Events

Events in February 2023

  • - Call for Entries: 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes
    Call for Entries: 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

    Call for Entries: 2023 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

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    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.

  • - Conversations at the Culver: Black Dads Who Write – A Conversation on Fatherhood and Poetry, “Crumple Art Puppeteering” with Puppets a la Carte
    Conversations at the Culver: Black Dads Who Write – A Conversation on Fatherhood and Poetry

    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.

    “Crumple Art Puppeteering” with Puppets a la Carte

    “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!

  • - “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham
    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham

    Category: Boot Camp for Writers “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham


    February 7, 2023

    John Brantingham Boot Camp

    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash”

    Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28/23

    7:00-9:00 PM PT, on Zoom

    $100, four weekly meetings

    Register today at https://tinyurl.com/BrantinghamWrites.

    February is right around the corner! Time to register for our second boot camp in a series of four with esteemed poet, fiction writer, and teacher John Brantingham. John returns (online) to the Inland Empire for a series of writing boot camps you won’t want to miss. New boot camps will be offered in March and April.

    In “Writing the Novella-in-Flash,” participants will develop the skills to write flash and micro fiction pieces that can stand alone, but also form a unified work when collected. A number of techniques in storytelling will be explored and students will be able to workshop their pieces. (Meets weekly.)

  • - “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham
    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham

    Category: Boot Camp for Writers “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham


    February 14, 2023

    John Brantingham Boot Camp

    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash”

    Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28/23

    7:00-9:00 PM PT, on Zoom

    $100, four weekly meetings

    Register today at https://tinyurl.com/BrantinghamWrites.

    February is right around the corner! Time to register for our second boot camp in a series of four with esteemed poet, fiction writer, and teacher John Brantingham. John returns (online) to the Inland Empire for a series of writing boot camps you won’t want to miss. New boot camps will be offered in March and April.

    In “Writing the Novella-in-Flash,” participants will develop the skills to write flash and micro fiction pieces that can stand alone, but also form a unified work when collected. A number of techniques in storytelling will be explored and students will be able to workshop their pieces. (Meets weekly.)

  • - “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham
    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham

    Category: Boot Camp for Writers “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham


    February 21, 2023

    John Brantingham Boot Camp

    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash”

    Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28/23

    7:00-9:00 PM PT, on Zoom

    $100, four weekly meetings

    Register today at https://tinyurl.com/BrantinghamWrites.

    February is right around the corner! Time to register for our second boot camp in a series of four with esteemed poet, fiction writer, and teacher John Brantingham. John returns (online) to the Inland Empire for a series of writing boot camps you won’t want to miss. New boot camps will be offered in March and April.

    In “Writing the Novella-in-Flash,” participants will develop the skills to write flash and micro fiction pieces that can stand alone, but also form a unified work when collected. A number of techniques in storytelling will be explored and students will be able to workshop their pieces. (Meets weekly.)

  • - “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham
    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham

    Category: Boot Camp for Writers “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham


    February 28, 2023

    John Brantingham Boot Camp

    “Writing the Novella-in-Flash”

    Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, and 2/28/23

    7:00-9:00 PM PT, on Zoom

    $100, four weekly meetings

    Register today at https://tinyurl.com/BrantinghamWrites.

    February is right around the corner! Time to register for our second boot camp in a series of four with esteemed poet, fiction writer, and teacher John Brantingham. John returns (online) to the Inland Empire for a series of writing boot camps you won’t want to miss. New boot camps will be offered in March and April.

    In “Writing the Novella-in-Flash,” participants will develop the skills to write flash and micro fiction pieces that can stand alone, but also form a unified work when collected. A number of techniques in storytelling will be explored and students will be able to workshop their pieces. (Meets weekly.)