Events in March 2020
March 1, 2020(2 events)
1:30 pm: CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER WITH Tom Lutz
Join Inlandia at the Culver for a conversation with Tom Lutz on his first novel, Born Slippy. With elements of noir, adventure, romance, and political satire, Lutz seduces us into a literary meditation, explorations of masculinity and blurred morality under global capitalism and bulldozing rapacity.
Tom Lutz is the author of several books, including And the Monkey Learned Nothing (2016), Drinking Mare’s Milk on the Roof of the World (2017) and Crying: The Natural & Cultural History of Tears (2001). His work has been translated into a dozen languages and Crying was named a Notable Book by The New York Times. His book Doing Nothing (2007) won the American Book Award. He is the founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and is department chair and Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Born Slippy is his first novel.
The Culver Center is located at 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501. This event is free and open to the public.
2:00 pm: FIRST SUNDAYS AT RAM WITH KAREN RAE KRAUT AND NICOLE CLOEREN
“The Royal Elephant and the Hungry Little Dog” from India is an ancient Jataka Tale of friendship. After Karen shares this story, Nicole will treat the audience to a puppetry workshop exploring how puppets show emotion.
In a fresh new approach to Inlandia’s First Sundays programming at Riverside Art Museum, Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins our beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen’s stories and Nicole’s puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play. Nicole transforms everyday objects into unique and delightful characters to teach audience members basic puppeteering skills through interactive participation.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Karen’s CD, Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories, is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder and creative director of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. Find Nicole at Puppets a la Carte: Feeding the imagination! www.facebook.com/puppetsalacarte; www.puppetsalacarte.com; email@example.com, 951-237-2146 Instagram: @ladywithpuppets
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March 5, 2020(1 event)
7:00 pm: ARTS WALK: SHEROES WITH STEVIE TAKEN AND INLAND STORYTELLERS
Stevie Taken is the Artistic Director for The Homespun Players, a non-profit theatre company in Riverside. Stevie is delighted to collaborate with Inlandia Institute on the storytelling event, Sheroes. The storytelling will include local writers as well as Stevie’s own take on the real life Sheroes she has discovered. Have a Shero of your own? Bring your story and take the stage at the Open Mic.
Stevie Taken, of Riverside, has formed her own theatre company, as well as appeared as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley over the past two years for the Riverside Dickens Festival.
The Riverside Public Library is located at 3581 Mission Inn Avenue. This event will take place downstairs, is free and open to the public. It is supported by the Friends of the Riverside Public Library.
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March 7, 2020(1 event)
10:00 am: THIRD ANNUAL FAMILY READING CON!
Saturday March 7, 10 am, please join us for free fun family-friendly activities.
Featured presenters include storyteller Karen Rae Kraut, Nicole Cloerenand Puppets a la Carte, Puppetpalooza with Pam Atkinson, and authors Vilayvanh Bender, Marsha Ceniceros, Jose Chavez, Julianna Cruz, Diana Del Russo, James Luna, Maria-Ximena Vasquez, and more!
Joe Baca Middle School is located at 1640 S. Lilac Avenue, Bloomington, CA.
March 8, 2020(2 events)
1:00 pm: IN THE SUNSHINE OF NEGLECT: A DIALOGUE WITH DOUGLAS MCCULLOH
Freedom can be found at the margins. That’s the subject of a new book, companion piece to the first-ever 2019 survey exhibition In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present, curated by artist and UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography Senior Curator Douglas McCulloh.
In the Sunshine of Neglect includes 194 works by 54 photographers including Robert Adams, Judy Chicago, Lewis deSoto, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more, as well as original essays by renowned authors and photographers including McCulloh and Susan Straight.
Douglas McCulloh is a photographer, writer, and curator based in Southern California. He is the author of six books and his work has been shown internationally in more than 250 exhibitions.
2:00 pm: I AM YOU AND YOU ARE ME AT THE CULVER
On March 8th join us and Glocally Connected for "I Am You and You Are Me" at the Culver! Featured artwork from Draw the Day Away: A Push for Healing Through Art and Therapy.
Hear a preview reading of "The Stranger is My Friend", a collection of art and poetry by Afghan refugees developed with Glocally Connected. Anthology pre-orders accepted during event.
Stay for a film screening of "Fighting for Family", which tells the story of a family separated by deportation and incarceration, and their fight for reunification.
Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
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March 14, 2020(1 event)
10:00 am: 2020 SAN BERNARDINO ARTS FEST
Join Inlandia for the San Bernardino Arts Fest, slated to be an amazing event with a wide variety of Artists that span a large variety of mediums, Live Demos, Live Music, Performing Artists, Interactive Art Activities, a Chalk Walk and much more!
There will be plenty to see, eat and drink. More info on the City of San Bernardino website.
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March 27, 2020(1 event)
6:00 pm: THE EQUILUX: OPEN MICS FOURTH FRIDAY AT THE CORONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
***IN PERSON EVENTS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THREAT OF COVID-19. ***
Join the Corona Public Library for a night of open mics happening the fourth Friday of every month! Acoustic, spoken word, acapella, poetry, freestyle, performance art and comedy are accepted.
Performances may be on any subject and in any style or genre but must be appropriate for a broad audience. Feel free to bring art pieces for display. Art supplies will be provided for the duration of the event. Light refreshments will be provided as well.
Child care will be provided for children that are potty-trained. Open to adults 18+. The library is located at 650 S Main St, Corona, CA 92882. They can be contacted at (951) 736-2381. Visit the City of Corona website for more information.
March 28, 2020(2 events)
10:30 am: AUTHOR CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN STRAIGHT
AAUW, Inlandia, and Friends of the Library welcome guest speaker Susan Straight in conversation with her book, In the Country of Women.
This event takes place at the Arlington Public Library located on 9556 Magnolia Ave and will start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 28th. This event is free and open to the public.
Susan Straight has published eight novels, including Highwire Moon, Between Heaven and Here, and A Million Nightingales. She is the recipient of the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angles Times Book Prize, the Edgar Ward for Best Mystery Story, the O. Henry Prize, The Lannan Prize for Fiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her stories and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Granta, McSweeney's, Black Clock, Harper's, and other journals. Susan is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. She was born in Riverside, Where she lives with her family. In the Country of Women will be available for book signing and sale.
1:00 pm: LOCAL AUTHORS DAY AT THE POMONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Come meet the authors working in our area or learn about how to publish your own work. If you are a local author interested in participating, please contact Library Trustee Gearhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 784-5220.
When: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Pomona Public Library at 625 S. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
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