The week's events
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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