October 7, 2017
WRITE WILD: AN OPEN SPACE FOR WRITING
A class on exploring nature writing to develop your own authentic voice with Rebecca K. O’Connor
WORKSHOP COST, NON-MEMBERS: $100
RLC AND INLANDIA INSTITUTE MEMBERS: $85
WORKSHOP DATES: Saturdays September 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12 pm
GUIDED HIKE: Saturday September 23, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12 pm
PUBLIC READING AND CELEBRATION: Saturday October 7, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12 pm
WORKSHOP & PUBLIC READING LOCATION: Riverside Public Library lower level quiet room.
GUIDED HIKE: Cienega Canyon, led by a Rivers & Lands Conservancy land steward.
In partnership with the Rivers & Lands Conservancy (RLC), Inlandia is offering Write Wild: An Open Space for Writing, a class on exploring nature to develop your own authentic voice.
Are you a writer (or an aspiring writer) with a love of nature and the outdoors? Join Rebecca K. O’Connor, author of nine reference books on the natural world as well as a falconry memoir, for this six-week class that includes a land steward-led hike in the Cienega Canyon Preserve and a celebratory public reading.
Topics for this series include “Using Your Outside Voice”, “Inspiration in a Wilder World”, and “Living Like Animals”.
The workshop will be held at the Riverside Public Library on Saturdays, beginning September 2, with the guided hike on September 23 and public reading on October 7. A sack lunch will be provided on the hike.
Rebecca K. O’Connor is the author of nine reference books on the natural world, including a best-selling parrot training guide The Perfectly Trained Parrot. She has also published a romance novel, Falcon’s Return, and the award-winning falconry memoir Lift published by Red Hen Press. Her most recent novel is We Were Wilder, a self-published post-apocalyptic wilderness journey that is the first in a trilogy. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and short stories have been published in numerous places, including South Dakota Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Los Angeles Times Magazine, West, divide, The Coachella Review, Phantom Seed, Prime Number Magazine and The Rumpus. Her essays have been anthologized and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Rivers & Lands Conservancy enhances the quality of life in our community by conserving open space, habitats, and agricultural lands through acquisition, stewardship, and community engagement.
To register, please submit your registration fee then email your submission to inlandia@InlandiaInstitute.org with the subject heading “WRITE WILD”. You can also register at the Google form located at https://goo.gl/forms/aJtmJ5Js1ZW1GWwS2
HOW TO PAY:
Pay via PayPal or mail a check to the Inlandia Institute office.
- To pay the registration fee via PayPal visit www.paypal.com and choose "send money" to donations (at) inlandiainstitute (dot) org.
- To mail registration fee: Inlandia Institute • 4178 Chestnut Street • Riverside, California 92501
- Hand-delivery by appointment only.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Cati Porter at the Inlandia Institute at 951 790 2458 or email email@example.com.
Thank you, and enjoy the workshop!
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH ANDREA FINGERSON IN CORONA
Now enrolling for the Fall 2017 session.
***Please do NOT fill out this form UNLESS you are registering for Fall 2017.***
Welcome to Inlandia Institute's Creative Writing Workshops Program. With venues in multiple cities, we hope you find one that works well with your location and schedule.
Workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis, with caps on workshop registrations based on total number of available seats per location.
Please indicate your first, second, and third choice workshops. If you would prefer to be put on a waiting list for your first choice workshop, we will be happy to do so, but be advised that often a seat does not open until the following workshop session once all seats are filled.
Attendance is not mandatory, but be courteous and give up your seat if you find that you will not be able to attend one or more workshop meetings as there are likely others would be grateful for that seat.
All workshops are open to the public but registration is required. Once the workshop has begun, vacant seats can only be filled at the discretion of the workshop leader and Inlandia staff.
By registering for an Inlandia workshop you are entitled to submit work for inclusion in the annual Writing from Inlandia anthology.
Inlandia's Creative Writing Workshops are free but a donation toward the workshops program is appreciated. Donations are accepted via PayPal or snail mail or directly to the Inlandia Institute office only.
- To donate via PayPal visit www.paypal.com and choose "send money" to donations (at) inlandiainstitute (dot) org.
- To mail or hand-deliver donations: Inlandia Institute • 4178 Chestnut Street • Riverside, California 92501
Please remember: Donations are optional! Support comes in many forms. Thank you for supporting the Inlandia Institute!
Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops Code of Conduct
1.) Always be respectful and considerate of everyone’s time and talent.
2.) When critiquing others’ work, be compassionate, concise, and helpful; wherever possible, use direct examples rather than vague generalizations.
3.) When arriving and departing the workshop, be prompt, and observe all venue rules and regulations, including venue closing times and noise levels.
4.) These seasonal workshops (fall, winter, and spring) each meet for five meeting times over any ten-week seasonal session. Please try to attend each one. If you can’t make it, or if at any time you wish to drop the workshop, please notify your workshop leader or the Inlandia Institute at 951 790 2458.
5.) If you have any questions or concerns, please call Cati Porter at the above number or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, and enjoy the workshop!