Events in December 2023

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November 26, 2023
November 27, 2023
November 28, 2023(1 event)

11:30 am: Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke

11:30 am: Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke


November 28, 2023

Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke

(All Levels)

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM PT, Weekly. Workshops resume Tuesday, September 12, 2023 on Zoom.

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members. All genres are welcome to be explored. Enrollment is limited.

Wil Clarke tolerates writing, but loves having written. He was born and spent 27 years of his life in Africa. He misses the guidance and wisdom of Celena Bumpus and is attempting to keep her legacy alive in her former students through Celena’s Scribes.

November 29, 2023
November 30, 2023(2 events)

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello


November 30, 2023

All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

(All Levels)

Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Ongoing. Meets Weekly. (A Zoom option may be available; contact Inlandia for details.)

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

This ongoing writing workshop meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.

Mae Wagner Marinello has been a part of Inlandia since a 2008 writing workshop with Ruth Nolan. In 2014, she began facilitating a weekly writing workshop called Joslyn Joy Writers, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. During the pandemic lockdown, the weekly workshop continued on Zoom; it is now a hybrid class averaging between 10-20 combined participants on Zoom and in-person.

3:30 pm: Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez

3:30 pm: Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez


November 30, 2023

Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez

Eight Thursdays, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7, 2023; 3:30 - 5:30 PM (No meeting on Thanksgiving.)

In person at SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison St., Riverside CA 92504.

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

Inlandia’s Tesoros de Cuentos bilingual creative writing workshop is back! This fall, the “Viva Abuelita Power” theme will give voice to the wisdom, knowledge, and power of the Grandmother. Through writing exercises, participants will unravel from their hearts and memories personal experiences and/or stories of the abuelitas in their lives — chronicling a treasure trove of sweet and savory recollections.

Tesoros Motto: Las palabras vuelan; los escritos quedan — Words fly; writings endure.

Frances J. Vásquez is a native Inlandian of immigrant parents from México. She attended local schools and earned BS and MBA degrees from UC Riverside. An aficionada of arts and letters, she loves cultural events and served as a guide at Riverside Art Museum. She is director Emerita of the Inlandia institute.

December 1, 2023
December 2, 2023
December 3, 2023(1 event)

11:00 am: Inlandia at Alternative Gift Fair!

11:00 am: Inlandia at Alternative Gift Fair!


December 3, 2023

Riverside's Alternative Gift Fair features vendors selling hand made crafts, with proceeds supporting non profit causes. Some of our traditional vendors are Heifer International, United Methodist handcrafts, 10,000 Villages, Glocally Connected, handmade paper flowers, Riverside Food Coop food and jams, books and cards from the Inland Communities Fellowship of Reconciliation and Soroptimist International baskets. We are adding The Guatemala Project this year, which provides clean running water to people who need it. Also new this year, ceramic bowls from Rebecca Waring-Crane, a project that relates to alleviating childhood hunger. Homemade soup, music and community will complete the fair. This is a Riverside holiday tradition! First United Methodist Church is the host, and there is plenty of free parking.

December 4, 2023
December 5, 2023
December 6, 2023
December 7, 2023(2 events)

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello


December 7, 2023

All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

(All Levels)

Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Ongoing. Meets Weekly. (A Zoom option may be available; contact Inlandia for details.)

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

This ongoing writing workshop meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.

Mae Wagner Marinello has been a part of Inlandia since a 2008 writing workshop with Ruth Nolan. In 2014, she began facilitating a weekly writing workshop called Joslyn Joy Writers, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. During the pandemic lockdown, the weekly workshop continued on Zoom; it is now a hybrid class averaging between 10-20 combined participants on Zoom and in-person.

6:30 pm: Launch “Breaking Pattern” by Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera

6:30 pm: Launch “Breaking Pattern” by Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera


December 7, 2023

Inlandia to launch “Breaking Pattern” by Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera

Inlandia Institute is excited to announce the release of Breaking Pattern by Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, published under the Inlandia Books imprint. A book launch will take place on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 6:30 PM in Riverside Main Library’s Community Room. Please join us for a celebration of young adult fiction, cowgirl life, and the high stakes world of junior rodeo – with special guests Juanita E. Mantz, Nikia Chaney, Melissa Chadburn, and book cover artist, Rosy Cortez. A discussion about family and cultural community, grounding one’s work in place, and writing strategies from marginalized voices is planned, along with selected readings from Breaking Pattern.

Riverside Main Library is located at 3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Books will be available for sale at the launch while supplies last, but you can purchase your copy today and pick it up at the event – or have it shipped! To preorder Breaking Pattern with special preorder pricing, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/PreorderBreakingPattern

 

December 8, 2023
December 9, 2023
December 10, 2023
December 11, 2023
December 12, 2023
December 13, 2023
December 14, 2023(2 events)

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello


December 14, 2023

All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

(All Levels)

Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Ongoing. Meets Weekly. (A Zoom option may be available; contact Inlandia for details.)

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

This ongoing writing workshop meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.

Mae Wagner Marinello has been a part of Inlandia since a 2008 writing workshop with Ruth Nolan. In 2014, she began facilitating a weekly writing workshop called Joslyn Joy Writers, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. During the pandemic lockdown, the weekly workshop continued on Zoom; it is now a hybrid class averaging between 10-20 combined participants on Zoom and in-person.

3:30 pm: Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez

3:30 pm: Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez


December 14, 2023

Tesoros de Cuentos “Viva Abuelita Power” with Frances J. Vasquez

Eight Thursdays, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7, 2023; 3:30 - 5:30 PM (No meeting on Thanksgiving.)

In person at SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison St., Riverside CA 92504.

To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

Inlandia’s Tesoros de Cuentos bilingual creative writing workshop is back! This fall, the “Viva Abuelita Power” theme will give voice to the wisdom, knowledge, and power of the Grandmother. Through writing exercises, participants will unravel from their hearts and memories personal experiences and/or stories of the abuelitas in their lives — chronicling a treasure trove of sweet and savory recollections.

Tesoros Motto: Las palabras vuelan; los escritos quedan — Words fly; writings endure.

Frances J. Vásquez is a native Inlandian of immigrant parents from México. She attended local schools and earned BS and MBA degrees from UC Riverside. An aficionada of arts and letters, she loves cultural events and served as a guide at Riverside Art Museum. She is director Emerita of the Inlandia institute.

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