2022 Events

Manzanita Night Writers meetings in the Mother Lode with Zoom

1st and 3rd Zoom Mondays at 6:30 pm — email for an invitation: manzanitawp@gmail.com

Voices of Wisdom – free writing classes and support for seniors

55-plus in the tri-county Mother Lode region — Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador counties in Northern and Central California

Voices Schedule subject to change in 2023:

Writing coaches for 2023:

Linda Toren, Voices Program Director and instructor

Monika Rose, Manzanita Writers Press Director

Sharon Strong – author

Tom Weidlinger – author and film director

Lisa Michelle – author

Presenters:  Conrad Levasseur, Sands Hall, and more

WHEN:

Every 1st and 3rd Friday Zoom or live. Monika Rose. lintoren@gmail.com

Every 2nd and 4th Friday morning at 10 AM via Zoom- Contact: Director, Linda Toren –  lintoren@gmail.com

(ONLINE WRITERS NING IS AVAILABLE to members).

WRITER SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK MEETINGS, LECTURES & SEMINARS, ART RECEPTIONS, AND OTHER PROGRAMS are available. Contact us to find out more.

manzanitawp@gmail.com
manzapress.com    –

Online gallery: manzanitaartsemporium.com •

Publishing Services: Nonprofit 501(c)3 publisher, reasonable services in Editing, Book design and Layout, Book Publishing, Writer Support, Workshops & Classes. Contact us for an appraisal of your book project. We can help.

Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit, 501(c)3 creative arts organization & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary and visual arts in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region. Manzapress.com and manzanitaartsemporium.com  – manzanitawp@gmail.com
Visit us on our two Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages!

 

Email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

Call for MORE INFORMATION   209-728-6117 – leave a message

Physical address for client meetings, by appt. only, and Manzanita Morning Writers, Writers Unlimited evening manuscript review meetings, Voices of Wisdom (free writing classes for seniors), and a place to meet with writers:

325 Lewis Avenue, San Andreas, CA 95249

Mailing: PO Box 215, San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone: 209-754-6117 – leave a message

Email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

Facebook pages: Manzanita Writers Press and Manzanita Arts Emporium

manzanitawp@gmail.com

manzapress.com
manzanitaartsemporium.com •

 

 

Manzanita Writers Press Events for 2023

March – All day memoir workshop – TBA

April – Poet Laureate activities

May – 3rd weekend – Frog Jump – Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Poetry activity for kids – reading – book sales of local writers, & more

June – date TBA – last Saturday in June – all day – Poetry event at Big Trees State Park

Sept. 29, 30, and Oct.1 – Gold Rush Writers Conference

October 7 – Lumberjack Day – Book exhibit and sales – local authors

October 14 – Great Valley Book Fair – Manzanita authors table and readings

 

 

 

Archives

Gold Rush Writers Conference – October 7-9, 2022

Get tickets now by August 1st to save!

Early bird $230  –

Former attendees – $220

Regular conference fee – after August 1 – $240

Headliners are Ace Antonio Hall, Antoinette May, Tommy Orange, and Sands Hall! 

 

Lumberjack Day Booth – first Saturday in October

Author tables at the Calaveras Jumping Frog & Jubilee County Fair in the Frogeteria Building – with the Professional Art Show – 8-10 local authors will be there to talk about writing and publishing

Thursday through Sunday – May 19-22

Come on by and meet the authors in our region:

Linda Toren, West Point; Lisa Michelle, West Point; Don Urbanus, Valley Springs; Monika Rose, Mountain Ranch; Cate Culver, Tuolumne City; Kevin Arnold, Palo Alto with ties to the Mother Lode; Kathy Boyd Fellure, Ione; and Patricia Grant, MWP Board Secretary and editor, Angels Camp. They will be signing books and talking to people about the publishing process.

Children’s Poetry Contest grades pre-K to 6th – wonderful prizes! All four days of the fair  – Free entry! May 19-22.

 

 

ARCHIVES – Past events

 

Author meet-and-greet! Free!

