Inlandia Institute invites you to participate in One Community, Many Voices, a community read and discussion project spanning two years and two books, and celebrating the voices of queer writers of color who live, work, or write about the Inland Southern California region.
On March 26, 2020 at 7 pm, we will be hosting a conversation with Still Water Saints author Alex Espinoza and Ricky Rodriguez, the project’s humanities advisor.
Copies of Still Water Saints will be available for pickup throughout the month of March at partner libraries. Please visit our website for full details. InlandiaInstitute.org
For the last three Sundays of April, discussion groups will take place on Zoom, and will segue into a writing workshop geared for young adults in spring. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/SWSDiscussions
Young adults, especially those identifying as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+, are invited to participate in a related free writing workshop led by Micah Tasaka, Fridays, May, 4–5 PM.
This program is free and open to the public. Books and discussion guides are available while supplies last.
Alex Espinoza is the author of Still Water Saints, The Five Acts of Diego León, and Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA, MacDowell, as well as an American Book Award, he’s the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at UCR.
Richard T. Rodríguez is associate professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. The author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics (Duke University Press, 2009), he is currently writing two books.
This project was initiated by Inlandia Literary Laureate Rachelle Cruz as part of her 2018-2020 Laureate programming and is made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org.