Events

The week's events

  • - “Creative Approaches to Drawing the Selfie-Portrait” with Richard Allen May III, Conversations at the Culver: Black Dads Who Write – A Conversation on Fatherhood and Poetry, “Crumple Art Puppeteering” with Puppets a la Carte
    “Creative Approaches to Drawing the Selfie-Portrait” with Richard Allen May III

    Category: Affiliate Events “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

    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!

  • - Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge, Writing for Children with José Chávez
    Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge


    February 6, 2023

    (Seniors, all levels)

    Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM Janet Goeske Center (Art Room), 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside,

    1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, and 4/17/22.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    Writers are encouraged to respond to prompts about universal themes related to the human condition: key relationships, physical places, historic events, personal hardships/recovery, love and loss, and personal achievement and development. It is these ties that bind us all in different stages of our lives. Each of us brings a unique perspective to every story. Maybe it's time to write yours. Space is limited.

    Rose Y. Monge has facilitated memoir classes at the Goeske Center since 2009. She encourages everyone to leave a written legacy for future generations. As an immigrant from Mexico, her memoir honors her parents’ legacy of life lessons. Her activism since retirement has been advocating for social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

    Writing for Children with José Chávez

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Writing for Children with José Chávez


    February 6, 2023

    (All Levels)

    Alternating Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM, Zoom, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, and 3/6/23.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    This workshop is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to write or are writing for children. We’ll explore the writing voice for children, define a “picture book,” story arc, story introductions, appropriate vocabulary, children’s poetry, and more. There will be time to flex our writing muscles and develop the beauty and strength of our “voice” for children.

    José Chávez is a retired bilingual teacher and dedicates his life to writing. He's had poetry published in the Multilingual Educator Journal, Acentos Review, Inlandia Anthology and has written two award-winning bilingual poetry books for children. He lives in Riverside, CA, is married, and has three grown children.

  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke, All Genres Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo, “Writing the Novella-in-Flash” with John Brantingham
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke


    February 7, 2023

    (All Levels)

    Tuesdays, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, Zoom, Weekly. Meetings resume January 10.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    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.

    All Genres Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops All Genres Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo


    February 7, 2023

    (All Levels)

    Alternating Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM, Zoom, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, and 3/21/23.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    In this multi-genre workshop, participants receive bi-weekly inspiration in the form of both poetry and prose. Prompts inspire writing in the genre of your choice. Class discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face in generating poetry, memoir, and short and long fiction.

    Allyson Jeffredo is a poet, writer, and educator from the Coachella Valley. Learn more about her and her work at www.allysonjeffredo.com.

    “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.)

  • - All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle
    All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle


    February 8, 2023

    (Int.-Adv.)

    Alternating Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Zoom, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, and 3/8/22.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    In this multi-genre workshop, participants submit poetry and prose for biweekly critiques and receive feedback from other group members. Discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face. The workshop leader provides biweekly articles and links related to participants’ work, particularly to problems that were discussed in the previous session.

    Victoria is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, with fiction and nonfiction published in literary journals and anthologies, including in Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest. A collection of her short fiction, Acts of Contrition, was published by Los Nietos Press. Her chapbook The Mortality of Dogs and Humans is upcoming from Bamboo Dart Press in February 2023. Previously the managing editor of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, she helped to establish a yearly teen issue. In a previous life, she was a high school English teacher and librarian.

  • - All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello, Nonfiction: Opening the Research Doorway, Part 4 with Jo Scott-Coe
    All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello


    February 9, 2023

    (All Levels)

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Weekly.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    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.

    Nonfiction: Opening the Research Doorway, Part 4 with Jo Scott-Coe

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Nonfiction: Opening the Research Doorway, Part 4 with Jo Scott-Coe


    February 9, 2023

    (Int.-Adv.)

    Alternating Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Zoom, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, and 3/23/22.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    Explore how variations of structure can open new possibilities in your nonfiction storytelling.

    Jo Scott-Coe’s essays and stories have been published widely, for literary as well as academic audiences. Her third book, Unheard Witness: The Life and Death of Kathy Leissner Whitman, is forthcoming in Fall 2023 from the University of Texas Press.

  • - Show Us! Don’t Tell Us! with Renee Gurley
    Show Us! Don’t Tell Us! with Renee Gurley

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Show Us! Don’t Tell Us! with Renee Gurley


    February 11, 2023

    (All Levels)

    Alternating Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Zoom, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/11/23.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW

    These five sessions will revolve around moving one’s writing from telling to showing.

    Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned writer, the chances are good that you’ve come up against this feedback and grumbled under your breath trying to figure out how, exactly, to show more than tell. In this workshop, writers will get down and dirty with ways to show and how to identify in their drafts where they are telling and how to enjoy transforming that telling into showing.

    Gurley, MA, MFA, is a writer and English teacherwith over 20 years of experience with words, whose works have appeared in Coping Magazine, Lehigh Valley Woman’ s Journal, and Budget Press.