The Inlandia Institute’s Fall Creative Writing Workshops are set to begin. Led by professional writers and writing instructors, each workshop is designed to meet the needs of writers working in all genres at all levels. Currently there are six different workshop locations:
Ontario, led by Charlotte Davidson [*Closed: Full]; Riverside, led by Jo Scott-Coe; Corona, led by Matthew Nadelson; Idyllwild, co-led by Myra Dutton and Jean Waggoner; Palm Springs, led by Alaina Bixon; and San Bernardino, led by Andrea Fingerson.
Each workshop series is approximately 10 weeks long, meeting every other week unless specified. Workshops are free and open to the public but registration is required.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms will be emailed prior to and/or distributed during the first session.
And, while these workshops are free and open to the public, in order to keep them that way, we do ask that you consider an optional but suggested donation of $25 for the entire series. Information about why this is necessary is included in the registration packet.
Dates and times vary by location:
Ontario [*Closed: Full]
Led by Charlotte Davidson
6 pm – 8 pm
September 10 & 24, October 8, 22, and November 5
Ovitt Family Community Library
215 E C St
Ontario, CA 91764
Led jointly by Myra Dutton & Jean Waggoner
2 pm – 4 pm
First Friday of every month
Idyllwild Public Library
54401 Village Ctr Dr
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Led by Matt Nadelson
7 pm – 8:30 pm
September 9, 23, October, 7, 21, and November 18
Corona Public Library
650 S Main St
Corona, CA 92882
Led by Jo Scott-Coe
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
September 25, October 9, 23, November 6, and 20
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Led by Alaina Bixon
2 pm – 4 pm
October 8, 22, November 5, 19, and December 3
Smoke Tree Racquet Club
1655 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Free parking, accessible from E Palm Canyon or the Citibank lot on the corner of Sunrise/Hwy 111.
Led by Andrea Jill Fingerson
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, and 18
555 W 6th St
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Alaina Bixon leads writing workshops, including Inlandia’s creative writing workshops in Palm Springs, edits books, and reads for the online journal The Whistling Fire. She is working on an article about women at MIT.
Jo Scott-Coe is the author of Teacher at Point Blank. Her essays can be found in Salon, Memoir, TNB, River Teeth, Hotel Amerika, Fourth Genre, and the Los Angeles Times. Jo is currently an associate professor of English at Riverside City College and the faculty editor of MUSE.
Charlotte Davidson received a Masters in English from Syracuse University followed by an MFA in poetry from UC Irvine. Her first book, Fresh Zebra, appeared in 2012. Charlotte leads Inlandia’s creative writing workshops in Ontario.
Myra Dutton is the author of Healing Ground: A Visionary Union of Earth and Spirit, which was a 2004 Narcissus Book Award finalist and a 2006 selection for “Ten Books We Love” by Inland Empire Magazine.
Andrea Fingerson has taught preschool, reading, and high school English. Currently, she teaches Child Development classes to teen parents. She received her MFA in Fiction from CSUSB. During that time she was a Fiction Editor for Ghost Town and the high school Outreach Coordinator for The Pacific Review. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and is currently in the process of editing a young adult novel.
Matthew Nadelson teaches writing at Norco College and leads a creative writing workshop at the Corona Public Library (every other Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm) through the Inlandia Institute. He has lived and worked in Riverside County since 1997 (with the exception of a brief stint in San Diego at SDSU, where he earned his MFA in creative writing, from 2002 to 2005). His writing has been featured in more than 20 journals and anthologies, and he was recently featured on the Moon Tide Press website as their “Poet of the Month” for December 2013. His first poetry collection, American Spirit, was published in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press.
Jean Waggoner, a published fine arts reviewer, poet, essayist and story writer, has taught college English and English as a Second Language in Riverside County for the past thirteen years and co-leads the Idyllwild poetry and creative writing workshops for Inlandia Institute. Jean is an advocate for part time faculty equity and co-author of a book on the part-time professor experience, The Freeway Flier & the Life of the Mind.
* Charlotte Davidson’s workshop is now CLOSED due to maximum enrollment; please check back in winter to see if openings are available or join one of our other upcoming workshops that still have seats. San Bernardino and Corona both have openings.