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Events in January 2023

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January 5, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: CANCELED: “How to Build Your Own Writer’s Life” with Cati Porter and Janine Pourroy Gamblin

January 5, 2023


Riverside Arts Walk at Riverside Public Library

“How to Build Your Own Writer’s Life”

with Cati Porter, Janine Pourroy Gamblin, and Writers from the I.E.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

6:30-8:00 PM, doors open at 6:00

Riverside Main Library Community Room

3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

Free and open to the public.

So, you want to be a writer? You know deep inside you ARE a writer. You get a new journal and the perfect pen – maybe you even buy a book about writing. But then what? How do you build your own, custom-made writer’s life? Whether you’re just starting out or have gone the distance and published, this workshop will get you charged up for the next leg of your journey.

Join Inlandia’s Cati Porter and Janine Pourroy Gamblin, along with writers from the Inland Empire, on January 5 for a lively presentation on how to dream, build, and LIVE your life as a writer. Hear how these writers have done it – and learn new ideas for your writing life. Don’t forget to bring a journal and pen! Quick writes and conversations await.

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January 29, 2023(1 event)

1:00 pm: Blacklandia Virtual Discussion: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever with Lisa Henry

January 29, 2023

Blacklandia Virtual Discussion: Black Panther - Wakanda Forever with Lisa Henry

Sunday, January 29, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 PM

On Zoom

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

To register:

This program will be a community discussion and an opportunity to consider some of the main themes of the film Wakanda Forever. Topics include Afro-futurism, pop-culture, Black exceptionalism, commemoration and grief. There will also be time for participants to respond to select writing prompts and to share their work.

Lisa Henry, is a curator based in Riverside, California. Henry has been a guest curator for institutions on both the east and west coasts. She has also worked with Riverside Art Museum on several projects including the exhibitions Brenna Youngblood: Lavender Rainbow, Sheila Pree Bright: #1960Now, and June Edmonds: Rhythmic Inquisions. Henry is on the steering committee for the Blacklandia Event Series and has led workshops including “June Edmonds and the Legacy of the American Abstract Painting” which she co-taught with art historian Richard Allen May III.

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February 2, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: “The Gratitude Project: Readers & Writers Edition"

February 2, 2023

First Thursdays Arts Walk

“The Gratitude Project: Readers & Writers Edition”

with Janine Pourroy Gamblin, Cati Porter, Leila Kirkconnell, Robert Kirkconnell, and David Stone


Riverside Main Library

3900 Mission Inn Blvd

Riverside, CA 92501

Doors Open at 6:00 PM

6:30-8:00 PM

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Is gratitude part of what it takes to build a writer’s life? We think so.

In reading and writing, as in life, we don’t often take the time to tell people how much they – and their work – mean to us. Join Inlandia and a gathering of IE writers to learn how to weave together a literary life, and discover ways readers and writers can express gratitude for one another while doing so.

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