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July 7, 2022(1 event)

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

July 7, 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 8, 2022
July 9, 2022(1 event)

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

July 9, 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.