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  • - Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon
    Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon

    Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon

    November 3, 2021

    Join Alaina Bixon for an 8-week food writing workshop!

    On Zoom, register here:

    Alaina studied food writing with NYTimes writer Jeannette Ferrary and wrote about wine while working as regional director for Wines West in San Francisco. Her inspiration for many articles came from her friendship with Maggie Waldron, who operated the Ketcham Test Kitchen in San Francisco.

    For several years, Alaina has led creative writing and memoir writing workshops for Inlandia Institute. She has spoken on food and wine pairing, food irradiation, and her adventures in the wine business.

    The previous Inlandia food writing series took place online from October-November 2021, and participants included a restaurant owner, home chefs and enthusiastic writers of all levels, from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire and even the San Francisco Bay area. The response was so encouraging, and the writing so fascinating, that Inlandia and Alaina are pleased to present another series of food writing workshops – stories told through the lens of food and drink.

    Each 90-minute workshop will include 2 writing prompts, with time to create a food-related story for both prompts.

    Some topics we will address are food history, sustainability, nutrition and health, family stories, cookbooks, food and travel, culinary memoirs, and the politics of food.

    Resources: Reading lists, podcasts, magazines, web sites, blogs, YouTube. We will discuss how to submit articles for publication.

  • - How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2
    How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2

    How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2

    November 6, 2021

    Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents

    How to Write About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Part 2

    On Zoom. Free and open to the public, but registration is required

    To register:

    Back by popular demand, Writing about Black Art with Richard Allen May III returns this November with both new and continued explorations of Black art. If you’re curious about Black art and interested in learning more about it – and would like to discover new tools for experiencing and writing about art – then please join Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia events series for this in-depth virtual workshop, “How to Write About Black Art, Part 2” with Richard Allen May III. Classes run for three consecutive Saturdays – November 6, 13, and 20, 2021 – from 4:00-6:00 PM, and are free and open to the public.

    This second series of workshops on How to Write About Black Art concentrates on making Black art accessible to readers through the methodology of Formalism where the emphasis is analyzing the elements of form (structure) in a work of art such as line, composition, light, color, shape, balance, and texture. The outcome of this three-week workshop is that through peer discussion and peer reviews, participants will produce a minimum of two edited and revised essays on Black art that reflect proficiency in using the language of art and design.

    Free and open to the public. You are not required to have taken Part 1 of this workshop series to participate in Part 2. To register, please visit:

    Artist and educator, Richard Allen May III comes with a wealth of knowledge about the AfriCOBRA Movement, having written the forward to AfriCOBRA: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought, published by Duke University, 2020. He is a staff writer at Artillery magazine and his work has been displayed in art galleries throughout the Inland Empire, as well as exhibits throughout the United States. May has taught courses in community colleges, universities, and prisons and will discuss his artwork in the context of community.

    The Blacklandia events series was initiated in 2020 in response to the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of police. As an organization centered around the power of words – and one that values speaking up, and speaking out – Inlandia made a renewed and public commitment to providing a space for people in the Black community to come together, and from that arose a Black-led Black voices steering committee, and a new series of events, Blacklandia.