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April 28, 2024
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April 30, 2024(1 event)

Submission Window CLOSES for 2024 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

April 30, 2024

February 1-April 30, 2024

Call for Entries: 2024 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prizes

$20 reading fee

Submit at

The Hillary Gravendyk Prize is an open poetry book competition for all writers regardless of the number of previously published poetry collections. The manuscript page limit is 48-100 pages, and Inlandia Institute Press invites all styles and forms of poetry. Only electronic submissions will be accepted via Inlandia’s “Submittable” portal. Multiple submissions are accepted, with a $20 reading fee required for each manuscript. The winners will be announced Fall 2024 for publication in 2025.

National and Regional awardees each win book publication and a cash prize of $1,000. Enter using Submittable:

Poetry book manuscripts will be accepted via Submittable from February 1 through April 30, 2024. One National and one Regional prizewinner will each be awarded $1,000 and a standard book contract.

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May 5, 2024(1 event)

1:30 pm: Conversations at the Culver: What is Anime, Anyway?

May 5, 2024

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Conversations at the Culver: What is Anime, Anyway?

with Sebraé Harris

1:30-3:00 PM; doors open at 1:00 PM


Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts

3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Free and open to the public.

What is anime, anyway? And by the way, what is manga? And why are all those people wearing costumes? Join us for a conversation with animator and mangaka, Sebraé Harris, and discover the fascinating, nuanced, and colorful world of these Japanese comic artforms.

Sebraé Harris – AKA “StarLite Crystal” –  is an African American artist, entrepreneur, and professional mangaka. He started drawing at the age of four, and began taking art seriously when he was eight. Sebraé is a graduate of Riverside City College with degrees in Fine & Applied Arts, Animation, and Business & Entrepreneurship. The Vermillion Speedateer is his first manga/comic series.

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May 16, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: Talking Ekphrasis with Jane Edberg, John Brantingham, and Stephanie Barbé Hammer

May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Talking Ekphrasis: Jane Edberg and John Brantingham in Conversation with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

7:00-8:00 PM PT on ZOOM

Free, but registration is required:

Join Stephanie Barbé Hammer in conversation with artist Jane Edberg and poet John Brantingham as they discuss Jane and John’s poetry/etymprastic (art in response to poetry) book, My Dead, their upcoming Inlandia boot camp exploring ekphrasis (writing in response to art) from a design point-of-view, and their evolving understanding of what the forms can do. Register today!

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