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Teen Writing Workshop
August 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Inlandia Institute presents a brand new creative writing workshop designed especially for teens! To be held live and in person at the NEW Main Riverside Public Library, this four-part workshop, led by poet Nia Campbell, will meet in
the Innovation Center from 3:30-5:00 PM on four consecutive Thursdays in August (August 5, 12, 19, and 26) and focus on expressive writing in many forms.
Students will have the opportunity to explore several different types of poetry and prose styles – while discovering their writing voice and learning new ways to express themselves freely through fun-filled writing exercises. Strategies to avoid writer’s block and uncover ideas for writing will be studied. Most of all, teens are encouraged to come ready to have fun and unleash their writing and creativity! This is a safe space for individuals to be unapologetically who they are.
Nia Sharron Campbell is a performance poet and honors English major at Riverside City College. When she was 15 years old, she attended her first Inlandia class. Miss Campbell was awarded a bronze medal for representing the NAACP’s Riverside Branch in a national competition. Grateful for Inlandia mentors Celena Diana Bumpus, Matthew Nadelson, and Nikia Chaney, Miss Campbell writes poetry, plays, short stories, books, and screenplays.
In addition to this, she uses her talent for written expression to bring awareness to important issues such as mental health, race, sexual orientation, and humanity. She is currently working on the first novel in her book series, and her goal is to pursue a career writing fantasy, sci-fi, and action books. Nia is a member of Inlandia’s Blacklandia Steering Committee, presenting programs by Black artists and writers for the whole community.