Voices of Wisdom

TUESDAYS 1 – 3 PM – through November 2019

Manzanita Arts Emporium

1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA

Phone: 209-728-6171  Email: manzanitawp@gmail.com

FREE program. Bring a laptop, notebook, or other writing materials.

Contact manzapress.com for information.

Writing exercises and instruction, with hands-on activities, writing time and sharing. Voices is a free writing program for seniors 55+ of all writing levels that is a continuing series of weekly writing classes in Calaveras County, hosted and sponsored by Manzanita Writer Press,  serving the Mother Lode, with 2017 and 2018 funding generously granted by the Calaveras Community Foundation.

This 2019-2020 writing class project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

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 development and collection by the writer. Trained writers and teachers lead the sessions. Guest writers and artists from all over the region assist in presenting fresh and stimulating activities.

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 end of August 2019, with funding provided by a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation.

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 Voices anthology is possible by a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. Release of the second Voices of Wisdom anthology will be at a public reading Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Manzanita Arts Emporium from 5-7 pm. Space is limited so reserve early. Participants will be sharing their work from the new book.

We would like to thank Signal Service for their major funding support for Manzanita Arts Emporium & Manzanita Writers Press, a nonprofit arts center in Angels Camp, serving the Mother Lode & Sierra region.

Support for Classes from March 2019 through November 2019:

This 2019 writing project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org

Note: “Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

 

Instructors:

Mid-March through April – Sally Kaplan

May through mid-June –  Sally Kaplan

June-July – Chrys Mollett

August-mid-Sept – Monika Rose

Sept- end of October – Denella Kimura

November – Writing workshops, WORD Training, Peer and Self-editing, Writing Craft sessions, Guest speakers and writers, Manuscript organization & editing, and more.

Book submissions and participant editing – November & December

December 7 – major reading event  –

Voices Book #3 release in March 2020 – Thanks to Calaveras Community Foundation

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This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org