April 23 from 11 am-5 pm 

at the Spring Wine Weekend

at Ironstone Vineyards 

Museum and Gift Store

 

 

 

Poetry in the Mother Lode

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 30 – 2-4 pm

Zoom 

email lintoren@gmail.com for an invitation to the Zoom

May 3 – Author Book launch

Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp

3:30 – 5 pm – refreshments served

Stephen Finlay Archer – Revolution: Book 5 of the Irish Clans Series

May 7 – Linda Toren book signing and reading

Raven Braids the Wind–Haiku: A Life in Syllables 

Hein & Co Bookstore in Jackson

 

 Manzanita Book Launch

Events & Readings 

A Marvelous time was had by all!

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2 pm at Ironstone Vineyards!

Author talks, signings, new book releases, Voices of Wisdom readers, and so much more!

 

Join Manzanita authors and writers in an Outdoor Book launch at Ironstone Vineyards in the breezeway/cavern  coming up Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm — distancing and masking up required.  Reservation only: $10 for canapes, a half wrap, and a cup of soup will be lovely!

 

– Cate Culver: The Untold History of Sonora Pass and Its People – 1860 to 1960 — the author will speak

– Tom White – Soldier By Chance –  (Vietnam memoir)

Author talk

— Voices of Wisdom anthology

Writers in the anthology will read from the book!

Stephen Finlay Archer’s Book 5 of the Irish Clans: December release – presales and an author talk

Book Launch party  and author talk –  Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 in the Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant in Angels Camp – at Greenhorn Creek – Stephen Finlay Archer talks about the Irish Revolution and his new book #5 in the series. 

 

The Manzanita Arts Emporium closed its doors on Main Street in Angels Camp July 2020, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS issues and complications. We are saddened about this, but there was no other choice. We could not sustain the onslaught and financial upheaval, along with safety protocols. We are very happy at our new location in San Andreas for Manzanita Writers Press (by appointment only). We have not resumed regular activities, but check back with us regularly.  

Thank you for all your support and participation at our Angels Camp location during our five-year stay there, from Oct. 2015 – July 2020. We will be getting creative with our projects, but for now, we are taking a hiatus, except for book publishing, which is going strong. We are very busy. If you have a book project you would like to complete, please call us. We would be happy to review your project proposal. See Book Publishing tab and protocol in sending us your proposal.

 

 

 

Further back – Archives:

 

 

Instagram Workshop for Creatives: 3 more dates in 2019:

Insta-1    October 29 – Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 with Sherri Bloomer – bring a smartphone or tablet – $15 class is capped at 10.

Insta-2    November 5 – Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 with Sherri Bloomer – bring a smartphone or tablet – $15 class is capped at 10 – no overlaps from the Oct 29 session

Insta – LAB   November 12 – LAB for attendees of either Insta-1 or Insta-2 – Tuesday – 5:30 – class is capped at 20 participants – $20.

 

Instagram Workshop for Creatives:

Thursday, June 4 – at 6:30 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium. $20. Sign up now. Limited enrollment. Learn all about marketing and using Instagram for artists, writers, musicians and all creative people. Taught by artists, with expertise in marketing and an eye for what works. Call 209-728-6171 or email: manzanitawp@gmail.com to sign up ASAP.

Voices of Wisdom:

Preserving the Memories of the Elders – Free Writing Classes for seniors 55+ — every week through end of March-  see itinerary of classes

FREE Tuesday afternoon sessions in 2019. Sign up at 728-6171 and manzanitawp@gmail.com

Call to reserve your spot.

Complete Schedule:  click on Voices of Wisdom link above.

Voices of Wisdom is open to all Mother Lode writers with an anthology planned for an April launch and reading celebration.

Writers Unlimited Meetings on Mondays – see schedule: free.

 

Morning group:  1st and 3rd Mondays –  9-11:30 AM at MAE

Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM –  meet at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras in San Andreas at 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm.

WU member authors can sell their 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 –

Call for more information: 209-728-6171 or email:  manzanitawp@gmail.com

Paint Nights Every third Friday at 6 pm – must reserve ahead – deposit $25 and prefer full payment to reserve.

–with Mary Sexton, a complete acrylic painting in one session!

$40.00 per person – all materials provided including canvas, paints, and brushes. Space is limited to sign up now to reserve.

Whim Paint Parties presents:

Paint Nights with Mary Sexton, artist.

 

Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street,
Angels Camp, CA 95222
$40. includes all paint supplies. Wine and beverages and hors d’oeuvres complimentary. For reservations contact marysexton@comcast.net or call 209-770-5818 or Manzanita Writers Press Gallery at 209-728-6171. Seats are limited.
Leave your Stress at the Door, Relax and Have Fun!
Benefits of Paint Parties:
  • Painting uses both the left and right side of the brain. It uses your creative and emotional side, as well as you rational and logical thinking.
  • Even in a group setting, painting is a solo activity that allows you to focus on the task at hand, leaving your worries behind, as the stress begins to melt away.
  • Paint Parties boost your self-confidence.  In a non-competitive atmosphere everyone is treated equally regardless of their abilities.
  • Learning how to handle a paintbrush helps to strengthen fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
  • Painting sparks creativity and makes good use of the imagination. Each painting becomes as unique as it’s painter.
  • At Paint Parties whether, Coffee n Canvas or Sip n Paint, there is always opportunity to laugh, socialize, and make some fun-filled memories.

 

 

Mother Lode Storyteller’s Guild – Story sharing – open to the public – last Sunday every other month, in the afternoon from 4-6 pm.  July 28, Sept.27, Nov. 24. Free. Donations gladly accepted.

 

 

Manzanita Night Writers meetings in the Mother Lode with Zoom

1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 — manzanitawp@gmail.com

Voices of Wisdom – free writing classes and support for seniors 55-plus in the tri-county Mother Lode region — Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador    – every 2nd and 4th Friday morning at 10 AM via Zoom- Contact: Director, Linda Toren –  lintoren@gmail.com

Every 1st and 3rd Friday LIVE in Angels Camp at Round Table Pizza at 11 A.M.

Manzanita Writers Press 

Author meet-and-greet! Free!

April 23 from 11 am-5 pm 

at the Spring Wine Weekend

at Ironstone Vineyards 

Museum and Gift Store

 

 

 

Poetry in the Mother Lode

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 30 – 2-4 pm

Zoom 

email lintoren@gmail.com for an invitation to the Zoom

May 3 – Author Book launch

Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp

3:30 – 5 pm – refreshments served

Stephen Finlay Archer – Revolution: Book 5 of the Irish Clans Series

May 7 – Linda Toren book signing and reading

Raven Braids the Wind–Haiku: A Life in Syllables 

Hein & Co Bookstore in Jackson

Author tables at the Calaveras Jumping Frog & Jubilee County Fair in the Frogeteria Building – with the Professional Art Show – 8-10 local authors will be there to talk about writing and publishing

May 19-22

Come on by and meet the authors in our region

Children’s Poetry Contest – grades pre-K to 6th – wonderful prices and participation gifts – all four days of the fair  – Free entry! May 19-22.

 

Gold Rush Writers Conference – October 7-9, 2022

Get tickets now by August 1st to save!

Early bird $230  –

Former attendees – $220

Regular conference fee – after August 1 – $240

Headliners are Ace Antonio Hall, Tommy Orange, and Sands Hall! 

 

ARCHIVES

 

 

 Manzanita Book Launch

Events & Readings 

A Marvelous time was had by all!

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2 pm at Ironstone Vineyards!

Author talks, signings, new book releases, Voices of Wisdom readers, and so much more!

 

Join Manzanita authors and writers in an Outdoor Book launch at Ironstone Vineyards in the breezeway/cavern  coming up Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm — distancing and masking up required.  Reservation only: $10 for canapes, a half wrap, and a cup of soup will be lovely!

 

– Cate Culver: The Untold History of Sonora Pass and Its People – 1860 to 1960 — the author will speak

– Tom White – Soldier By Chance –  (Vietnam memoir)

Author talk

— Voices of Wisdom anthology

Writers in the anthology will read from the book!

Stephen Finlay Archer’s Book 5 of the Irish Clans: December release – presales and an author talk

Book Launch party  and author talk –  Tuesday, May 3 at 3:30 in the Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant in Angels Camp – at Greenhorn Creek – Stephen Finlay Archer talks about the Irish Revolution and his new book #5 in the series. 

MONIKA ROSE, DIRECTOR OF MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS

MARY SEXTON, ONLINE Manzanita GALLERY DIRECTOR

Email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

Call for MORE INFORMATION   209-728-6117

THANKS, EVERYONE!

MONIKA

manzanitawp@gmail.com

manzapress.com
manzanitaartsemporium.com •

 

 

 

New address for client meetings, Manzanita Morning Writers, Writers Unlimited evening manuscript review meetings, Voices of Wisdom (free writing classes for seniors), and a place to meet with writers once things clear up:

325 Lewis Avenue, San Andreas, CA 95249

Mailing: PO Box 215, San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone: 209-754-6117 (this number is new)

Email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

Facebook pages: Manzanita Writers Press and Manzanita Arts Emporium

The Manzanita Arts Emporium has closed its doors on Main Street in Angels Camp DUE TO CORONAVIRUS issues and complications. We are saddened about this, but there was no other choice. We could not sustain the onslaught and financial upheaval. We are very happy at our new location in San Andreas for Manzanita Writers Press (by appointment only). We have not resumed regular activities, but check back with us in Summer 2021. 

Thank you for all your support and participation at our Angels Camp location the last five years. We will be getting creative with our projects, but for now, we are taking a hiatus, except for book publishing, which is going strong. We are very busy. If you have a book project you would like to complete, please call us. We would be happy to review your project proposal. See Book Publishing tab and protocol in sending us your proposal.

 

(ONLINE WRITERS NING IS AVAILABLE to members).

WRITER SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK MEETINGS, LECTURES & SEMINARS, ART RECEPTIONS,  AND OTHER PROGRAMS, are coming back slowly. Contact us to find out more. Writing support may start back up in September as conditions improve.

Publishing services for writers • manzapress.com   Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit 501(c)3 creative arts organization & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary, music, and visual arts community in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region.

manzanitawp@gmail.com
manzapress.com    –   manzanitaartsemporium.com •

Publishing Services: Nonprofit 501(c)3 publisher, reasonable services in Editing, Book design and Layout, Book Publishing, Writer Support, Workshops & Classes. Contact us for an appraisal of your book project. We can help.

Manzanita Writers Press is a non-profit 501(c)3 creative arts organization & publisher devoted to the development and support of the literary and visual arts in Calaveras County and the wider Mother Lode region. Manzapress.com and manzanitaartsemporium.com  – manzanitawp@gmail.com
Visit us on our two Facebook pages! (209) 728-6117

 

 

 

 

Instagram Workshop for Creatives: 3 more dates in 2019:

Insta-1    October 29 – Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 with Sherri Bloomer – bring a smartphone or tablet – $15 class is capped at 10.

Insta-2    November 5 – Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 with Sherri Bloomer – bring a smartphone or tablet – $15 class is capped at 10 – no overlaps from the Oct 29 session

Insta – LAB   November 12 – LAB for attendees of either Insta-1 or Insta-2 – Tuesday – 5:30 – class is capped at 20 participants – $20.

 

Archives:

Instagram Workshop for Creatives:

Thursday, June 4 – at 6:30 pm at Manzanita Arts Emporium. $20. Sign up now. Limited enrollment. Learn all about marketing and using Instagram for artists, writers, musicians and all creative people. Taught by artists, with expertise in marketing and an eye for what works. Call 209-728-6171 or email: manzanitawp@gmail.com to sign up ASAP.

Voices of Wisdom:

Preserving the Memories of the Elders – Free Writing Classes for seniors 55+ — every week through end of March-  see itinerary of classes

FREE Tuesday afternoon sessions in 2019. Sign up at 728-6171 and manzanitawp@gmail.com

Call to reserve your spot.

Complete Schedule:  click on Voices of Wisdom link above.

Voices of Wisdom is open to all Mother Lode writers with an anthology planned for an April launch and reading celebration.

Writers Unlimited Meetings on Mondays – see schedule: free.

 

Morning group:  1st and 3rd Mondays –  9-11:30 AM at MAE

Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM –  meet at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras in San Andreas at 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm.

WU member authors can sell their 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 –

Call for more information: 209-728-6171 or email:  manzanitawp@gmail.com

Paint Nights Every third Friday at 6 pm – must reserve ahead – deposit $25 and prefer full payment to reserve.

–with Mary Sexton, a complete acrylic painting in one session!

$40.00 per person – all materials provided including canvas, paints, and brushes. Space is limited to sign up now to reserve.

Whim Paint Parties presents:

Paint Nights with Mary Sexton, artist.

