The week's events
January 30, 2022
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February 2, 2022
February 3, 2022(1 event)
7:00 pm: Blacklandia Presents: The Language of Healing, the Poetry of Hope
For First Thursdays Arts Walk
Riverside Public Library and Inlandia Institute’s
Blacklandia Events Series Present
The Language of Healing, the Poetry of Hope
With Romaine Washington, James Coats, Lydia Theon Ware i, and George Hammons
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7:00-8:00 PM PST
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Join Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia Events Series in partnership with Riverside Public Library on Thursday, February 3, from 7:00-8:00 PM for a very special First Thursdays Arts Walk event, “The Language of Healing, the Poetry of Hope.”
Moderated by local poet and educator Romaine Washington, a panel of writers – including James Coats, Lydia Theon Ware i, and George Hammons – will discuss their artistic journeys during this time of change, confusion, and deep challenge. Looking for inspiration? Seeking new ideas for the New Year? Then join us for an evening of fresh perspectives and connection as we consider where we are, as individuals and as a society – and what comes next. All are welcome.
The conversation will be interlaced with readings by the authors.
This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/Healing-Hope.
February 4, 2022
February 5, 2022(1 event)
4:00 pm: Blacklandia Presents: Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III
Saturdays, February 5, February 19, and February 26, 2022 (4:00-5:30 PM PST)
Inlandia’s Blacklandia Event Series Presents
Writing About Black Art with Richard Allen May III – Winter-Spring 2022
February’s Focus: Writing About Black Art Through a Biographical Lens
On Zoom; registration required:
Workshops are free. All are welcome.
February’s three “Writing About Black Art” workshops (February 5, 19, and 26) will explore writing about Black art from a biographical perspective. Participants will examine how to unpack this art and make it accessible to readers by analyzing how the life of the artist informs the creative process.
Through class lectures, Zoom discussion groups, and homework exercises, participants will learn about selected African American artists from different perspectives and produce a 350-word essay concentrating on one work of art. Time will also be devoted to peer reviews of essay drafts in Zoom discussion groups. These workshops are designed to develop marketable skills as a freelance writer writing about Black art and artists.