WE ARE ON HIATUS NOW, DUE TO THE VIRUS, BUT WE MEET VIA THE ONLINE MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS NING WRITING COMMUNITY. THIS IS A PRIVATE ONLINE MEETING AREA TO SHARE WRITING, THE CRAFT OF WRITING, AND WRITING COMMUNITY COMMENTARY. EMAIL MANZANITAWP@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. MEMBERS ARE ONLY APPROVED IF YOU HAVE AN AFFILIATION WITH THE MANZANITA WRITERS PRESS OR MANZANITA ARTS EMPORIUM AND ARE LOCAL TO THE REGION.
We will start up our morning and evening meetings again when we get the all-clear for meetings and small groups of ten. We will hold these meetings at the Volunteer Center at 255 Lewis Avenue in San Andreas, CA or at various parks, as announced, as soon as we get the all clear to meet in small groups.
Writers Unlimited is a weekly membership writers group and gathering of authors who share their work for peer feedback.
On first and third Mondays, Daytime Manzanita Writers meetings : Place and time TBA:
The meetings are on hiatus until we get the all clear for groups of ten or fewer to meet in public. We are thinking about several park settings and have access to the Volunteer Center once it is deemed safe to meet in group settings under mandated guidelines.
When we do meet, 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.
Call for more information: 209-728-6117.
Morning group: 1st and 3rd Mondays – 9-11:30 AM – Location and dates TBA
Parking ample. Wheelchair accessible.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.