Creating opportunities for gathering has always been a central feature of Tilly’s work. In these pandemic times, spending time together at nurturing and fascinating events matters more than ever. Here is your Good is Better event calendar. 

Upcoming Events

Rose River Rose Making Workshop on Tues 27 October, 6 – 7 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

Make roses, share stories, and see your roses become part of a nationwide memorial to the devastation of COVID19. Rose making gatherings are best enjoyed with the rose making craft supplies in hand, but if you don’t have your supplies yet you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans!

Rose River Rose Making Workshop on Thurs 5 November, 9 – 10 am Pacific Time on Zoom

Make roses, share stories, and see your roses become part of a nationwide memorial to the devastation of COVID19. Rose making gatherings are best enjoyed with the rose making craft supplies in hand, but if you don’t have your supplies yet you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans!

Rose River Rose Making Workshop on Sun 8 November, 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

We are so pleased to be a feature event of Reimagine’s Fall Festival, Creating Space – a  curated collection of community-driven events that explore death and celebrate life. Join fellow makers as well as members of the Rose River team to make roses, share stories, and see your roses become part of a nationwide memorial to the devastation of COVID19. Rose making gatherings are best enjoyed with the rose making craft supplies in hand, but if you don’t have your supplies yet you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans!

Storytime for the Apocalypse #13 on Mon 30 Nov, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

This is the final Storytime for 2020, we’re on hiatus until February 2021. A curated virtual storytime for grown-ups, Storytime for the Apocalypse is a hopeful, frank, uplifting and nurturing hour for people to read beautiful published writing out loud to one another. Listen to – or read – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, exploring the broadest interpretation of the theme apocalypse (remember, it means to remove the veil). It’s the storytime you loved in primary school, all grown up for these complex times.

purple artistic lighting on a church wall

Past Events

Rose River Rose Making Workshop, Sun 11 October, 6 – 7 pm Pacific Time on Zoom in English

As part of the nationwide Week of Mourning program (an initiative of Marked by COVID founder Kristin Urquiza and Cleve Jones the originator of the NAMES AIDS Memorial Quilt), we are hosting a rose making gathering. Make roses, share stories, and see your roses become part of a nationwide memorial to the devastation of COVID19. Join fellow makers as well as members of the Rose River team Allison Saunders, Marcos Lutyens, and Dr Tilly Hinton to learn about the project and make some roses. Rose making gatherings are best enjoyed with the rose making craft supplies in hand, but if you don’t have your supplies yet you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans!

Letting Destiny Decide who’ll read, Mon 12 October at 6:30 pm Pacific Time on Instagram Live

There are only two Storytimes remaining in 2020. The October lineup is looking wonderful and then for November Tilly decided an allstars episode would be a perfect ribbon to tie around this year. With 47 incredible readers on the books, actually choosing which four to bring back to the November stage would be impossible. They’re all amazing! So, we’re letting destiny do the work. Live on Instagram, Tilly will draw from a hat the names of November’s four readers.

Cameos from LA River X Guest Hosts all week on Instagram TV starting Sat 10 Oct

Get to know LA River X alums as they envision the river in a hundred thousand years, introduce us to friends at the river, talk about their fascinations, relive the moment they realized Los Angeles has a river, and more.

Frogtown Virtual Artwalk from Fri 16 – Sun 18 Oct online

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective has transformed Frogtown Artwalk into a virtual event this year. It’s an incredible program – from postcard making to puppets to rock ‘n’ roll, a juried art show, pedicab poetry, weaving, neon, sandwich making, studio visits, and more. The festival “The Art of Frogtown” recasts its focus on artists, businesses, residents, and cultural art programming that have made Frogtown/Elysian Valley an enclave of vibrancy, ingenuity, and creativity. Tilly is so proud to be an ambassador for this event.

Reading the River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams on Fri 16 October, 5 – 6 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

A special Frogtown Artwalk event featuring live and pre-recorded readings of Lewis’ poetry by friends, family, FoLAR colleagues, noted poets, and some surprise guests. “Reading the River” will be moderated live from the banks of the Los Angeles River by journalist Rex Weiner, a Beyond Baroque board member and Frogtown resident. Tilly will read from The River: Book One.

LA River X Panel Discussion – “Look at the LA River – What do you see?” on Sat 17 October, 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

A special Frogtown Artwalk event. How do we get a restless and distracted city to notice and know the Los Angeles River? And which river do we mean? The meek and meager ruin of a real river, or the river of imagination and possibility? Even if Angelenos have never laid eyes on it, how to make them see it with their brains and understand why it matters to them, too? And most importantly: who are the audiences for these visions? They’re the ones to make it happen. LA River X imagines a way to let the river once again sing in its many voices, ancient and modern. Join the acclaimed writer, columnist, and broadcaster Patt Morrison (LA Times, Spectrum News) as she moderates a virtual panel discussion with LA River X founding curator Dr. Tilly Hinton and three LA River X guest hosts Margaret Gallagher, T. Chick McClure, and Peter Bennett. Patt Morrison is also the author of “Rio L.A., Tales from the Los Angeles River” – a book with photographer Mark LaMonica. Iconic sandwich shop Wax Paper are making a sandwich in honor of this event.

Rose River Rose Making Workshop on Sun 18 October, 2 – 3:15 pm Pacific Time on Zoom in English

A special Frogtown Artwalk event, make roses while enjoying virtual views of the Los Angeles River and seeing how Artwalk artists are customizing and styling their Rose River rose contributions. Rose making gatherings are best enjoyed with the rose making craft supplies in hand, but if you don’t have your supplies yet you can make a practice rose with a spare sheet of paper, or an old pair of jeans!

Rose River Rose Making Workshop on Sun 18 October, 3:30 – 4:45 pm Pacific Time on Zoom en Español

Un evento especial del Frogtown Artwalk.  Usted puede crear rosas con nosotros mientras disfruta de vistas virtuales del rio de Los Angeles, y mientras ve cómo artistas del Artwalk están decorando su contribución de rosa para nuestro proyecto Rose River.

Storytime for the Apocalypse #12 on Mon 26 Oct, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Pacific Time on Zoom

Cancelled for October. In its place I recommend curling up with a book, listening to a podcast, making art, or requesting a handpicked recording of a previous Storytime just for your listening ears.