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July 14, 2022(1 event)

6:30 pm: NEW The Flame: Life's Journeys

July 14, 2022

Summer has arrived! Time for family vacations, long road trips, beach days, and new adventures. For those who have recently graduated, you are beginning a new chapter in life, maybe you are reflecting on the journey that led you to this moment of transition. Some of us are homebodies and prefer the “staycation.” We read, write, garden, watch Netflix. Whether you experience wanderlust or are an aspiring hobbit, we all experience change brought about by cycles of beginnings and endings. These are the stories of what makes us who we are. The Flame would love for you to share the story of your life's journey with us this July.

The Flame is a thee-part workshop and live storytelling event. We work together as a group to assist each other in enhancing our storytelling skills, which culminates in a live performance. This July, The Flame returns in person! All three workshops plus the final event will be at Riverside Studios. Spaces are limited, so please reach out as soon as possible to sign up to participate. All participants must be available for all four dates and times.

To submit for participation, please send an email to Stevie Taken ( with a short (1-2 paragraphs) summary of the story you would like to share.

All stories must be true (of course, we all take some creative licensing. Don't worry, we’re not following up with an investigation or fact checking. We’re storytellers, not journalists)! Stories must in the first person, and have happened to you!


Workshop #1 Thursday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 PM

Workshop #2 Thursday, July 14, 6:30- 8:30 PM

Workshop #3 (Dress Rehearsal) Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 PM

The Flame Event Thursday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 PM

July 15, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Revising and Submitting Your Writing for Publication with Cati Porter

July 15, 2022

Alternating Fridays, June 3 – July 29, 2020

4:00-5:00 PM on Zoom

Revising and Submitting Your Writing for Publication

with Cati Porter

FREE as part of the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops program

Registration required:

You have begun to tentatively call yourself a writer, but you don’t know how to take that next step and get your work published. Or you’ve been published but you need some accountability to kick start your summer submissions. Or maybe you have lots of drafts that could use some polishing, or even some dusting off if they’ve been in that proverbial desk drawer. In this workshop you will be given the tools and the time to work toward publication. Please note: This is NOT a writing workshop. It is recommended that at the start of the workshop you have no fewer than ten pieces of writing you would like to revise and submit.

This workshop will meet virtually every other week for five weeks but there will also be optional coaching and mentorship via email check-ins to report on progress and office hours to work one-on-one with Cati via email, Zoom, or phone, by appointment.

Inlandia Institute Executive Director Cati Porter has been publishing prose and poetry in magazines, newspapers, literary journals, and anthologies for thirty years. She is the author of ten poetry collections published with a variety of independent and nonprofit publishers. She has hosted panel discussions and roundtables on publishing, led workshops for children, teens, and adults, and conducted professional development workshops for teachers teaching poetry. She is a native of Southern California where she lives with her family.

July 16, 2022(2 events)

10:00 am: Second Annual Inlandia Books Book Sale!

July 16, 2022

Second Annual Inlandia Books Book Sale!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Riverside Main Library Arcade

3900 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

Stock your bookshelves and support local publishing at the same time! On July 16, start your downtown Saturday shopping at Riverside Main Library with Inlandia Books. Anthologies, memoirs, poetry, photo essays – and more! – will be available for purchase in the library’s outdoor arcade. Local authors will be on hand for book signings, and free refreshments, bookmarks, and other surprises await book-loving shoppers. With prices marked to sell, you can stock up early for gift giving occasions from here to the holidays!

In partnership with Riverside Public Library.

4:00 pm: Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III

July 16, 2022

Saturdays in June, July, and August! (Date and times below)

Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents

Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III

On Zoom. Registration is required.

To register:

Workshops are free. All are welcome.Just in time for summer, Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series is proud to announce three NEW “Writing About Black Art” workshops led by esteemed artist and educator Richard Allen May III. Sign up for one, two, or all three!

Free and open to all.

All sessions will be held on Zoom. To register:

June – Writing about Black Art: The Curator Profile

Curators play an essential role in how Black art is organized for viewership – and how it’s interpreted. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding of what it means to curate an exhibition, how to prepare questions for the art curator, and how to organize those responses into a curator profile essay ready for publication.  Saturdays: June 4, 11, and 25, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).

July – Writing about Black Art: The Artist Interview

Artists create the work that is exhibited, collected, and written about in various publications. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the role of the artist in society, how to prepare questions for the artist, and how to organize those responses into an artist profile essay ready for publication. Saturdays: July 9, 16, and 23, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).

August – Writing about Black Art: The Book Review

Learn the process and form behind writing a review of a published work about art. This workshop will give participants a basic understanding about the craft of writing as it pertains to summarizing and evaluating – and shed light on the difference between editing and revising. Saturdays: August 6, 20, and 27, from 4:00-5:30 PM (PT).

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.