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October 3, 2021
October 4, 2021(1 event)

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

October 4, 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 5, 2021(1 event)

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

October 5, 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 6, 2021(1 event)

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

October 6, 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 7, 2021(2 events)

6:00 pm: "More Dreamers of the Golden Dream" BOOK LAUNCH and Opening Reception at RAM with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims

October 7, 2021

Inlandia Institute and Riverside Art Museum Present

More Dreamers of the Golden Dream

Book Launch and Opening Reception at RAM / First Thursdays Arts Walk

with Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, and Delphine Sims

Free and open to the public at Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501

Masks AND Proof of Vaccination required.*

Exhibition at RAM: October 7, 2021-January 2, 2022

More Dreamers brought an entire community together to share stories from four generations of Californians, and in 2021, with new essays by the next generation in Delphine Sims (daughter of author Susan Straight), plus new images by photographer Douglas McCulloh, the exhibition and the accompanying book show the universal love in the iconic places of Riverside's Eastside, and in the world.

*Important COVID-19 attendance guidelines:

For this event, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required. “Fully vaccinated” means the event is at least 14 days after a participant’s final vaccine dose. To enter the event, participants must bring proof of vaccination, either a physical vaccination card, a picture of a vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. Most California residents may request a digital vaccination record at Anyone 12 and over without proof of being fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours (3 days) prior to entering the event. Masks are also required at all times indoors, except when eating, drinking, or actively speaking to a group as part of a presentation for all patrons and visitors, regardless of vaccination status at the Riverside Art Museum.

7:00 pm: How to “Win” NaNoWriMo: A National Novel Writing Month Workshop with Becca Spence Dobias

October 7, 2021





First Thursdays Arts Walk event in the Riverside Main Library Community Room!

3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

7:00-8:00 PM


Join Inlandia Institute and Riverside Public Library for an extra-special First Thursdays Arts Walk event: How to “Win” NaNoWriMo: A National Novel Writing Month Workshop with Becca Spence Dobias. The author of On Home, Becca Spence Dobias wrote the first draft of her novel during NaNoWriMo in November 2012. In this workshop, she will share the journey from that draft to a published novel, provide tips and tricks for “winning” NaNoWriMo, and answer questions. Come prepared to write, as parts of the workshop will be participatory.

October 8, 2021(1 event)

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

October 8, 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 9, 2021(1 event)

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

October 9, 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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