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Events in September 2021

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September 2, 2021(1 event)

7:00 pm: 2020 Writing From Inlandia Book Launch Celebration!

September 2, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021 (7:00-8:00 PM)

First Thursdays Arts Walk

2020 Writing From Inlandia Book Launch Celebration

FREE and in person at the new Main Library

3900 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501, Community Room (ground level)

Masks required.

Come out for Riverside Arts Walk on Thursday, September 2, 2021, and join Inlandia Institute at the new Main Library for the launch of 2020 Writing from Inlandia! This yearly anthology has been published since 2011 and is an Inlandia tradition, with contributors from sixteen of Inlandia’s creative writing workshops in the 2020 edition. Packed with over 300 pages of stories, poems, and essays, 2020 Writing from Inlandia explores the experience of being alive through memoir, food writing, reflections on the COVID pandemic, and more. Participants will read their work aloud in reflection of the myriad challenges – and rewards – of being human. Don’t miss it!

In memory of Candace Shields, Morris Mendoza, and CelenaDiana Bumpus.

All 2020 Inlandia workshops were supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, a state agency. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit Learn more about the California Arts Council at

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September 18, 2021(1 event)

11:00 am: Riverside Tamale Festival at White Park

September 18, 2021

Join Inlandia Institute at the 8th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival at White Park in Downtown Riverside on Saturday, September 18! This family-friendly event will feature LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, LUCHA LIBRE WRESTLING, ART, KIDS ZONE, BEER GARDEN, SHOPPING, FOOD, AND, OF COURSE, TAMALES! Admission $10-$50. Children 12 and under FREE!

Stop by the Inlandia booth and listen to local children's authors read their work (12:00-4:00 PM).

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September 27, 2021(1 event)

6:00 pm: Expressions From Our Soul: Teen Workshop Reading

September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021 (6:00-7:00 PM)

Inlandia Institute Presents

Expressions From Our Soul: Teen Creative Writing Workshop Final Reading

with Nia Sharron Campbell and Teen Workshop Participants

FREE and in person at

Back to the Grind

3575 University Ave

Riverside, CA 92501

Masks required.

“I’ll give you a piece of me, a very small piece of me, not yet a symphony, but so small you cannot see.”

—Nia Sharron Campbell

Join Inlandia Institute on Monday, September 27, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 PM for a celebration of teen writing! Workshop leader Nia Sharron Campbell and her talented band of young writers will be sharing poems and stories written during a summer workshop at Riverside Main Library. “Expressions from Our Soul” is free and in person at Back to the Grind, 3575 University Avenue, Riverside. Masks required.

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