Voices of Wisdom

December Tuesdays, 4,11,18 – 1-3 pm, with Denella Kimura
Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp.

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

January 2019 Tuesdays are reserved for editing and peer sharing, decision-making on selecting written pieces, and peer editing. Participants will find out more about Word formatting, editing and grammar tools, plus tips for cleaning up sentences and awkward phrasing, diction improvement, and recognizing writing style and voice in one’s own writing.

Voices is a writing program for seniors that is a continuing series of weekly writing classes at various locations 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, due out in April 2019.


December Tuesdays, 4,11,18 – 1-3 pm, with Denella Kimura
Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp

A collaborative sharing of writing in the program was held Tuesday, Nov. 6, right after the class, from 3:15-5:15, with sharing by the group.

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