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February 13, 2022
February 14, 2022(1 event)

1:00 pm: Memoir: Writing Your Life Story with Rose Y. Monge (Janet Goeske Center, Riverside)

February 14, 2022

Rose Y. Monge facilitates this in person memoir writing workshop for seniors – on Mondays 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18/22 – from 1:00-3:00 PM IN PERSON in the Janet Goeske Center Art Room, 5257 Sierra Street, Riverside.

Enrollment is limited. To register:

February 15, 2022(2 events)

11:30 am: Celena’s Scribes with Wil Clarke (Riverside)

February 15, 2022

Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, Celena's Scribes with workshop leader Wil Clarke 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. To register:

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

February 15, 2022

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 – 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, and 3/29/22 – from 6:00-8:00 PM.

To register:

February 16, 2022(1 event)

6:00 pm: On Writing Home: Writers Talk about Place with Isabel Quintero and Casandra Lopez

February 16, 2022

Riverside Public Library’s Humanity Series is back! Join Inlandia Institute in partnership with Riverside Public Library for a four-part spin around the Inland Empire with local writers Larry Burns, Nikia Chaney, Rebecca K. O’Connor, Teresa Rhyne, Susan Straight, Douglas McCulloh, Isabel Quintero, and Casandra Lopez.

This series is free and open to the public, but registration is required:

“A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.” ― Joan Didion

The scheduled speakers will offer insights, observations, and tools for writing about the location we call home – Inland Southern California.

January 5: Larry Burns and Nikia Chaney

January 19: Rebecca K. O’Connor and Teresa J. Rhyne

February 2: Susan Straight and Douglas McCulloh

February 16: Isabel Quintero and Casandra Lopez

Isabel Quintero is an award-winning writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press) her first YA novel, was the recipient of multiple awards. She is the author of the chapter books, Ugly Cat and Pablo and Ugly Cat and Pablo and the Missing Brother (Scholastic, Inc.). She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in literature and he M.A. in English Composition from California State University, San Bernardino.

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño) writer who has received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and her poetry collection, Brother Bullet, is forthcoming from University of Arizona. She’s a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World and teaches at Northwest Indian College. 

February 17, 2022
February 18, 2022
February 19, 2022(2 events)

10:00 am: Creative Writing Workshop with Renee Gurley (Corona)

February 19, 2022

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 – 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, and 3/5/22– from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

To register:


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

February 19, 2022

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.