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October 17, 2021
October 18, 2021(1 event)

1:00 pm: Creative Writing Workshop for Seniors with Rose Y. Monge (Goeske Center) - FULL

October 18, 2021

Enrollment is FULL for this workshop. Regretfully, no more registrations will be accepted at this time.

Rose Y. Monge facilitates this memoir writing workshop for seniors – alternating Mondays 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/22, 11/29, and 12/6/21 – from 1:00-3:00 PM IN PERSON in the Janet Goeske Center Art Room, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside.

October 19, 2021(1 event)

6:00 pm: Creative Writing Workshop with Allyson Jeffredo (San Bernardino)

October 19, 2021

This Beginning ALL GENRES workshop with Allyson Jeffredo is based in San Bernardino but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Tuesdays – 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, and 11/30/21 – from 6:00-8:00 PM.

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October 20, 2021(2 events)

2:00 pm: Food Writing Workshop with Alaina Bixon

October 20, 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.

6:30 pm: Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)

October 20, 2021

This Intermediate/Advanced ALL GENRES workshop with Victoria Waddle is based in Ontario but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Wednesdays – 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, and 11/17/21 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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October 21, 2021(1 event)

6:30 pm: Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Scott-Coe (Riverside)

October 21, 2021

This Intermediate/Advanced NONFICTION workshop with Jo Scott-Coe is based in Riverside but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for Thursdays – 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/21, and 11/18/21 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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October 22, 2021(1 event)

1:00 pm: Tesoros de Cuentos Bilingual/Bicultural Stories and Poems (Casa Blanca)

October 22, 2021

Bilingual Writing Workshop with Frances J. Vasquez – Casa Blanca – Beginning – All Genres – alternating Fridays, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3/21 – from 1:00-2:30 PM IN PERSON at Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison Avenue, Riverside.

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October 23, 2021(1 event)

10:00 am: Creative Writing Workshop with Andrea Fingerson (Corona)

October 23, 2021

This Beginning/Intermediate ALL GENRES workshop with Andrea Fingerson is based in Corona but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Saturdays – 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, and 11/6/21 – from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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