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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/18/2015 10:53 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/18/2015 10:58 AM
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Manzanita Writers Press Opens Arts Emporium in Historic Angels Camp

Angels Camp, CA...Monika Rose founded Writers Unlimited in 1984. This Calaveras writers group has published five Manzanita volumes and three Journal volumes. Rose lives in the foothills of Calaveras County. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Delta College with an MA in English. With the formation of Manzanita Writers Press in 2009, the Manzanita series and other books are now published by MWP, Manzanita Writers Press, a member of the Calaveras Arts Council Literary League...

After over 30 years of making creative connections in her community, Monika is collaborating with a group of dedicated individuals to bring Manzanita Arts Emporium to historic Angels Camp. With a wonderful corner location, on the block just across from the movie theater, the new arts center has come to life. Featuring MWP books, fine art by Gary Rose, Cate Culver, Patty Payne, Janet and Andy Trinkle, Folkmanis puppets and Berta’s Beads jewelry by Roberta Hughes, the emporium offers seminars in the literary arts and beyond. Storytelling by Tuolumne’s Cynthia Restivo and other local folks will soon be a regular event. Come check out the happenings at 1211 South Main Street in Angels Camp. Here is the schedule of November/December workshops:

Mondays, Nov. 23 & 30, Dec. 7 & 14 • 3 - 4:30 pm
Tech Talk Series: Facebook & Social Media • $15 ea, $50 all
Presented by Brett Bunge • 4 workshops on Mondays
You can take one or all four classes

Monday, Nov. 23 • 6:30 pm • FREE
Writers Unlimited Meeting • Newcomers Welcome
Writers review group . . . all genres and levels welcome for more info

Saturday, Dec. 5 • 9:30 am - noon
Novel Hot Starts . . . First 5 Pages • $40
Presented by Anoinette May, author and columnist

Sunday, Dec. 6 • 1 pm • FREE
Healthy Living . . . Mindfulness & Nutrition
Presented by Nitya Prema, LMFT mindfulness techniques for anxiety, stress reduction and improving relationships & Getty Ambau, author of 4 Pillars of Health shares a regimen of nutrition for healthy living

Monday, Dec. 7 • 6:30 pm • FREE
Poets Night with Writers Unlimited . . . Open Mic
Poetry sharing and craft exercises followed by OPEN MIC

Saturday, Dec. 12 • 10 am - 4 pm
Scripted or Not: Writing for Non-Fiction Film & TV • $195
Presented by David Vassar & Sally Kaplan of Backcountry Pictures
Check out Backcountry Films online . . .

Saturday, Dec. 12 & 19 • noon - 1 pm • FREE
Mark Twain’s 88 Days in the Mother Lode Talks
Presented by local historian, Jim Fletcher, author of Mark Twain’s 88 Days in the Mother Lode published by Manzanita Writer Press

Be sure to come see us during the Angels Camp Holiday Open House and Parade on Saturday, November 28. Festivities begin at 4 pm and the gallery will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Enjoy some nibbles, peruse the gallery and feel the creative vibe.
Register for classes by visiting our NEW website at Or, call 209-728-6171 or 209-768-9021 to reserve your spot. Better yet, drop by Manzanita Arts Emporium at 1211 South Main Street in Angels Camp open Wednesday through Monday from 10 am to 5 pm (6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays). You’ll love the colorful, comfort of Manzanita’s new home.

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Posted on: 2015-11-18 13:29:11   By: Anonymous
It's a really nice idea, I'm just not sure Angels Camp is the right location.
Murphys might have been a better choice. I can't see the residents of Angels Camp supporting this enough financially to keep it open.

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    Posted on: 2015-11-18 13:50:55   By: Anonymous
    Hopefully the residents of other towns such as Murphys, Arnold, San Andreas, Copper, etc. will support this new business! Seems from their class schedule they will have a lot to offer to the residents of our county!

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    Posted on: 2015-11-18 16:02:41   By: Anonymous
    We had the "Mountain Sports" branding which went nowhere, at an extraordinary cost.

    Lets Make Angels an "Art Center". Murphy's has its wines and restaurants, Copper has the Town Center and its restaurants so PLEASE give these folks some hope and support. On the other hand, We do have six hair Salons and two barbers in town already, so our other option is the haircut capital of the Mother Lode.

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      Re: SUPPORT
      Posted on: 2015-11-18 17:16:10   By: Anonymous
      The hair places stay in business for the same reason the fast food places do; they're a necessary service. Everyone needs to get their hair cut, and everyone needs to eat.
      I like the idea of this venture, but it's not going to work. They've been trying to revitalize downtown Angels for decades. Nothing works.
      You can't revitalize or make it an art destination when 3/4 the population in the town is a junkie or on welfare.

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        Re: SUPPORT
        Posted on: 2015-11-20 12:35:46   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2015-11-19 09:03:03   By: Anonymous
    I am a resident of Angels Camp and am looking forward to attending some of these workshops. Thank you for bringing this opportunity to our community! I will spread the word!

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Posted on: 2016-10-08 12:12:22   By: Anonymous

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