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Events in December 2021

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

    Category: Special Interest Workshops Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon


    December 1, 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.

  • - Tesoros de Cuentos Bilingual/Bicultural Stories and Poems (Casa Blanca)
    Tesoros de Cuentos Bilingual/Bicultural Stories and Poems (Casa Blanca)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Tesoros de Cuentos Bilingual/Bicultural Stories and Poems (Casa Blanca)


    December 3, 2021

    Bilingual Writing Workshop with Frances J. Vasquez – Casa Blanca – Beginning – All Genres – alternating Fridays, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3/21 – from 1:00-2:30 PM IN PERSON at Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison Avenue, Riverside.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2021CWW

     

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

    Category: Special Interest Workshops Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon


    December 8, 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


    December 15, 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.

  • - The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice
    The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice

    Category: Inlandia Events The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice


    December 21, 2021 December 22, 2021

    Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. While many of us revel in the first day of winter, for the unhoused, it is a night of extreme hardship at a time when others are experiencing joy and plenty. Inlandia is home to Cartless, a writing workshop program for the unhoused, in partnership with Path of Life Ministries.

    This year, to shine a light on Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, which happens annually on December 21, Cartless founder and workshop leader Lydia Theon Ware i and others have committed to staying awake and writing one poem each hour between the hours of 5 PM and 5 AM. We invite you to pledge $1 for each hour — a total of $12 — all of which will go to support Cartless, which has expanded to the family shelter this year, serving parents and children without homes.

    Please join us in staying up and writing and posting a poem every hour on the hour — or participate as you are able, on your own or with friends and family. Your words matter!

    To donate: https://inlandiainstitute.org/support-2/.

    For more on Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, please visit: nationalhomeless.org/about-us/projects/memorial-day/

  • - The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice
    The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice

    Category: Inlandia Events The Longest Night - A Cartless Solstice


    December 21, 2021 December 22, 2021

    Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. While many of us revel in the first day of winter, for the unhoused, it is a night of extreme hardship at a time when others are experiencing joy and plenty. Inlandia is home to Cartless, a writing workshop program for the unhoused, in partnership with Path of Life Ministries.

    This year, to shine a light on Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, which happens annually on December 21, Cartless founder and workshop leader Lydia Theon Ware i and others have committed to staying awake and writing one poem each hour between the hours of 5 PM and 5 AM. We invite you to pledge $1 for each hour — a total of $12 — all of which will go to support Cartless, which has expanded to the family shelter this year, serving parents and children without homes.

    Please join us in staying up and writing and posting a poem every hour on the hour — or participate as you are able, on your own or with friends and family. Your words matter!

    To donate: https://inlandiainstitute.org/support-2/.

    For more on Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, please visit: nationalhomeless.org/about-us/projects/memorial-day/