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Events in January 2022

  • - CANCELED: More Dreamers Storytelling at RAM
    CANCELED: More Dreamers Storytelling at RAM

    Category: Affiliate Events CANCELED: More Dreamers Storytelling at RAM


    January 2, 2022

    More Dreamers of the Golden Dream Family Storytelling Day

    CANCELED: Sunday, January 2, 2022 (2:00 – 3:00 PM)

    Due to rising COVID numbers and concerns about the health and safety of all, we have, regretfully, canceled this event.

     

     

  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)

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


    January 4, 2022

    Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, Celena's Scribes with workshop leader Wil Clarke meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Zoom. All genres. Participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney
    On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney

    Category: Affiliate Events On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney


    January 5, 2022

    Riverside Public Library’s Humanity Series is back! Join Inlandia Institute in partnership with Riverside Public Library for a four-part spin around the Inland Empire with local writers Larry Burns, Nikia Chaney, Rebecca K. O’Connor, Teresa Rhyne, Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, Isabel Quintero, and Casandra Lopez.

    This series is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/HumanitiesHour202

    “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” ― Joan Didion

    The scheduled speakers will offer insights, observations, and tools for writing about the location we call home – Inland Southern California.

    January 5: Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney

    January 19: Rebecca K. O’Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne

    February 2: Susan Straight and Douglas McCulloh

    February 16: Isabel Quintero and Casandra Lopez

    Larry Burns draws inspiration and ideas from the heady mixture of sights, sounds, peoples, and places of his hometown, Riverside, California. He is an active community leader, booster, and all-around fan of the recreation, entertainment, arts, and culture ready to be discovered across the Inland Empire. He is a founding member of the Inlandia Institute, and teaches English at Riverside City College and Humanities at Southern New Hampshire University. His second book with Reedy Press Publishers, Secret Inland Empire, is available through Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.

    Poet Nikia Chaney is the author of us mouth (University of Hell Press, 2018) and two chapbooks, Sis Fuss (2012, Orange Monkey Publishing) and ladies, please (2012, Dancing Girl Press). She has served as Inlandia Literary Laureate (2016-2018). She is founding editor of shufpoetry, an online journal for experimental poetry, and founding editor of Jamii Publishing, a publishing imprint dedicated to fostering community among poets and writers. She has been published in the Portland Review, Welter, Vinyl, Saranac Review, Kweli, 491, and Apogee.

  • - Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)
    Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)


    January 8, 2022

    This Beginning/Intermediate ALL GENRES workshop with Renee Gurley is based in Corona but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Saturdays – 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, and 3/5/22– from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

     

  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside), Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)

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


    January 11, 2022

    Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, Celena's Scribes with workshop leader Wil Clarke meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Zoom. All genres. Participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

    Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)


    January 11, 2022

    This Beginning/Intermediate POETRY workshop with Romaine Washington is based in Redlands but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Tuesdays – 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, and 3/8/22 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)
    Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)


    January 12, 2022

    This Intermediate/Advanced ALL GENRES workshop with Victoria Waddle is based in Ontario but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Wednesdays – 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, and 3/9/22– from 6:30-8:30 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)

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


    January 18, 2022

    Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, Celena's Scribes with workshop leader Wil Clarke meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Zoom. All genres. Participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Rebecca K. O'Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne
    On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Rebecca K. O'Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne

    Category: Affiliate Events On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Rebecca K. O'Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne


    January 19, 2022

    Riverside Public Library’s Humanity Series is back! Join Inlandia Institute in partnership with Riverside Public Library for a four-part spin around the Inland Empire with local writers Larry Burns, Nikia Chaney, Rebecca K. O’Connor, Teresa Rhyne, Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, Isabel Quintero, and Casandra Lopez.

    This series is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/HumanitiesHour202

    “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” ― Joan Didion

    The scheduled speakers will offer insights, observations, and tools for writing about the location we call home – Inland Southern California.

    January 5: Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney

    January 19: Rebecca K. O’Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne

    February 2: Susan Straight and Douglas McCulloh

    February 16: Isabel Quintero and Casandra Lopez

    Rebecca K. O'Connor is Development Director at Rivers & Lands Conservancy, a falconer and an author. She has published reference books, pet owner's manuals, novels and a memoir. Her falconry memoir, LIFT, was published by Red Hen Press. Essays of her writing have been published in Los Angeles Times Magazine (in its West incarnation), South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Review and divide. He work has also been included in New California Writing 2011 and 2012. O'Connor's most recent novel is We Were Wilder, a post-apocalyptic wilderness journey.

