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  • - Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke
    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke

    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke


    September 19, 2023

    Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke

    (All Levels)

    Tuesdays, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM PT, Weekly. Workshops resume Tuesday, September 12, 2023 on Zoom.

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

    Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members. All genres are welcome to be explored. Enrollment is limited.

    Wil Clarke tolerates writing, but loves having written. He was born and spent 27 years of his life in Africa. He misses the guidance and wisdom of Celena Bumpus and is attempting to keep her legacy alive in her former students through Celena’s Scribes.

  • - All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle
    All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle

    All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle


    September 20, 2023

    All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle

    (Int.-Adv.)

    Alternating Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM PT, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, and 11/1/23, Zoom

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

    In this multi-genre workshop, participants submit poetry and prose for biweekly critiques and receive feedback from other group members. Discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face. The workshop leader provides biweekly articles and links related to participants’ work, particularly to problems that were discussed in the previous session.

    Victoria Waddle is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, with fiction and nonfiction published in literary journals and anthologies, including in Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest. A collection of her short fiction, Acts of Contrition, was published by Los Nietos Press. Her chapbook The Mortality of Dogs and Humans is upcoming from Bamboo Dart Press in February 2023. Previously the managing editor of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, she helped to establish a yearly teen issue. In a previous life, she was a high school English teacher and librarian.

  • - All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello
    All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

    All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello


    September 21, 2023

    All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello

    (All Levels)

    Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Ongoing. Meets Weekly. (A Zoom option may be available; contact Inlandia for details.)

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

    This ongoing writing workshop meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.

    Mae Wagner Marinello has been a part of Inlandia since a 2008 writing workshop with Ruth Nolan. In 2014, she began facilitating a weekly writing workshop called Joslyn Joy Writers, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. During the pandemic lockdown, the weekly workshop continued on Zoom; it is now a hybrid class averaging between 10-20 combined participants on Zoom and in-person.

  • - How to Get Started Writing When You Don’t Know Where to Start with Renee Gurley, So You Want To Be a Writer? with James Coats , Inlandia: A Literary Journey LIBRARY Issue Launch
    How to Get Started Writing When You Don’t Know Where to Start with Renee Gurley

    How to Get Started Writing When You Don’t Know Where to Start with Renee Gurley


    September 23, 2023

    How to Get Started Writing When You Don’t Know Where to Start with Renee Gurley

    (Beginners Only)

    Alternating Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM PT, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, and 11/4/23, Zoom

    To register: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2023CWW

    Do you want to start writing, but don't know how to get started? In this course, Renee Gurley shows you how to get your thoughts down on paper -- and then grow from there. Learn the basics of:

    Creating Structure

    Language Use

    Point of View
    Journaling, memoir, stories, and more

    “How to Get Started Writing When You Don't Know Where to Start” gives you concrete tools to help you become the writer you’ve always wanted to be. It's a fun and exciting class for all aspiring writers!

    Gurley, MA, MFA, is a writer and English teacherwith over 20 years of experience with words, whose works have appeared in Coping Magazine, Lehigh Valley Woman’ s Journal, and Budget Press.

     

    So You Want To Be a Writer? with James Coats 

    So You Want To Be a Writer? with James Coats 


    September 23, 2023

    Saturdays, September 9-November 11, 2023

    12:00-2:00 PM

    In person at Riverside Main Library

    3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 93501

    Free and open to teens ages 13-19

     

    So You Want To Be a Writer? with James Coats 

    (Teens ages 13-19)

    Saturdays, 12 - 2 PM PT, 9/9/23-11/11/23, in person at the Riverside Main Library

    3900 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside, CA 92501

    Free and open to teens ages 13-19

     

    Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/Inlandia4Teens

     

    This fall, Inlandia brings college-level creative writing workshops to teen-aged creatives thanks to a unique partnership with the City of Riverside Library. Led by James Coats, working writers drawn from the area community will lead teens through a ten-week progressive series. The program will be held at the Riverside Main Library on Saturdays beginning September 9, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

     

    Workshop leader James Coats, himself an author, poet, and educator, will welcome a new guest writer each week, offering teens the opportunity to learn from professional working writers in a library environment. Topics will include: poetry, and the different modes of poetic expression; memoir and memory; fiction writing including micro fiction, flash, short stories, and long-form fiction; journalism and the newspaper industry; writing for magazines and periodicals; reading and performing your work for an audience; strategies for revising work toward publication; what it’s like to be an editor; and getting published. The final session will be a public reading and discussion.

     

    Free and open to all interested teens but registration is required.

     

    James Coats is an author, poet, and educator born in Los Angeles and raised in the Inland Empire. He received his BFA from Cal Poly Pomona and his MBA from Cal State San Bernardino. As a creative change agent, he believes the arts can inspire youth and influence positive change in the world. His first poetry collection, If I had Lived, was published in 2018. In 2021, he founded Lift Our Voices Education, which hosts the monthly “Be The Change: Social Justice Writing Workshop.” His newest poetry collection, Midnight & Mad Dreams, is published by World Stage Press. Follow him on Instagram @MrLovingWords.

    Inlandia: A Literary Journey LIBRARY Issue Launch

    Inlandia: A Literary Journey LIBRARY Issue Launch


    September 23, 2023

    Saturday, September 23, 2023

    1:00–3:00 PM (PDT) on ZOOM

    Inlandia: A Literary Journey

    Launch: Librarians & Libraries Themed Issue

    Free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/ILJ-Library

    Please join Inlandia Institute on Saturday, September 23, from 1-3:00 PM PST, for our brand new library-themed issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Contributors will be sharing art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from librarians – past and present – on any topic about librarians/libraries (from non-librarians) for this themed issue.