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February 5, 2023(1 event)

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.

February 6, 2023
February 7, 2023(1 event)

7:00 pm: “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

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.)

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