We’ll kick off the year on February 18 with Arthur Bradford reading from Turtle Face and Beyond. Other authors include Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is, Jonathan White, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, Pauls Toutonghi, Dog Gone, Diana Abu-Jaber, Life Without a Recipe, and Ingrid Thoft, Duplicity.
All of the authors will teach writing workshops during the day. Topics range widely, from Mastering Murder, to Culinary Memoir, to What Writers Can Learn from South Park. Check back soon for workshop details, schedule and registration information .
Also, watch for information on another new workshop option. We’ll be running two online writing workshops during May that culminate in a weekend retreat at the coast to meet your teacher and fellow students, to further workshop and then read from the work created during the online course.
After the success and great response to last year’s weekend format for PoetryFest, we’ll again host a full weekend of events on April 1 and 2, with Carl Adamshick and Emily Kendal Frey.
The Manzanita Writers’ Series will host a number of added special events for 2017.
On April 15, John Sibley Williams will conduct a workshop on Publishing Your Chapbook: for poetry chapbooks and books of short stories or essays.
On July 29, Liz Prato, Author of Baby’s On Fire, will conduct the workshop Writing Outside the Box, which had to be cancelled in 2016 due to inclement weather.
The admission price for author events will be $7. Workshop fees vary by workshop so check back soon for details and registration.
This year we continue to have a suggested theme for Open Mic for each event. Writers are welcome to write to theme for their 5-minute piece although it is not a requirement. Themes will be announced in advance of each event.