The Inlandia Institute has five core programs through which it fulfills its mission. The Institute also undertakes special projects from time to time, and we enter relationships with other organizations and agencies with compatible missions to facilitate, sustain and expand the literary arts throughout the region.
Inlandia Institute is home to the Inlandia Books Literary and Community imprints. Inlandia Institute also co-publishes books with Heyday under the Inlandia Institute imprint.
Free Public Events
Inlandia Institute sponsors a variety of free public literary and cultural events. These include author readings & book signings, exhibitions, films, and discussions with esteemed community leaders, authors, and artists with deep ties to Inlandia.
Inlandia Literary Laureate
The Inlandia Literary Laureate award is the first such recognition in Inland Southern California. Laureates are appointed for a two-year term and receive a $5000 stipend. Nominations open every two years.
Literary Professional Development
Workshops and seminars encourage and support emerging writers in meeting their literary goals. Programs include the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops held throughout the region, the Indie Authors Fair, and Boot Camp for Writers seminars. Workshops are led by accomplished authors, editors and educators.
Creative Literacy for Children
The Inlandia Institute sponsors school-based curriculum and literary events that help educators maximize children’s creative potential, critical thinking skills, and critical verbal literacy. Sponsored youth creative literacy programs include Adopt-a-School at Bryant School of Art & Innovation and the Children’s Poetry Theater, developed in partnership with the former State and United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera.