues were all available.
Post-Covid, we will meet at the Volunteer Center, our new home.
ARCHIVES — OUR PAST LIFE to March 15, 2020.
Morning group: 1st and 3rd Mondays – 9-11:30 AM at Manzanita Arts Emporium. 1211 S. Main St. Suite 110, Angels Camp. Parking ample. Wheelchair accessible.
Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras at the San Andreas Elementary School – 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm. From Gold Strike Road, turn onto Lewis Avenue and go down the hill to the bottom. Across from the 25 mph sign, you will see the entrance with the sign to the center. Make a left. Parking is ample. Wheelchair accessible.
NOTE: If there is a 5th Monday, we do not meet that day. Also, on holidays that fall on Monday, generally no meetings. Call to confirm.
Share work, prose and poetry, and all genres and levels, with kind writers. Craft exchange, resources, editing by colleagues all available. Meetings are free.
Contact facilitator to let the group know you are coming:
The group was founded in 1984 by Monika Rose and published five Manzanita poetry and prose book collections and three additional The Journal volumes under the name of Writers Unlimited. 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) arts organization. Editing and Publishing services are offered to authors for a reduced cost, depending on the project and goals of the author. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We love to graze on the written and spoken word. It’s a team effort.
Interview with one of our Writers Unlimited members, Lisa Michelle, on KQBM, by Kat Everitt — Lisa is a filmmaker and writers from West Point, CA.
Writers Unlimited members have been known to produce some eclectic brief masterpieces. The photograph above illustrates some of the hidden flash-in-the-pan talent of our writers. This photo is found in Glenn Wasson’s book, Too Much to Swallow, introducing his flash fiction writing.
There will be no writers meetings on holidays such as Christmas and Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. but call ahead or email for more information concerning Monday holidays. Sometimes, we decide to meet on holiday Mondays.
Please email Writers Unlimited ahead to let them 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. Evening meetings: Snacks are brought and shared by the collective. Drop-ins welcome, but be sure to email the facilitator and let her know you are arriving.
Contact: Monika Rose, facilitator
Morning group: 1st and 3rd Mondays – 9-11:30 AM at MAE (Angels Camp art gallery and bookstore – Arts Center)
Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras at the San Andreas Elementary School – 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm.
WU member authors can sell books in the retail store, receive discounts on writing workshops, classes, events – participate in street fairs, Jumping Frog Jubilee book table sales, book and author signings organized, Wild West Fest in October booth (free), and other events – author writing craft lending library and resources –