Black Lives Matter featuring Romaine Washington + Open Mic
February 4, 2021 –
Free • Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/BlacklandiaBLM
Open Mic Signup: https://forms.gle/PvAZc2fM3A7TFotM6
On Thursday, February 4th please join Inlandia Institute for a Blacklandia special event featuring Romaine Washington and including an open mic highlighting work by Black writers with a focus on Black Lives Matter.
Romaine Washington, M. Ed. is the author of Purgatory has an Address (Bamboo Dart Press) available April 15th and Sirens in Her Belly (Jamii Publications, 2015). She has been published in a wide variety of anthologies and periodicals, including San Bernardino Singing anthology edited by Nikia Chaney and Cholla Needles. Ms. Washington has presented her work in a wide variety of venues including NPR and KPFK.
Washington is a fellow of The Watering Hole, South Carolina and the Inland Area Writing Project at the University of California in Riverside. She enjoys actively participating in the writing community through workshops and readings and is a member of Women Who Submit. Washington has been a public school educator for over twenty years, and has developed a social justice curriculum available for free on her website. Washington is the proud mother of two sons and a native Californian from San Bernardino who currently resides in the Inland Empire.
Each reader will have 3-5 minutes to read work around the theme of Black Lives Matter. Priority will be given to writers and readers from the BIPOC community. The work you read can be your own or something that else that inspires you, as long as you give proper credit to the author. Please note that Inlandia reserves the right to decline participation for any reason whatsoever.
Sign up for the open mic here: https://forms.gle/PvAZc2fM3A7TFotM6 This program is presented in partnership with the Riverside Public Library as part of the City of Riverside’s First Thursdays Arts Walk at Home presentations. This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov