Storytelling (7/7)

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THE FLAME Live Storytelling Workshop 
Life Journeys—Don’t Stop Believing! 
with Stevie Taken and Sabrina Harris 
Thursdays, July 7 & 14, Wednesday, July 20 
Final performance July 21

6:30–8:30 PM

In person at Riverside Studios
5950 Wilderness Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

This July, The Flame returns in person! The Flame is a three-part workshop and live storytelling event. We work together as a group to assist each other in enhancing our storytelling skills, culminating in a live storytelling performance. 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 participate, please send an email to Stevie Taken ( with a short (1-2 paragraphs) summary of the story you would like to share. 

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.

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!

Stevie Taken (she/her) is a theatre artist and current grad student at The School of Social Work at Cal State San Bernardino. She hosted the first Flame storytelling event with The Inlandia Institute in early March of 2020. She is thrilled to be returning to live storytelling events in person, and to be working with Inlandia again. 

A retired librarian from El Segundo, California, Sabrina Harris moved to the Inland Empire in December 2017 for its beautiful surroundings and quieter environment.  Her interest in storytelling began while producing several Author Fairs in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County that included storyteller circles. Sabrina has extensive experience in crowd control, and being an emcee after directing numerous programs during her career as a librarian.  Her cheerful personality, and kind smiling face have uplifted and guided many audiences.

Inlandia workshops are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and also in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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