March 16, 2017
WRITING OUR WAY FORWARD WITH LAURA HOOPES AND ANITA ZACHARY
Writing can allow us to go deeper into our motives and spirits than daily conversations. We can mine our pasts for events that were scarring, puzzling, or radiant. By writing about these moments, we can reach new understandings of the human condition that can help us plan our futures.
Instructors Laura Hoopes and Anita Zachary are published authors with MFA degrees from SDSU in Creative Writing.
Week 1: TIme
Week 2: Place
Week 3: Experience
Week 4: Characterization: Writing about Others
Week 5: Revision
Week 6: Readings of Class Writing
Days: Thursdays, March 2- April 6, 2017 (6 classes)
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Joslyn Senior Center at 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Cost: $5 Materials fee
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER WITH TOD GOLDBERG
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.