February 7, 2021
2021 Hillary Gravendyk Prize
Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Hillary Gravendyk Prize & 2021 Contest Opening
Open for submissions February 1 - April 30, 2021
$20 per manuscript via Inlandia’s Submittable page:
Regional Hillary Gravendyk Prize winner Jonathan Maule is the winner of the 2014 Academy of American Poets Contest at Cal Poly, SLO. His first book of poetry, 'Dog Star', was published by Big Yes Press, and his work has also appeared in Askew, Talking River, Rain Taxi, RHINO Reviews!, Spillway, and Phoebe. He lives and teaches in Twentynine Palms, CA.
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by the Inlandia Institute are given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. resident and a poetry collection by a poet residing in Inland Southern California, including Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and any non-coastal area of Southern California, from Death Valley to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $20 entry fee by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
About the 2021 Judges
Margaret Ronda is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of California-Davis, where she teaches American poetry and environmental theory and literature. She is the author of two books of poems, 'Personification' (Saturnalia Books, 2010) and 'For Hunger' (2018), and a critical study, 'Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End' (Stanford University Press, 2018).
Megan Gravendyk-Estrella is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Poet. Megan is a two time winner of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize and the author of the Seattle Young Playwrights prize winning short play “Good Evening Mrs. Gerfella”. Megan lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, Jose and his daughter, Sofia. Hillary and Megan wrote together their entire lives and most recently attended the Napa Valley Writers Workshop. Prior to Hillary’s passing, the sister’s work-shopped poetry and short fiction together, including many poems in Hillary’s book, 'Harm'.
Around the World with Karen & Nicole: “Hats for the Jizos,” a story from Japan
Presented in partnership with the Riverside Art Museum
and the City of Riverside’s First Sundays Program
Sunday, February 7, 2021 2 pm on Zoom
Free. RSVP: tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory5
As we shelter at home, join Inlandia On February 7, 2021 on Zoom as we take you to distant lands without ever leaving your living room.
In this heartwarming traditional Kamishibai (paper theatre) story from Japan, “Hats for the Jizos,” an old man has an act of generosity mysteriously and richly rewarded.
Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen's stories and Nicole's puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Karen’s CD, “Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories,” is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.
This program is brought to you in partnership with Riverside Art Museum and City of Riverside’s First Sundays programming.
The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality classes and events that instill a lifelong love of the arts.