 

Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street,
Angels Camp, CA 95222
$40. includes all paint supplies. Wine and beverages and hors d’oeuvres complimentary. For reservations contact marysexton@comcast.net or call 209-770-5818 or Manzanita Writers Press Gallery at 209-728-6171. Seats are limited.
Leave your Stress at the Door, Relax and Have Fun!
Benefits of Paint Parties:
  • Painting uses both the left and right side of the brain. It uses your creative and emotional side, as well as you rational and logical thinking.
  • Even in a group setting, painting is a solo activity that allows you to focus on the task at hand, leaving your worries behind, as the stress begins to melt away.
  • Paint Parties boost your self-confidence.  In a non-competitive atmosphere everyone is treated equally regardless of their abilities.
  • Learning how to handle a paintbrush helps to strengthen fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
  • Painting sparks creativity and makes good use of the imagination. Each painting becomes as unique as it’s painter.
  • At Paint Parties whether, Coffee n Canvas or Sip n Paint, there is always opportunity to laugh, socialize, and make some fun-filled memories.

 

 

Mother Lode Storyteller’s Guild – Story sharing – open to the public – last Sunday every other month, in the afternoon from 4-6 pm.  July 28, Sept.27, Nov. 24. Free. Donations gladly accepted.

 

 

Manzanita Night Writers Meet in the Mother Lode on Zoom

Manuscript feedback – 5 typed pages shared and discussed – 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 – Email director for an invitation for local and regional writers: manzanitawp@gmail.com

 

Voices of Wisdom –

Free writing classes and support for seniors 55-plus in the tri-county Mother Lode region — Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador   – Every 1st and 3rd Friday LIVE in Angels Camp at Round Table Pizza at 11 A.M. and every 2nd and 4th Friday morning at 10 AM via Zoom – Contact: Director, Linda Toren –  lintoren@gmail.com

Manzanita Writers Press 

Manzanita Authors meet-and-greet! Free!

April 23 from 11 am-5 pm 

at the Spring Wine Weekend

at Ironstone Vineyards 

Museum and Gift Store

 

 

Poetry in the Mother Lode

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 30 – 2-4 pm

Zoom 

email lintoren@gmail.com for an invitation and link to the Zoom

Poets featured: Conrad Levasseur, Linda Toren, Kevin Arnold, Monika Rose and local poets – High School Poetry-Out-Loud poetry recitations, and a public open mic. The public is invited to read a favorite poem or an original poem written by the reader. Sign up ahead by contacting Linda Toren at lintoren@gmail.com  

 

Author Book Launch Celebration

Tuesday May 3 – 3:30

Stephen Finlay Archer – Revolution: Book 5 in the Irish Clans Series

Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in Angels Camp

Author Talk and Book Launch party  at the Fireside Room next to Camp’s Restaurant in Angels Camp – at Greenhorn Creek –

Stephen Finlay Archer talks about the Irish Revolution and his new book in the series, Revolution. 

Poetry in the Mother Lode

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 30 – 2-4 pm

Zoom 

 

 

May 7 – Linda Toren book signing and reading

Raven Braids the Wind–Haiku: A Life in Syllables 

Hein & Co Bookstore in Jackson

Author tables at the Calaveras Jumping Frog & Jubilee County Fair in the Frogeteria Building – with the Professional Art Show – 8-10 local authors will be there to talk about writing and publishing

May 19-22

Come on by and meet the authors in our region

Children’s Poetry Contest – grades pre-K to 6th – wonderful prices and participation gifts – all four days of the fair  – Free entry! May 19-22.

 

Gold Rush Writers Conference – October 7-9, 2022

Get tickets now by August 1st to save!

Early bird $230  –

Former attendees – $220

Regular conference fee – after August 1 – $240

Headliners are Ace Antonio Hall, Tommy Orange, and Sands Hall! 

 

ARCHIVES

 

 

 Manzanita Book Launch

Events & Readings 

A Marvelous time was had by all!

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2 pm at Ironstone Vineyards!

Author talks, signings, new book releases, Voices of Wisdom readers, and so much more!

 

Join Manzanita authors and writers in an Outdoor Book launch at Ironstone Vineyards in the breezeway/cavern  coming up Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm — distancing and masking up required.  Reservation only: $10 for canapes, a half wrap, and a cup of soup will be lovely!

 

– Cate Culver: The Untold History of Sonora Pass and Its People – 1860 to 1960 — the author will speak

– Tom White – Soldier By Chance –  (Vietnam memoir)

Author talk

— Voices of Wisdom anthology

Writers in the anthology will read from the book!

Stephen Finlay Archer’s Book 5 of the Irish Clans: December release – presales and an author talk