The Word Project is the umbrella for all literary events associated with Tuolumne
County Arts Alliance. The Word Project is dedicated to promoting the art of writing and
involving the public. In particular, TCAA’s literary arm encourages and supports local writers.



If you would like more information or have an activity that you would like The
Word Project to support, please contact TCAA Board members Ellen Stewart at
ellen_stewart@mac.com or Jill Klajic-Ryan at mjkay@yahoo.com.


Word Project activities include but are not limited to:

3rd Friday-Open Reading at Sonora Joe’s. Writers are invited to read original work  of poetry or prose. Sign ups begin at 6:30 and the reading starts at 7. Readers are allowed  5 minutes and are encouraged to practice reading and timing their pieces ahead of time to be sure the fit into the 5 minute slot. Each month, the program includes a featured reader, a local or guest author who reads for 15 minutes. Sonora Joe’s is located at 140 S.Washington St., Sonora, Ca. Contact person is
Denella Kimura,  denellak@mlode.com

Dates for 2015:

 invisipixel   Jan 16  July 17
  Feb 20  Aug 21
  March 20   Sept 18
  April 17  Oct 16
  May 15  Nov 20
  June 19  Dec 18


The Tuolumne Writer’s Retreat sponsored by the Sonora Writers Group will take place September 25, 26, & 27 in Columbia.  For program information and registration see the website:


The Word Project Press provides Mother Lode writers an opportunity to publish their
work more directly than might be possible through mainstream publishing channels. Visit
their website: http://wordprojectpress.com/

The Word Project Press 2015 Celebration will be on October 17th to as part of
National Arts Month.  This year, in addition to celebrating the authors published by the
press in 2015, there will be a Writing Workshop in the morning. Noted author Gayle
Brandeis will lead the workshop.  Here is a link to Gayle’s Wikipedia page which, in
addition to including a bio, lists all of her books (with links) and awards:

Gayle Brandeis on Wikipedia

Watch for more detailed announcements about this event.