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February 20, 2022(1 event)

12:00 pm: Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

February 20, 2022

February 20 – March 27, 2022 (Six Weeks – Asynchronous)

Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Boot Camp for Writers: Tell Me a Story

Cost: $150

On Wet Ink, with optional office hours on Zoom; to register:

Poems have been used for millennia to tell a story: through myth, adventure, love story/scene, personal memory, letter of complaint, dramatic monologue, and everything in between. In Poet-TRY 11, participants will experiment with using poems – formal, informal, and prose – to hint at a narrative or maybe even unfold a tale in a series of poems. Memoirs in poems exist as they do novels. Let’s see what happens when narrative meets lyric!

This workshop is asynchronous. Students are asked to keep up with the weekly assignments and post them during the week.

Wet Ink is an online platform that creates an immersive learning experience around written work from participants, using Wet Ink classrooms and communities. For more on Wet Ink, please visit:

Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee with work in the Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, Hayden's Ferry, Isthmus, the Gold Man Review, and the Chiron Review among others. She is the author of a magical realist novel (The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior), a prose poem chapbook (Sex with Buildings), a full-length poetry collection (How Formal?), and a how-to-write-magical-realism craft book (Delicious Strangeness). Stephanie was born in Manhattan and lived until recently in Southern California. She now wanders the woods of rural Washington State looking for a taco truck, a dry cleaner, and someone to talk to. A YA-adjacent novel, Pretend Plumber, is forthcoming from Inlandia Books. Her poetry collection, City Slicker, is forthcoming from Bamboo Dart Press. She is managing editor of SHARK REEF literary magazine.

February 21, 2022
February 22, 2022(2 events)

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

February 22, 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:

6:30 pm: Creative Writing POETRY Workshop with Romaine Washington (Redlands)

February 22, 2022

This Beginning/Intermediate POETRY workshop with Romaine Washington is based in Redlands but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Tuesdays – 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, and 3/8/22 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

To register:

February 23, 2022(1 event)

6:30 pm: Creative Writing Workshop with Victoria Waddle (Ontario)

February 23, 2022

This Intermediate/Advanced ALL GENRES workshop with Victoria Waddle is based in Ontario but will take place on Zoom. Workshop sessions are scheduled for alternating Wednesdays – 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, and 3/9/22– from 6:30-8:30 PM.

To register:

February 24, 2022(1 event)

6:30 pm: Creative Writing NONFICTION Workshop with Jo Scott-Coe (Riverside)

February 24, 2022

This Intermediate/Advanced NONFICTION workshop with Jo Scott-Coe is based in Riverside but will take place on Zoom. “Opening the Research Doorway: Deepening Your Creative Nonfiction Voice” sessions are scheduled for alternating Thursdays – 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, and 3/24/22 – from 6:30-8:30 PM.

To register:

February 25, 2022
February 26, 2022(1 event)

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

February 26, 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.