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Fall 2022 Creative Writing Workshops Begin September 6!

Register today: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2022CWW

Starting September 6, Inlandia will be offering more writing workshops than ever before! Explore poetry, prose, nonfiction, and memoir. Learn to appreciate Black art or discover the deliciousness of writing about food. Classes will be offered in writing for children and young adults, and workshops for seniors will also be available. With so many choices, it will be hard to pick just one writing workshop – so you might want to sign up for two! Make THIS the season you commit to a regular writing practice. Grow as an author and become part of the Inlandia community of writers. Register today! All workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

 

STARTING TUESDAY 9/6/22

“Teens Read What?” – Writing for a YA Audience with Andrea Fingerson (All levels)

Let’s go back to school together and figure out what makes a YA novel great. During each session we will discuss a different YA novel and an element of the writer’s craft. We will also devote time to writing prompts and workshopping your own young adult fiction.

Meets every other week on Tuesdays 9/6, 9/20, 10,4, 10/18, 11/1/22

4:00-6:00 PM PDT on Zoom

 

“Writing for the Blacklandia Anthology” with Romaine Washington (Beg.-Int.)

This generative workshop will provide prompts to encourage Black poets, writers, and artists to reflect on and express their personal experiences, challenges, and hopes. At the end of the workshop participants are encouraged to submit their work for possible publication in the anthology.

Meets for five consecutive Tuesdays 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4

6:00-8:00 PM PDT on Zoom

 

“Tapping into Image” with James Ducat (Int.-Adv.)

This poetry workshop offers generative prompts and brief group feedback intended to uncover images and language that resonate for you and for your audience.

Meets every other week on Tuesdays 9/6, 9/20, 10,4, 10/18, 11/1/22

6:30-8:30 PM PDT on Zoom

 

 

STARTING Wednesday 9/7/22

                                                                       

Creative Writing – All Genres with Victoria Waddle (Int.-Adv.)

In this multi-genre workshop, participants receive bi-weekly inspiration in the form of both poetry and prose. Prompts inspire writing in the genre of your choice. Class discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face in generating poetry, memoir, and short and long fiction.

Meets every other week on Wednesdays 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2/22

6:30-8:30 PM PDT on Zoom

 

STARTING Saturday 9/10/22

“A Story’s Nuts and Bolts” with Renee Gurley (All Levels)

This workshop focuses on story: what it can do and the aspects and possibilities in its form. You will examine ways to structure a story, how to develop characters, how to get readers interested with a compelling beginning, and how to keep them interested through the last page. We will also workshop people’s work for those who want. This is a class for newbies as well as seasoned writers.

Meets every other week on Saturdays 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5/22

10:00 AM-12:00 PM PDT on Zoom

 

“June Edmond and the Legacy of American Abstract Painting” with Richard Allen May III and Lisa Henry (Blacklandia – All Levels – All are welcome)

Coinciding with the Riverside Art Museum’s exhibition of Abstract painter June Edmonds, this four-part workshop will survey the hidden history of American Abstract art. Focusing on the vibrant work of LA based artist June Edmonds, the workshop will give participants a background on American abstract painters with a special focus on women and artists of color like Edmonds who have pursued a path of abstraction with an emphasis on color, pattern and texture to create works of stunning power

Meets for four consecutive Saturdays 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1/22

4:00-5:30 PM PDT on Zoom, with 10/1 meeting in person at Riverside Art Museum

https://tinyurl.com/JuneEdmondsArt

 

STARTING Monday 9/12/22

“Writing for Children” with José Chavez (Beg.-Int.)

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to write or are writing for children. We’ll explore the writing voice for children, define a “picture book,” story arc, story introductions, appropriate vocabulary, children’s poetry, and more. There will be time to flex our writing muscles and develop the beauty and strength of our “voice” for children.

Meets every other week on Mondays 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7/22

6:00-8:00 PM PDT on Zoom

 

STARTING Tuesday 9/13/22

Creative Writing – All Genres with James Coats (All Levels)

In this multi-genre workshop, participants receive bi-weekly inspiration in the form of both poetry and prose. Prompts inspire writing in the genre of your choice. Class discussions include the craft of writing and the challenges writers face in generating poetry, memoir, and short and long fiction.

Meets every other week on Tuesdays 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8/22

6:00-8:00 PM PDT on Zoom

 

STARTING Wednesday 9/14/22

“Praise Poems” with Romaine Washington (Beg-Int/Generative)

In this generative workshop we will be guided to find joy in the events and things we often take for granted as well as the exceptional and grand events that make our life experiences and perspectives unique.

Meets every other week on Wednesdays 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9/22

6:00-8:00 PM on Zoom

 

“Memoir: Writing Your Life Story” with Rose Y. Monge (All Levels)

Writers are encouraged to respond to prompts about universal themes related to the human condition: key relationships, physical places, historic events, personal hardships/recovery, love and loss, and personal achievement and development. It is these ties that bind us all in different stages of our lives. Each of us brings a unique perspective to every story. Maybe it’s time to write yours.

Meets weekly on Mondays 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5/22

1:00-3:00 PM PDT in person at the Janet Goeske Center

 

 

STARTING Wednesday 9/21/22

“More Adventures in Food Writing” with Alaina Bixon (Int.-Adv.)

“More Adventures in Food Writing” with Alaina Bixon. Intermediate-Advanced. Each 90-minute workshop will include two writing prompts, with time to create a food-related story for both prompts. Topics will include food history, sustainability, nutrition and health, family stories, cookbooks, food and travel, culinary memoirs, and the politics of food. We will discuss how to submit articles for publication. “This is not for foodies; it’s for eaters!”

Consecutive Wednesdays, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/22. 2:00-3:30 PM PT. On Zoom.

 

STARTING Thursday 9/29/22

“Nonfiction: Opening the Research Doorway, Part Three” with Jo Scott-Coe (Adv.)

Practice creative ways to bring life to your research process and your nonfiction writing!

Meets every other Thursday 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17/22

6:30-8:30 PM PDT on Zoom

ONE DAY ONLY 10/6/22

 

“How to Write a Murder” with Tod Goldberg

Colonel Mustard…in the library…with the candlestick! Learn how to write an effective murder scene from a master of crime fiction, NY Times Bestselling Author Tod Goldberg.

One day only, Thursday October 6, 2022

6-8 PM at the Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E C Street Ontario CA 91764

 

ONGOING

“Celena’s Scribes” with Wil Clarke (All Levels)

Named in honor of beloved workshop leader CelenaDiana Bumpus, participants are encouraged to write from a prompt and share their work, with friendly critiques offered by workshop members. All genres are welcome to be explored. Enrollment is limited.

Weekly on Zoom

11:30 AM-1:00 PM PDT

 

Creative Writing – All Genres with Mae Wagner Marinello (All Levels)

This ongoing writing workshop for seniors meets weekly at Redlands Community Center. Memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing are all encouraged and welcome. Discover the pure joy of writing and creating with others in a supportive environment.

In person + Zoom at Redlands Community Center

11:00 AM-1:00 PM PDT

 

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