The 39th Annual Writers Week

Writers Week is the longest-running, free literary event in California and regularly attracts seasoned authors and those just beginning their careers.

Venue: CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Information: (951) 827-3245,  |


Feb 2 Tuesday
10:00 am Opening Keynote: Cory Doctorow
Poetry, curated by Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States
12:30 pm Alumni Reading:
David Campos
Angela Peñaredondo
Kenji Liu
2:00-3:30 pm Brenda Cárdenas
Matt Lippmann
Harmony Holiday
4:00-5:30 pm Amy Uyematsu
Willie Perdomo
Gabrielle Calvocoressi
5:30-7:00 pm Reception
7:00-8:30 pm Li-Young Lee
Barbara Jane Reyes
Juan Felipe Herrera

Feb 3
10:00 am Workshop: Dinah Lenney
12:30 pm Stephen Minot Reading: Dinah Lenney
1:30 pm Colin Dickey
2:30 pm Carolina De Robertis
3:30 pm Darryl Pinckney
5:00 pm Daniel José Older
7:30 pm Keynote: Walter Mosley

Feb 4
12:30 pm Stephanie Hammer
1:30 pm Piotr Florczyk
2:30 pm Karolina Waclawiak
3:30 pm Parnaz Foroutan
4:30 pm Viet Thanh Nguyen
6:30 pm Lifetime Achievement Award: John Rechy

LitLandia Out Loud

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Inlandia’s quarterly reading series of emerging and established authors brings you two outstanding poets followed by an open mic.

Sunday February 7, 2016

Canyon Crest Winery 5225 Canyon Crest Drive Suite 7A Riverside, CA 92507

The event is free and open to the public but there is a one-drink minimum (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) Light snacks will be provided. Book sales & signing to follow the reading.

NaNoWriMo Underground

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Images courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

It’s that time of year again. No, not not the holidays–silly; National Novel Writing Month!

This year Underground Writers Unite will be hosting weekly workshops to aid in the marathon writing process that is NaNoWriMo. Do you have what it takes to write 50,000 words in 30 days? Forget about Thanksgiving, Black Friday and all other material trappings of modern American culture and do something that will bring you greater joy and accomplishment than any deal on a new TV or Tickle-Me Elmo.

Join us for weekly help and motivation at Underground Writers Unite in Downtown Riverside every Tuesday night at 7pm.


Inland Empire Poets

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If you are a poet serious about improving your craft, then the group can provide you with critical readers who love poetry, understand what it takes to write and submit work to criticism because they are writers themselves, but who are also rigorous and precise in their criticisms and suggestions.

The  group meets every Wednesday (except on holidays) beginning at 7 pm and usually meets until 9 pm. The group welcomes all types and levels of poets: beginners and veterans, formalist and free verse, experimental and performance. Currently, the group meets in the outdoor seating area outside the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in downtown Riverside: 3712 Mission Inn Avenue (between Main and Market Streets)

If you wish to workshop your poem, you must bring 12-14 copies of your poem to hand out.

For any additional information check out the workshop homepage at IEpoets

Literature on the Lawn during Arts Walk

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Go check out Literature on the Lawn at the Riverside Downtown Library during Riverside Arts Walk on Thursday, August 6th 2015 at 7:00pm.

Along with this event there will be open galleries and live music throughout downtown Riverside from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Stay and enjoy the night life downtown has to offer after Arts Walk with food and drink specials at most bars and eateries.

You can find more information on this and other events at