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March 16, 2017
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER WITH TOD GOLDBERGCONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER WITH TOD GOLDBERG
March 16, 2017 –
On Thursday March 16, 2017 from 7:00pm- 8:30pm, join the Inlandia Institute for an evening with author Tod Goldberg as we present Conversations at the Culver, held at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts.
The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts is located at 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.
Tod Goldberg, nicknamed “the Todfather” due to his love for writing crime fiction, will be present for a reading and conversation.
Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including the novels The House of Secrets (Grand Central), which he co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, Gangsterland (Counterpoint), a finalist for the Hammett Prize, Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Fake Liar Cheat (Pocket Books/MTV), and five installments of the popular Burn Notice series: The Fix, The Endgame, The Giveaway, The Reformed, and The Bad Beat. He is also the author of two prize-winning story collections, Simplify, which was finalist for the SCIBA Award for Fiction and Winner of the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize, and Other Resort Cities, both published by OV Books. His books have been translated into German, Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Hungarian, French, and published throughout the United Kingdom and Australia.
His essays, journalism, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Best American Essays, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, and Las Vegas Weekly, among many others, and have earned five Nevada Press Association Awards for excellence. Tod is also the cohost of the hugely popular podcast Literary Disco, along with Julia Pistell and Rider Strong.
Tod Goldberg holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Bennington College and directs the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside. He lives in Indio, CA with his wife, the writer Wendy Duren. His next book, a sequel to Gangsterland, will be released in Fall 2017.
“Clearly influenced by the great Elmore Leonard, Goldberg puts his own dry comic spin on the material…Clever plotting, a colorful cast of characters, and priceless situations make this comedic crime novel an instant classic.” —Kirkus, Starred Review on Gangsterland
“Goldberg’s second novel is both a page-turner and a complex study of human relationships. Fans of psychological thrillers will find a lot to like here.” — Booklist on Living Dead Girl
“This collection gleefully introduces uninitiated readers into Goldberg’s richly comic voice and his continued preoccupation with our potential for violence and self-deception…What Goldberg taps into most beautifully is the impulse to retreat from the chaotic complexity of the world, the ubiquitous temptation to inhabit the pristine model-home lives of our dreams.”—Los Angeles Times on Other Resort Cities
Books will be available for signing and purchase. Light refreshments will also be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
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March 25, 2017
THE POWER OF PLACE: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE IN NARRATIVETHE POWER OF PLACE: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE IN NARRATIVE
March 25, 2017 –
How do landscape and geography influence plot and character? How can they shape the structure and feeling of a story? Whether the landscape of your story is the interior of a car, a mountain range, a kitchen, a big city, or an emotional terrain, it should be portrayed clearly.
This three-hour class with author Deanne Stillman will explore the role of place in narrative in the work of writers like Jon Krakauer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Rick Bass, and how you can apply similar techniques to your own work. Deanne's own work is place-based (generally the Mojave Desert), and will be discussed as well. The second half will focus on how individuals can apply the range of examples to their own works-in-progress, or p...erhaps lead to new pieces of writing.
This workshop will be held on Saturday March 25 from 4 - 7 pm at the Ameal Moore Nature Center, located at the stunning Sycamore Canyon Park (https://mysycamorecanyon.com/). Workshop in amid the local landscape and catch the sunset over the park.
Enrollment is limited to fifteen and students will submit up to five pages (double-spaced) in advance of the workshop.
To register, please submit your $80 registration fee then email your submission to inlandia@InlandiaInstitute.org with the subject heading “The Power of Place.”
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Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her latest book, Blood Brothers, is coming this fall from Simon and Schuster. She also wrote Desert Reckoning, based on a Rolling Stone piece that was a finalist for a PEN Center USA journalism award. It won the 2013 Spur Award and LA Press Club Award for best nonfiction, and received great reviews in Kirkus, PW, the LA Review of Books, Denver Post, and elsewhere. Her previous book was Mustang, an LA Times "Best Book 2008" and winner of the California Book Award silver medal for nonfiction. It's currently under option for a film starring Wendie Malick and the all-star audio edition with Anjelica Huston, John Densmore, Frances Fisher and others was recently released. In addition, she wrote Twentynine Palms, an LA Times "best book of the year" which Hunter Thompson called "A strange and brilliant story by an important American writer". It is now taught in college nonfiction classes around the country. Deanne writes the Letter from the West column for the LA Review of Books and her work is widely anthologized. She's a member of the core faculty at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency MFA Creative Writing Program, and she has written for film, television, and stage. For more info, visit www.deannestillman.com.
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