Events for 2024
April 20 – Manzanita Writers Press publisher booth at Earth Day at Feeney Park in Murphys, CA – 10 am – 6 pm
May 4 – Ragin’ Cajun festival in San Andreas – author tables in the Calaveras Arts Council Gallery
May 11 – We’re Baaaack Open House Celebration – Manzanita Returns to Angels Camp as a mini-bookstore at the Raven’s Basket – 11:30-3:30 — puppet shows (2), refreshments, music, author signings, and schmoozing with Manzanita editors and artists.  FREE. 
May 16-19 – Manzanita tables with local authors signing books and sharing their writing journeys – Stop by!  A frog jumping poem contest for grades K-6 with prizes for the winners. 
June 29 – Calaveras Poetry Fest – Native Sons Hall in Murphys- 9 am- 6 pm — A Cavalcade of Poet Laureates – lunch with the laureates from several counties. Featured Laureate Poets: Lucille Lang Day and Tama Brisbane – workshops in the morning – lunch with the laureates and wine-tasting – laureate reading in the afternoon followed by an open mic  – $35/per person
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July 27 – Taste of Calaveras at Ironstone Vineyards – Manzanita authors sign books and talk about the art of writing and publishing – editors available to talk to you about getting your book published
Sept. 27-29 – 17th annual Gold Rush Writers Conference in Mokelumne Hill at the Historic Hotel Leger – three full days of workshops, featured speakers, agents, publicist, authors, open reading, book sales by participants and authors, and great food every day. 
Mary Mackey, Nzondi (Ace Hall), and Sands Hall are featured authors. 
495 – regular fee
460 – early bird
425 – alumni participants
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Poetry Day at Calaveras Big Trees State Park – July 15, 2023
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Pop-up meet-and-greet your local author events at local venues!
Launch of Volume 4 – Voices in the Grove in Fall 2024
Canceled due to COVID:
April 16 FUNdraiser for Manzanita!
$20 in advance – purchase ticket online or at the Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp. Proceeds will assist the gallery in purchasing special lighting, help support the free Voices of Wisdom writing classes for seniors, and will help fund the Manzanita Speaker Series, as well as many other community projects for the arts, including free artist receptions, Song Posse (free acoustic music group sessions), Free Writers support meetings every week, and so much more!
This is shaping up to be a fun night. We are so excited about Murphys Creek Theatre offering Manzanita the gala premier showing of the Odd Couple as a FUNdraiser. Proceeds will assist in funding Voices of Wisdom, a free year-long weekly writing class for seniors to capture their memories, and assist in gallery upgrades. Hope to see everyone there! $20 per ticket in advance, and $25 at the door. Refreshments, Doorprize drawing, and art silent auction!
Here’s an idea for the season – Let’s dress up and wear white or black gloves with silk scarves to accent our look! Fashion statement from the 50s and early 60s! See you all there!