August 21, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
2:00-3:30 PM (PT)
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Events Series Presents
“How to Get Published with a Press – or Start One of Your Own”
On Zoom. All are welcome.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/SmallPressPublishing
Presented by James Coats
Featuring: Nikia Chaney (Jamii Publishing), Eric DeVaughnn (innateDIVINITYbooks), Camari Hawkins (Mama’s Kitchen Press), and Hiram Sims (World Stage Press)
Poet and educator James Coats presents a conversation with four dynamic small press founders, Nikia Chaney (Jamii Publishing), Eric DeVaughnn (innateDIVINITYbooks), Camari Hawkins (Mama’s Kitchen Press), and Hiram Sims (World Stage Press). Find inspiration in their stories, learn how they founded their presses, and discover the impact they are making in their community through the literary arts. Their experiences, challenges, and successes will shine a light on what it takes to serve an often-underrepresented community.
Also, uncover the mysteries of what publishers look for when selecting authors to publish. Find ways to stand out from the crowd – and even how to create your own press to help share the voices of those in your own community.
August 27, 2022
Saturdays in June, July, and August! (Date and times below)
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III
On Zoom. Registration is required.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
Workshops are free. All are welcome.Just in time for summer, Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series is proud to announce three NEW “Writing About Black Art” workshops led by esteemed artist and educator Richard Allen May III. Sign up for one, two, or all three!
Free and open to all.
All sessions will be held on Zoom. To register: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
June – Writing about Black Art: The Curator Profile
Curators play an essential role in how Black art is organized for viewership – and how it’s interpreted. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding of what it means to curate an exhibition, how to prepare questions for the art curator, and how to organize those responses into a curator profile essay ready for publication. Saturdays: June 4, 11, and 25, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
July – Writing about Black Art: The Artist Interview
Artists create the work that is exhibited, collected, and written about in various publications. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the role of the artist in society, how to prepare questions for the artist, and how to organize those responses into an artist profile essay ready for publication. Saturdays: July 9, 16, and 23, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
August – Writing about Black Art: The Book Review
Learn the process and form behind writing a review of a published work about art. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the craft of writing as it pertains to summarizing and evaluating – and shed light on the difference between editing and revising. Saturdays: August 6, 20, and 27, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).
Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons.
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