The week's events
June 4, 2023(1 event)
1:30 pm: Conversations at the Culver with Riverside Author Dan Bernstein
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Conversations at the Culver with Riverside Author Dan Bernstein
Inlandia Institute and UCR Arts Present
Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main Street, Riverside
On Sunday, June 4, Riverside Press-Enterprise columnist and author Dan Bernstein will join Inlandia and UCR ARTS for “Conversations at the Culver” to discuss his latest book, He Kept His Day Job: Fanfare for the Common Musician. The program will begin at 1:30 PM at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main Street, in downtown Riverside.
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing.
He Kept His Day Job, described by one reviewer as a “love letter” disguised as a memoir, takes readers on a musical joy ride through bumpy, challenging and exhilarating terrain: the hate-to-practice years, “frightfully flat” solo contests, high school bands, and orchestras, Stanford’s purported “marching band,” an adult community college jazz band, a perfect-chemistry brass quintet, an assisted-living center in Oregon and a Riverside hospital’s ICU and oncology units where Bernstein played for patients and harried staff. This is where the idea for this book was born. Though just one small story, this “Fanfare for the Common Musician” is meant to be contagious, inspiring young musicians to keep playing and adults, particularly those with day jobs, to take their instruments, tap shoes and paint brushes out of the attic and fall in love all over again.
Dan Bernstein got his first blat out of a trombone when he was in fourth grade. Now in his seventies, the retired newspaper columnist who lives in Riverside, California, is still playing his ax – still for little or no money at all.
June 5, 2023(1 event)
6:00 pm: Writing for Children with José Chávez
Writing for Children with José Chávez
Free and open to the public, but registration may be limited.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/Spring2023CWW
José Chávez is a retired bilingual teacher and dedicates his life to writing. He's had poetry published in the Multilingual Educator Journal, Acentos Review, Inlandia Anthology and has written two award-winning bilingual poetry books for children. He lives in Riverside, CA, is married, and has three grown children.
June 6, 2023
June 7, 2023(1 event)
6:00 pm: All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle
All Genres Workshop with Victoria Waddle
Registration may be limited. To register: https://tinyurl.com/Spring2023CWW
In this multi-genre workshop, participants submit poetry and prose for biweekly critiques and receive feedback from other group members. Discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face. The workshop leader provides biweekly articles and links related to participants’ work, particularly to problems that were discussed in the previous session.
Victoria Waddle is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, with fiction and nonfiction published in literary journals and anthologies, including in Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest. A collection of her short fiction, Acts of Contrition, was published by Los Nietos Press. Her chapbook The Mortality of Dogs and Humans is upcoming from Bamboo Dart Press in February 2023. Previously the managing editor of Inlandia: A Literary Journey, she helped to establish a yearly teen issue. In a previous life, she was a high school English teacher and librarian.
June 8, 2023(2 events)
11:00 am: All Genres Workshop with Mae Wagner Marinello
Thursdays, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, Weekly.
To register: https://tinyurl.com/Winter2023CWW
This ongoing writing workshop meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.
Mae Wagner Marinello has been a part of Inlandia since a 2008 writing workshop with Ruth Nolan. In 2014, she began facilitating a weekly writing workshop called Joslyn Joy Writers, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands. During the pandemic lockdown, the weekly workshop continued on Zoom; it is now a hybrid class averaging between 10-20 combined participants on Zoom and in-person.
7:00 pm: Inlandia: A Literary Journey TEEN Issue Launch
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Inlandia: A Literary Journey TEEN Issue Launch
7:00-8:30 PM on Zoom
To register: https://tinyurl.com/TEENJourney2023
The Spring 2023 Teen Issue of Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, launches Thursday, June 8th. Come join the Zoom party from 7:00 to 8:30 pm PT, where teens 13–19 will share their art, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry selected for inclusion in the issue by teen editors. Inlandia is proud to feature homegrown creatives from inland Southern California cities including Alta Loma, Corona, Fullerton, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, and Riverside. We are also pleased to have teen contributors from far and wide: Florida and South Carolina, Wisconsin and Kansas, as well as Canada and India.
Erin Michaela Sweeney writes, speaks, and teaches about the healing potential of mindful creative self-expression. For twenty years, Sweeney was an editor on the east coast but returned to inland Southern California in 2011 to hang out at City of Hope for spa days (aka life-saving blood cancer treatments). Yes, there’s a memoir. She supports other creatives' adventures as managing editor of the Inlandia Institute’s online literary journal, loves her child unconditionally, and forever humbly serves Rexi the cat queen.
June 9, 2023(1 event)
4:00 pm: All Genres Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo
All Genres Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo
To register: https://tinyurl.com/Spring2023CWW
In this multi-genre workshop, participants receive bi-weekly inspiration in the form of both poetry and prose. Prompts inspire writing in the genre of your choice. Class discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face in generating poetry, memoir, and short and long fiction.
Allyson Jeffredo is a poet, writer, and educator from the Coachella Valley. Learn more about her and her work at www.allysonjeffredo.com.
June 10, 2023