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July 31, 2024(1 event)

6:30 pm: The Fourth Genre Writing the Personal Essay with Jerry Mathes

July 31, 2024

Five Wednesdays, July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

Boot Camp for Writers – The Fourth Genre – Writing the Personal Essay

with Jerry Mathes

6:30-8:00 PM, on Zoom


To register:

In this boot camp intensive, participants will explore moments from their lives and use research to uncover connections between themselves and the wider world - topics can include nature, science, travel, culture, history - to write personal essays that ring with humanity.

J.D. Mathes grew up a feral child in the deserts of the American Southwest who loved to read library books and take photographs. He is a 2019-2020 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow, a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, an award-winning author of four books, photographer, screenwriter, and arts reporter. Although Mathes still struggles with subject-verb agreement and where to put commas, he is finishing work on his memoir Of Time and Punishment.

August 1, 2024(2 events)

Flash Fiction with John Brantingham STARTS August 1

August 1, 2024

Thursday, August 1-Saturday, August 31, 2024

Boot Camp with John Brantingham

"Flash Fiction: From Your First Flash to Your Full Collection"

Asynchronous; $150

To register:

Join John Brantingham for a unique asynchronous class experience, "Flash Fiction: From Your First Flash to Your Full Collection." While the class will be done remotely and asynchronously, Brantingham will work with students personally, giving them live, one-on-one manuscript consultations as part of the class, so while the lectures are pre-recorded the instruction will be with you and personal focusing on your growth as a writer and your career. The class will cover how to write meaningful stories and how to create a cohesive collection.

John Brantingham was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ first poet laureate. His work has been featured in hundreds of magazines, Writers Almanac and The Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2022. He has nineteen books of poetry and fiction including Life: Orange to Pear (Bamboo Dart Press). He is the founder and general editor of The Journal of Radical Wonder.  He lives in Jamestown, NY.

7:00 pm: Artswalk at Riverside Main Library

August 1, 2024

Please join Inlandia Institute at the Riverside Main Library Community Room during Artswalk on Thursday, August 1, for a “meet and greet” with Creative Writing Workshop Leaders and other members of the Inlandia Community. Learn about fall writing workshops, boot camps, upcoming events, literary prizes, and more. There will be a raffle for free books and the fall workshop of your choice (registration may be limited), plus free Inlandia swag. The presentation starts at 7:00 PM, but doors open at 6:30. Don’t miss it!

Riverside Main Library Community Room is located at 3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. Free parking is available from the University Avenue entrance.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

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