You are invited to the gala opening celebration of the publication of
vol. 5 of Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra.
More than 80 writers and artists from across California and other states
have written about the region and are represented in the 188-page
collection. Come listen to the writers read their work, meet with them, and
get a book signed---listen to some great improv guitar woven into the
reading, and enjoy the literary atmosphere in the great tradition of
Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Artists and photographers will have prints
available of their work, and you will have a chance to mix with some of the
best writers in our region and in California. The ambiance will be
sublime. And it's free. There will be open mic sessions each hour for the
public to sign up and read their short poems.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2 - 6 P.M. Four hours of continuous
poetry and prose and music.

Where: Kautz Ironstone Winery in Murphys (about an hour and a half
east of Stockton or Lodi)

Directions: Go up Hwy 49 toward Angels Camp and take the cut-off from
Highway 49 on Murphys Grade Road, making a left at the KFC in Angels
Camp. When you get to Murphys, make a right at the Murphys Hotel, go past
the park and theatre, and make a right at the end of the road (Six Mile
Road) to get to Ironstone (about a mile). Parking is ample, and watch
for signs. The reading will be in the Heritage Room, right below the
Winery Museum/gallery and gift shop.

For more information: contact Monika Rose, editor, (209) 754-0577,
or Penny West, 209- 754-1774, or contact Conrad Levasseur, Community
Relations Director, Kautz Ironstone Winery, at 209-728-1251

Come a little early to fit in some wine tasting and lunch at the deli
in the tasting room--and enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscaping,
visiting the museum/gallery and jewelry collection while browsing the
books and art work available by regional artists and writers. Writers
will be arriving early, so you might get a chance to speak to them about
their work before the reading begins. They will be mingling outside the
museum store and near the Heritage Room, where you will get a chance to
view and purchase some of the books and prints that will be available
by individual writers and artists. The new volume of Manzanita will be
available for purchase so that you can get it signed by writers and
artists at the event.

Monika Rose
Director, Writers Unlimited
Editor, Manzanita

Event hosted by Kautz Ironstone Winery, Writers Unlimited,
and the Calaveras County Arts Council, as a community benefit.


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