The week's events
May 29, 2022
May 30, 2022
May 31, 2022(1 event)
11:30 am: Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)
Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, this group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM on Zoom. All genres. Participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members. Enrollment is limited.
Click here to register: https://tinyurl.com/Spring2022CWW
June 1, 2022(1 event)
Journaling Journey From A-Zine Begins!
June 1, 2022
June 1-30, 2022
Journaling Journey From A-Zine!
FREE Summer Program for Elementary School-Aged Children
Parental registration required: https://tinyurl.com/InlandiaAtoZine
Weekday sessions held via email and Zoom
A is art + W is for words + Y is for YOU + Z is for zine!
Looking for a low-key way to commune with creativity this summer? Join Inlandia on a Journaling Journey in June!
Learn how to make a DIY zine, then fill it up with the alphabet and your imagination. With optional Monday through Thursdays check-ins and Friday read-arounds, you will soon be an indie author with your very own book!
Led by a team of experienced young authors under the guidance of Inlandia Institute core staff, this program is free for elementary school-aged youth.
How it works:
During the month of June, a new daily prompt will be emailed each day. Complete at your own pace! Join us for the daily check-ins or just the weekly read-arounds, or participate completely via email.
Parent/guardian registration required. If registering multiple children, only one form is required.
June 2, 2022(1 event)
6:00 pm: Book Launch for Pretend Plumber with Stephanie Barbé Hammer!
Thursday, June 2, 2022 (6:00-8:00 PM)
Book Launch for Pretend Plumber with Stephanie Barbé Hammer
First Thursdays Arts Walk at Riverside Public Library (Arcade & Community Room)
3900 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
On Thursday, June 2, start your Arts Walk on the right foot at Riverside Public Library with author Stephanie Barbé Hammer as we launch of her latest novel, Pretend Plumber: An Adventure! With plenty of free parking in back (enter from University Avenue), RPL is the perfect place to kick off your evening – and celebrate summer at the same time. This event will include the playlist from the book, independent booksellers in the open arcade area at street level, poetry writing on analog typewriters with Typewriter Muse Bob Marshall, and an open mic. Plus, freshly popped popcorn! Don’t miss it!
Listen to the playlist here: tinyurl.com/PretendPlumberPlaylist
Pretend Plumber: An Adventure tells the story Sarassine Anfang, a precocious, queer-curious Los Angeles teen, who grows so fed up with her wealthy, dysfunctional Jewish Hancock Park family that she decides to run away to her grandfather's Wilshire condo, and become a plumber. But her chocolate eating grandmother and her distracted parents have other ideas.
June 3, 2022(1 event)
4:00 pm: Revising and Submitting Your Writing for Publication with Cati Porter
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: https://tinyurl.com/Inlandia-Rev-Sub
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.
June 4, 2022(2 events)
10:00 am: Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)
This Beginning/Intermediate ALL GENRES workshop with Renee Gurley is based in Corona but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Saturdays – 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, and 6/4/22 – from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Registration for all workshops is now open.
Click here to enroll: https://tinyurl.com/Spring2022CWW
4:00 pm: Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III
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: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
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: https://tinyurl.com/WritingAboutBlackArt2022
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.