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Events in November 2020

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November 1, 2020(1 event)

1:00 pm: Crocodile & Hen

November 1, 2020

First Sundays with RAM and Inlandia@home
Sunday, November 1 • 2 PM
RSVP required: 

Crocodile and Hen (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Crocodile wants to eat that juicy little hen, but hen and others finally convince him that they are truly brother and sister.

As we shelter at home, join Inlandia as we take you to distant lands without ever leaving your living room. Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins 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. In this series, we will travel to India, France, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, and Kasakhstan through these universal stories of friendship and understanding.


Nicole Cloeren is the founder 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. She is a resident artist at Riverside Film Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.

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.

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November 5, 2020(1 event)

7:00 pm: 2019 Writing from Inlandia Anthology Book Launch!

November 5, 2020

Reading • Book Launch

Free • Registration Required • Go to

Thursday, November 5 • 7 PM

Join Inlandia@Home for a virtual Arts Walk presentation featuring contributors to the latest Inlandia creative writing workshops anthology, 2019 Writing from Inlandia. Learn more about Inlandia’s writing workshop opportunities and listen to readings from featured contributors.

This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at

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November 8, 2020(1 event)

4:00 pm: One Community, Many Voices Book Discussion #2 led by Kini Sosa

November 8, 2020

November 8, 2020, 4 pm | Free | Registration Required

Join us for the second of three deeper-dive book discussions around Joshua Jennifer Espinoza's There Should be Flowers.
Upcoming discussion dates: November 8, & 15 from 4 - 5 pm.
A recent Creative Writing graduate from the University of California, Riverside, Kini Sosa is a queer and Latinx-Japanese American poet/visual artist from San Diego, CA. She has previous worked as a Graphic Text Residential Teacher at the UVA Young Writers Workshop and is currently an Academic Coach for at-risk high school students. Her work has been featured in Mosaic, Experiencing Comics, and other publications.
Have you picked up your book? Books available while supplies last. Full list can be found here:
This project was initiated by Inlandia Literary Laureate Rachelle Cruz as part of her 2018-2020 Laureate programming and is made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit
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December 3, 2020(1 event)

7:00 pm: 'A Short Guide to Finding Your Home in the United States' book launch!

December 3, 2020

Inlandia at Home presents a Riverside Public Library Virtual Arts Walk launch of a new anthology, A Short Guide to Finding Your Home in the United States, which seeks to highlight the stories of families who emigrated to this region. Join us for a lively reading and discussion on what 'home' means. RSVP:

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