    Teresa J. Rhyne is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Lived (and So Will I), a surprisingly hilarious memoir about her dog and her both surviving cancer. The sequel, The Dogs Were Rescued (and So Was I), won the Pat Santi Memorial award from the Dog Writers Association of America. Her newest book, Poppy in the Wild: A Lost Dog, Fifteen Hundred Acres of Wilderness and the Dogged Determination that Brought Her Home continues her tradition of writing humorously about tragedies that happen to her and her dogs. Tragedy plus time plus cute dogs equal heartfelt comedy.

  • - Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)
    Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)


    January 22, 2022

    This Beginning/Intermediate ALL GENRES workshop with Renee Gurley is based in Corona but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Saturdays – 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, and 3/5/22– from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

     

  • - Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)
    Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)


    January 24, 2022

    Rose Y. Monge facilitates this in person memoir writing workshop for seniors – on Mondays 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18/22 – from 1:00-3:00 PM IN PERSON in the Janet Goeske Center Art Room, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside), Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)

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


    January 25, 2022

    Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, Celena's Scribes with workshop leader Wil Clarke meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Zoom. All genres. Participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

    Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)


    January 25, 2022

    This Beginning/Intermediate POETRY workshop with Romaine Washington is based in Redlands but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Tuesdays – 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, and 3/8/22 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)
    Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)


    January 26, 2022

    This Intermediate/Advanced ALL GENRES workshop with Victoria Waddle is based in Ontario but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Wednesdays – 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, and 3/9/22– from 6:30-8:30 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Creative Writing NONFICTION Workshop with Jo Scott-Coe (Riverside)
    Creative Writing NONFICTION Workshop with Jo Scott-Coe (Riverside)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Creative Writing NONFICTION Workshop with Jo Scott-Coe (Riverside)


    January 27, 2022

    This Intermediate/Advanced NONFICTION workshop with Jo Scott-Coe is based in Riverside but will take place on Zoom. “Opening the Research Doorway: Deepening Your Creative Nonfiction Voice” sessions are scheduled for alternating Thursdays – 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, and 3/24/22 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW

  • - Book Launch for Tales of an Inland Empire Girl by Juanita E. Mantz
    Book Launch for Tales of an Inland Empire Girl by Juanita E. Mantz

    Category: Inlandia Events Book Launch for Tales of an Inland Empire Girl by Juanita E. Mantz


    January 29, 2022

    Saturday, January 29, 2022 (1:00-3:00 PM)

    Book Launch and Celebration for

    Tales of an Inland Empire Girl by Juanita E. Mantz

    Garcia Center for the Arts

    536 W 11th St

    San Bernardino CA 92410

    Free and open to the public.

    Masks required.

     Meet us at the Garcia Center in San Bernardino as we celebrate the launch of Tales of an Inland Empire Girl by local author and public defender, Juanita E. Mantz.

    Tales of an Inland Empire Girl will available at the event for sale and signing, or you may order here: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Inland-Empire-Juanita-Mantz/dp/1735698431

    Tales of an Inland Empire Girl is a searing, beautiful memoir that illuminates the struggles of parents who are beaten down by life and their arduous working-class jobs and of children who are trapped in the middle of their parents’ battles. A compelling read-raw, honest, and hopeful. I wish this book existed when I was growing up. It would have been my life preserver.” liz gonzález, author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds

  • - Eliud Martínez Prize Submission Window CLOSES, Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)
    Eliud Martínez Prize Submission Window CLOSES

    Eliud Martínez Prize Submission Window CLOSES

    Call for Entries
    January 31, 2022

    The Eliud Martínez Prize submission window opens November 1, 2021 and runs through January 31, 2022! If you are a first book author in fiction or creative nonfiction who identifies as Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to submit your work for consideration.

    For submission guidelines and eligibility, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/InlandiaEMP.

    The Eliud Martínez Prize was established to honor the memory of Eliud Martínez (1935-2020), artist, novelist, and professor emeritus of creative writing at University of California, Riverside. One prize of $1000 and book publication through Inlandia Books will be awarded for a first book in fiction or creative nonfiction by a Hispanic, Latino/a/x, or Chicana/o/x writer.

    Inlandia is proud to announce that esteemed author Alex Espinoza (Still Water Saints, The Five Acts of Diego León, Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime) will serve as judge for the 2022 Eliud Martínez Prize.

    Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)

    Category: Creative Writing Workshops Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)


    January 31, 2022

    Rose Y. Monge facilitates this in person memoir writing workshop for seniors – on Mondays 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18/22 – from 1:00-3:00 PM IN PERSON in the Janet Goeske Center Art Room, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside.

    Enrollment is limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/2021WINTERCWW