Writers Unlimited
is a weekly free membership writers group and gathering of authors who share their work for peer feedback.

On first and third Mondays, Daytime Manzanita Writers meetings are held in Angels Camp at MAE (Manzanita Arts Emporium) from 9-11:30 am. We start with a stimulating writing journal from a prompt, then we share manuscript progress for feedback with fellow writers. Then a manuscript share of five pages that need honing and feedback. Craft sharing, resources, editing by colleagues all available. Email Monika to let her know if you are coming and whether you have work to share.

Location: Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 S. Main St., Suite 110,  in Historic Downtown Angels Camp, CA. We are located on the corner of Main St. (Hwy 49) and Rasberry Lane, kitty-corner and across the street from the Visitors Center.

Call for directions if you have trouble finding us:  209-728-6171.


Morning group:  1st and 3rd Mondays –  9-11:30 AM at Manzanita Arts Emporium. 1211 S. Main St. Suite 110, Angels Camp. Parking ample. Wheelchair accessible. Handicapped bathroom access close by — across the street in the Visitors Center.

Evening group: 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6-9 PM at the Volunteer Center of Calaveras at the San Andreas Elementary School – 255 Lewis Avenue on the lower terrace of San Andreas Elementary School from 6 to 9 pm. From Gold Strike Road, turn onto Lewis Avenue and go down the hill to the bottom. Across from the 25 mph sign, you will see the entrance with the sign to the center. Make a left. Parking is ample. Wheelchair accessible. Handicapped bathroom available.

NOTE: If there is a 5th Monday, we do not meet that day. Also, on holidays that fall on Monday, generally no meetings. Call to confirm.

Share work, prose and poetry, and all genres and levels, with kind writers. Craft exchange, resources, editing by colleagues all available. Meetings are free.

Contact facilitator to let the group know you are coming: manzanitawp@gmail.com
(209) 728-6171

The group was founded in 1984 by Monika Rose and members published five Manzanita poetry and prose book collections and three additional The Journal volumes under the name of Writers Unlimited.  Since then, the Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate collection, Out of the Fire, and Voices of Wisdom anthologies have been published, with a second Voices collection due out in June, 2019, and a third slated for 2020, thanks to generous grants from the Calaveras Community Foundation. With the formation of Manzanita Writers Press in 2009, the Manzanita series and other books by authors in our region and in California, mainly, are now published by MWP, Manzanita Writers Press, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization. We offer supportive and close editing and publishing services for local and regional authors.