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Events in October 2021

  • - "More Dreamers of the Golden Dream" BOOK LAUNCH and Opening Reception at RAM with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims
    "More Dreamers of the Golden Dream" BOOK LAUNCH and Opening Reception at RAM with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims

    Category: Affiliate Events "More Dreamers of the Golden Dream" BOOK LAUNCH and Opening Reception at RAM with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims


    October 7, 2021

    Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum Present

    More Dreamers of the Golden Dream

    Book Launch and Opening Reception at RAM / First Thursdays Arts Walk

    with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims

    Free and open to the public at Riverside Art Museum

    3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

    Masks AND Proof of Vaccination required.*

    Exhibition at RAM: October 7, 2021-January 2, 2022

    More Dreamers brought an entire community together to share stories from four generations of Californians, and in 2021, with new essays by the next generation in Delphine Sims (daughter of author Susan Straight), plus new images by photographer Douglas McCulloh, the exhibition and the accompanying book show the universal love in the iconic places of Riverside's Eastside, and in the world.

    *Important COVID-19 attendance guidelines:

    For this event, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required. “Fully vaccinated” means the event is at least 14 days after a participant’s final vaccine dose. To enter the event, participants must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of a vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. Most California residents may request a digital vaccination record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. Anyone 12 and over without proof of being fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours (3 days) prior to entering the event. Masks are also required at all times indoors, except when eating, drinking, or actively speaking to a group as part of a presentation for all patrons and visitors, regardless of vaccination status at the Riverside Art Museum.

  • - "Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling" with Kayjo Creatives at RAM
    "Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling" with Kayjo Creatives at RAM

    Category: Special Interest Workshops "Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling" with Kayjo Creatives at RAM


    October 16, 2021

    Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling

    Presented by Kayjo Creatives in partnership with Inlandia Institute

    Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

    Free and in person. Maximum 15 participants. Registration required.

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

    Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Masks required.

    Join Inlandia Institute and KayJo Creatives for Harvesting Balance: A Painting and Storytelling Workshop. Keya Vance and Natalie Graham will lead participants through a series of guided and meditative painting and writing activities. These activities are designed to connect arts practice to mindfulness, storytelling, and balance. We will consider the power of affirming and integrating fragments and messiness as part of creating art and an artist’s statement. The workshop is free and all materials will be provided (although a donation toward material costs is appreciated). Boxed lunches will be available for $15.

    In April 2018, Natalie J. Graham (Poet Laureate of Orange County) and Keya Vance founded KayJo Creatives, an artistic event planning and management company, with a mission to create community and reveal the beauty of humanity. In addition to creating a range of media deliverables for their clients, they host joyful and engaging workshops and events that empower diverse creators at all stages of development in Orange and San Bernardino County.

  • - Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon
    Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon

    Category: Special Interest Workshops Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon


    October 20, 2021

    Join Alaina Bixon for an 8-week food writing workshop!

    On Zoom, register here: https://tinyurl.com/WritingOnFood

    Alaina studied food writing with NYTimes writer Jeannette Ferrary and wrote about wine while working as regional director for Wines West in San Francisco. Her inspiration for many articles came from her friendship with Maggie Waldron, who operated the Ketcham Test Kitchen in San Francisco.

    For several years, Alaina has led creative writing and memoir writing workshops for Inlandia Institute. She has spoken on food and wine pairing, food irradiation, and her adventures in the wine business.

    The previous Inlandia food writing series took place online from October-November 2021, and participants included a restaurant owner, home chefs and enthusiastic writers of all levels, from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire and even the San Francisco Bay area. The response was so encouraging, and the writing so fascinating, that Inlandia and Alaina are pleased to present another series of food writing workshops – stories told through the lens of food and drink.

    Each 90-minute workshop will include 2 writing prompts, with time to create a food-related story for both prompts.

    Some topics we will address are food history, sustainability, nutrition and health, family stories, cookbooks, food and travel, culinary memoirs, and the politics of food.

    Resources: Reading lists, podcasts, magazines, web sites, blogs, YouTube. We will discuss how to submit articles for publication.

  • - Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon
    Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon

    Category: Special Interest Workshops Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon


    October 27, 2021

    Join Alaina Bixon for an 8-week food writing workshop!

    On Zoom, register here: https://tinyurl.com/WritingOnFood

    Alaina studied food writing with NYTimes writer Jeannette Ferrary and wrote about wine while working as regional director for Wines West in San Francisco. Her inspiration for many articles came from her friendship with Maggie Waldron, who operated the Ketcham Test Kitchen in San Francisco.

    For several years, Alaina has led creative writing and memoir writing workshops for Inlandia Institute. She has spoken on food and wine pairing, food irradiation, and her adventures in the wine business.

    The previous Inlandia food writing series took place online from October-November 2021, and participants included a restaurant owner, home chefs and enthusiastic writers of all levels, from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire and even the San Francisco Bay area. The response was so encouraging, and the writing so fascinating, that Inlandia and Alaina are pleased to present another series of food writing workshops – stories told through the lens of food and drink.

    Each 90-minute workshop will include 2 writing prompts, with time to create a food-related story for both prompts.

    Some topics we will address are food history, sustainability, nutrition and health, family stories, cookbooks, food and travel, culinary memoirs, and the politics of food.

    Resources: Reading lists, podcasts, magazines, web sites, blogs, YouTube. We will discuss how to submit articles for publication.