Take a bite of Orangelandia!
Literary Laureate Launch & Celebration in honor of
Orangelandia: The Literature of Inland Citrus
On Sunday July 27, the Inlandia Institute will celebrate the launch of their latest anthology, Orangelandia: The Literature of Inlandia Citrus, and say goodbye to 2012-14 Inlandia Literary Laureate and Orangelandia editor, Gayle Brandeis, who is leaving the area, & congratulate newly-appointed Inlandia Literary Laureate, Juan Delgado, who begins his term.
The event will take place from 2 pm - 4:30 pm at the California Citrus Park in Riverside in the Sunkist Center. The Citrus Park is located at 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. This event is free and open to the public; parking and admission to the park is free, but please ask for a parking pass upon arrival.
Listen to Orangelandia contributors share their work. Refreshments will include Orangelandia featured recipes. Orange Wheat Beer is provided courtesy of Hangar 24. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.
Featured contributors to include:
Heather Reyes - Chad Sweeney - Jennifer K. Sweeney - Maureen Alsop - James Ducat - Frances Vasquez - s. Nicholas - Matt Nadelson - Cindy Rinne - Kiandra Jimenez - Kate Anger - David Stone - Erika Ayon - Cati Porter - Julie Anne Higgins Russell - Kenji Liu - Ruth Nolan - Judy Kronenfeld - Natalie Hirt - Valorie Creef - Nannette Friedly - Marion Mitchell-Wilson - Walter Parks - Eric Schwitzgebel - Charlotte Davidson - Celena Diana Bumpus - Jean Waggoner - Brutus Chieftain - & Juan Delgado
About the Literary Laureates:
Gayle Brandeis was named a Writer Who Makes a Difference by The Writer Magazine. She is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Press); the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement; Self Storage (Ballantine); and Delta Girls (Ballantine); and her first novel for young people, My Life with the Lincolns (Henry Holt), which won a Silver Nautilus Book Award. She released The Book of Live Wires, the sequel to The Book of Dead Birds, as an ebook in 2011. Gayle teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Antioch University and is mom to two adult kids and a toddler.
Juan Delgado, Inlandia Literary Laureate 2014-16, is the author of four books of poetry, including Green Web (Georgia University Press, Contemporary Poetry Series Award) and A Rush of Hands (Arizona University Press). His book El Campo (Capra Press) is a collaboration with renowned artist Simón Silva, and his Vital Signs (Inlandia Imprint/HeyDay Books) is a collaboration with photographer Tom McGovern featuring evocative scenes of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire. Delgado is a Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at Cal State San Bernardino. He holds an MFA from the University of California at Irvine where he was a Regent's Fellow.
Oranges helped create the Golden Dream of Southern California from the time Eliza and Luther Tibbetts planted two Washington Navel Oranges in their Riverside yard in 1873. Over a century later, Inlandia Literary Laureate Gayle Brandeis has assembled a juicy collection of poetry, prose and recipes that explore, celebrate and memorialize our region's powerful citrus heritage. Together, these voices create a chorus singing of sweetness and loss, deep roots and seismic change. You will never look at an orange the same way again. Take a bite of Orangelandia!
2:00 PM - 4:30 AM