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.

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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

Bootcamp for Writers

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Riverside Main Library-Downtown

This summer, Inlandia is offering writing workshops for poetry, fiction, memoir and more from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the at the Riverside Public Library, except for the online poetry workshop.

Introduction to Poem-Making: An Online Course with Stephanie Barbe Hammer begins June 12 and lasts six weeks. Letters and Diaries: Bringing Writers and Readers Closer Together with Yi Shun Lai begins July 9 and lasts three weeks. Gateway to Memoir with Minda Reves begins July 30 and runs for four weeks. Crafting the Short Story with Tatyana Branham begins Aug. 27 and runs for four weeks.

Cost runs from $40 to $50 per course.

The library is at 3581 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside.

You can find more information on this and other events at  http://inlandiainstitute.org/