Voices of Wisdom

Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp.

FREE program. Bring a laptop, notebook, or other writing materials. Contact manzapress.com for information.

February 2019 Tuesday classes continue for more exciting writing exercises and instruction, with hands-on activities and writing time and sharing.

Voices is a writing program for seniors of all writing levels that is a continuing series of weekly writing classes in Calaveras County, sponsored by Manzanita Writer Press, and serving the Mother Lode.

Participants enjoy a 2-hour class each week that is designed to stimulate memories and to write them down in an artistic and professional manner, eligible for publication and further exploration by the writer. Trained writers and teachers lead the sessions.

Writing exercises and tasks, instruction with models of good writing, and creative avenues of expression are important to the process. Collaboration and sharing of individual writing is nurtured and valued at these sessions. Participants enjoy the social aspects of writing and sharing with friends that they make in the classes, as well, and cohesive writing friends have developed. Many of the participants have been with the program since its inception and continue to attend and participate in the gatherings.

Writing coaches and editors guide the editing process toward a culminating anthology of edited and polished essays and stories in Volume 2 of Voices, due out in April 2019.

Classes are located at:

Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp.

 Contact for more information: Monika Rose

(209) 728-6171 – manzanitawp@gmail.com

Publication of the 2019 anthology will be possible by a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. Classes hosted by Manzanita Writers Press.

Classes beginning May 2019 through November 2019 are possible thanks to a generous grant from the California Humanities Council, whose funding comes from the National Endowment of the Arts and other sources.