Voices of Wisdom
TUESDAYS 1 – 3 PM – February 4 through November 2020
Manzanita Arts Emporium
1211 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA
Phone: 209-728-6171 Email: email@example.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, 2018, and 2019 publication 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 3 of Voices, due out in April 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication of the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Voices anthologies have been made possible by a generous grant from the Calaveras Community Foundation. Release of the third Voices of Wisdom anthology will be at a public reading in April 2020. Location and date/time TBD. 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.”
2020 Instructors for June-November:
Linda Toren, Monika Rose, Sally Kaplan, Denella Kimura, Chrys Mollett, and Joy Willow.
February – Monika Rose and Linda Toren/collaborative lessons presented by class members
March – Monika Rose & Linda Toren – collaborative lessons presented by class members and guest speakers
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.
2019 Book submissions and participant editing – November & December
December 7 – 2019 major reading event –
Voices Book #3 release in April 2020 – Thanks to Calaveras Community Foundation
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org