Events

Events in March 2023

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March 5, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Between Worlds: A Conversation with Stephanie Barbé Hammer


March 5, 2023

Conversations at the Culver

Between Worlds: A Conversation with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Location: Downtown Riverside

1:30-3:00 PM

Doors open at 1:00 PM

Free and open to the public.

The veil between the real and the surreal is thin wherever Hammer’s writing goes. Where do her ideas come from? How does publishing a book change her relationship with it? Why magical realism? In conversation with Cati Porter, Stephanie Barbé Hammer will share her secret alchemy for making magically real books.

The world of Stephanie Barbe Hammer’s writing is inhabited by the ghosts of Houdini and David Foster Wallace and Eva Gabor, magical talking tattoos, the trees of the Pacific Northwest, and swimming and puppets, among other things. The veil between the real and the surreal is thin wherever Hammer’s writing goes. Where do her ideas come from? How does publishing a book change her relationship with it? Why the fascination with magical realism? In conversation with Cati Porter, Stephanie will share her secret alchemy for making magically real books.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a seven time Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, nonfiction and poetry and is the author of two poetry collections (How Formal? City Slicker: Encounters with the Outside), two novels (The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior; Pretend Plumber), a novelette (Rescue Plan), and a how to write magical realism craft book (Delicious Strangeness).

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March 23, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: An Evening with Hong-My Basrai and Behind the Red Curtain


March 23, 2023

An Evening with Author Hong-My Basrai and Behind the Red Curtain

Riverside Civil Rights Institute

3933 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

6:00-7:30 PM

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Join Inlandia at the Civil Rights Institute for an evening with Hong-My Basrai, author of Behind the Red Curtain, a Memoir. Learn Hong-My’s story of living in fallen Saigon under communism, and how she and her family survived following the end of the Vietnam War.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, Hong-My Basrai (née Lê Thị) is fluent in Vietnamese and French. From a very young age, Hong-My has demonstrated a propensity for literature and love of languages. Transplanted at age twenty-two to Southern California, she picked up English and improvised upon the borrowed language to make it her own. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree and some degrees of self-taught English.

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March 30, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Inlandia + RCC’s MUSE at Back to the Grind!


March 30, 2023

Inlandia + RCC’s MUSE at Back to the Grind!

3575 University Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

6:30-8:30 PM

Featuring Romaine Washington, with guest poets

Special guest Typewriter Muse

Open Mic to follow

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Each spring, students at Riverside City College release a new edition of MUSE, a diverse collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, art, and short interviews. First published in 1986, the journal welcomes contributions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists from RCC, our region, and around the world. Join Inlandia, Romaine Washington, students, and others at Back to Grind to celebrate the 2023 launch of MUSE!

March 31, 2023(1 event)

LAST DAY! Call for submissions for the Spring 2023 Teen Issue of Inlandia A Literary Journey

March 31, 2023

LAST DAY!

Call for submissions for the Spring 2023 Teen Issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey

Now accepting art, book reviews, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the Spring 2023 Teen Issue of Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey. We dedicate each Teen Issue to work by and for teens, particularly — but not exclusively — with connections to Inland Southern California. Submissions are open to ages 13–19. We are also looking for Teen Editors (see the FAQs for more information).

Deadline EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023!!

Submissions open Wednesday, February 1, 2023, and close FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023, at midnight Pacific Time.

For guidelines and to submit: https://inlandiaaliteraryjourney.submittable.com/submit

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