Please join us in once again welcoming Rachelle Cruz, the newly-appointed Inlandia Literary Laureate! The Inlandia Institute Literary Laureate award celebrates the literary excellence of our region. Rachelle will work with Inlandia board and staff to craft a custom slate of programs.
On accepting the appointment, Rachelle says, “I’m excited to envision and curate literary programming and resources, with the help and input of community members, that reflect the literary needs and interests of the Inland Empire. I’m especially invested in bolstering voices of color, immigrants, queer writers and women in the area, and supporting communities that are underserved. The area is rich with poets, writers and readers of different genres and mediums, including comics, speculative fiction, history and more, and I’m interested in exploring these exciting intersections and possible collaborations during the term of my laureateship.”
Want to hear more about what Rachelle has planned? We hope to see you at our meet and greet!