Events

Events in February 2023

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January 29, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Blacklandia Virtual Discussion: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever with Lisa Henry


January 29, 2023

Blacklandia Virtual Discussion: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever with Lisa Henry

Sunday, January 29, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 PM

On Zoom

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

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

This program will be a community discussion and an opportunity to consider some of the main themes of the film Wakanda Forever. Topics include Afro-futurism, pop-culture, Black exceptionalism, commemoration and grief. There will also be time for participants to respond to select writing prompts and to share their work.

Lisa Henry, is a curator based in Riverside, California. Henry has been a guest curator for institutions on both the east and west coasts. She has also worked with Riverside Art Museum on several projects including the exhibitions Brenna Youngblood: Lavender Rainbow, Sheila Pree Bright: #1960Now, and June Edmonds: Rhythmic Inquisions. Henry is on the steering committee for the Blacklandia Event Series and has led workshops including “June Edmonds and the Legacy of the American Abstract Painting” which she co-taught with art historian Richard Allen May III.

January 30, 2023
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February 1, 2023(1 event)

OPENS: Call for Entries: 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

OPENS
February 1, 2023

Call for Entries: 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

Submissions from February 1-April 30, 2023

National and Regional awardees each win book publication and a cash prize of $1,000. Enter using Submittable: https://tinyurl.com/InlandiaSubmit

Inlandia Institute is excited to announce the opening of the submission window for the 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Prize poetry competition. Poetry book manuscripts will be accepted via Submittable from February 1 through April 30, 2023. One National and one Regional prizewinner will each be awarded $1,000 and a standard book contract.

The competition was created in memory of the late Inland Empire poet, Hillary Gravendyk, who passed away in 2014.

The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48-100 pages, and Inlandia Institute Press invites all styles and forms of poetry. Only electronic submissions will be accepted via Inlandia’s ‘Submittable’ portal. Multiple submissions are accepted, with a $20 reading fee required for each manuscript. The winners will be announced Fall 2023 for publication in 2024.

All entrants will be considered for the National Prize, and entrants who currently reside or work in Inland Southern California, the “Inland Empire,” will also be considered for the Regional Prize (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and any non-coastal Southern California area, from Death Valley in the northernmost region to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the southernmost).

Hillary Gravendyk (1979-2014) was a beloved poet living and teaching in Southern California’s Inland Empire region. She wrote the acclaimed poetry book, HARM from Omnidawn Publishing (2012) and the poetry collection The Naturalist (Anchiote Press, 2008). A native of Washington State, she was an admired Assistant Professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals. She was awarded a 2015 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Your Ghost,” which appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Hillary Gravendyk passed away on May 10, 2014 after a long illness. This contest has been established in her memory.

For additional details about the Hillary Gravendyk Prize, or to learn more about Inlandia Institute, please visit inlandiainstitute.org.

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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February 5, 2023(3 events)

1:00 pm: “Creative Approaches to Drawing the Selfie-Portrait” with Richard Allen May III


February 5, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023

First Sundays at RAM

“Creative Approaches to Drawing the Selfie-Portrait” with Richard Allen May III

In person at Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Blvd

Riverside, CA 92501

1:00-4:00 PM

The workshop is free and open to the public; $10 materials fee, payable at the door.

Registration required. https://tinyurl.com/SelfiePortaitRAM

Join Inlandia at Riverside Art Museum for a First Sundays session of poetry and art! In Creative Approaches to Drawing the Selfie-Portrait, artist, writer and educator Richard Allen May III will guide participants through a simple technique for writing a name poem – while teaching them how to draw their own “selfie-portrait.”

The workshop is free and open to the public; $10 materials fee, payable at the door.

Registration required. https://tinyurl.com/SelfiePortaitRAM

1:00 pm: Conversations at the Culver: Black Dads Who Write – A Conversation on Fatherhood and Poetry


February 5, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Blacklandia Presents Conversations at the Culver: Black Dads Who Write – A Conversation on Fatherhood and Poetry

Moderated by James Coats with panelists Eric DeVaughnn, George Hammons, and Brandon Allen

Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

3834 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92501

1:30-3:00 PM

Doors open at 1:00 PM

This February, “Conversations at the Culver” offers a one-of-a-kind discussion on poetry and fatherhood – with four Black dads who also happen to be poets. Moderated by James Coats, the panel will investigate the ways fatherhood has shaped their writing in the past, and continues to show up in their poetry today. They will also look at the importance of being present, active, and inspirational in their roles as fathers. Plus, we'll receive the opportunity to hear some poetry from the panelists.

There will be a preshow dance performance by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UCR.

2:00 pm: “Crumple Art Puppeteering” with Puppets a la Carte


February 5, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023

First Sundays at RAM

with Nicole Cloeren and Puppets a la Carte

“Crumple Art Puppeteering”

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Blvd

Riverside, CA 92501

2:00-3:00 PM

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Attention parents and kids who love puppets – and families that want to try something new! Join puppeteer Nicole Cloeren and Puppets a la Carte for an afternoon of creative adventure with Inlandia at Riverside Art Museum’s First Sunday event. Learn about crumple art puppeteering as you turn paper into puppets – and discover how to turn well-known stories into a puppet show. No experience needed. All ages welcome!

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