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October 15, 2021(1 event)

6:00 pm: 2019 Hillary Gravendyk Prize Winners Book Launch and Poetry Reading

October 15, 2021

Inlandia Institute proudly presents

Book Launch and Poetry Reading with

Bronwen Tate, The Silk the Moths Ignore

Adam D. Martinez, Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual

Winners of the 2019 Hillary Gravendyk Prize

On Zoom; free and open to the public but registration is required.

To register:

Join Inlandia as we welcome two new Hillary Gravendyk Prize-winning poetry collections into the world. Authors Bronwen Tate of The Silk the Months Ignore and Adam D. Martinez of Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual and special guest readers will read from, discuss, and celebrate the publication of their debut poetry collections.

The Silk the Moths Ignore animates the liminal, sometimes gothic, spaces of miscarriage, pregnancy, and early parenthood. It sings, bleeds, and casts spells to "carry hope like a weight."

Remyth: A Postmodernist Ritual is Hip-Hop and Punk. It's high art meeting low art at the church altar. It is a baptism and an exorcism. A Works Cited page at the crossroads with remix culture.

Bronwen Tate writes poems and essays that have appeared in The Rumpus, Bennington Review, Contemporary Literature, and elsewhere. She lives in Vancouver, BC and teaches in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Read more of her work at or follow her on Twitter or Instagram @bronwentate.

Adam Daniel Martinez first scraped his knee playing in his hometown of San Bernardino, California. Since then, as a first-generation Chicano college student, he has earned a dual MA/MFA in English and Creative Writing at Chapman University. Currently, Adam enjoys sharing his love for words with his students as an English professor at Chaffey College. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife and two cats, Virginia and Percival.

October 16, 2021(1 event)

11:00 am: "Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling" with Kayjo Creatives at RAM

October 16, 2021

Harvesting Balance: Painting and Storytelling

Presented by Kayjo Creatives in partnership with Inlandia Institute

Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

Free and in person. Maximum 15 participants. Registration required.

To register:

Registrations accepted on a first come, first served basis. Masks required.

Join Inlandia Institute and KayJo Creatives for Harvesting Balance: A Painting and Storytelling Workshop. Keya Vance and Natalie Graham will lead participants through a series of guided and meditative painting and writing activities. These activities are designed to connect arts practice to mindfulness, storytelling, and balance. We will consider the power of affirming and integrating fragments and messiness as part of creating art and an artist’s statement. The workshop is free and all materials will be provided (although a donation toward material costs is appreciated). Boxed lunches will be available for $15.

In April 2018, Natalie J. Graham (Poet Laureate of Orange County) and Keya Vance founded KayJo Creatives, an artistic event planning and management company, with a mission to create community and reveal the beauty of humanity. In addition to creating a range of media deliverables for their clients, they host joyful and engaging workshops and events that empower diverse creators at all stages of development in Orange and San Bernardino County.