Join the discussion on how our words can change our landscape

July 20, 2014

1–4pm at Gemini Ink

513 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78205, 210.734.9673


Many thanks to NOWCastSA and Charlotte-Anne Lucas for filming our Transforming Communities Through Writing Mini-Conference. VIEW IT HERE.



This weeks’ #SaturdayNightSocial on Lifetime is the disturbing YA novel-turned-film set in San Antonio about young girls getting high on choking themselves. It’s based on Choke, a book by Gemini faculty Diana López who will be here on August 2 for a workshop on publishing.






Jamaica-born poet Ishion Hutchinson reads from his award-winning collection Far District July 18 at 6:30pm at Trinity University in the Michael and Naomi Neidorff Gallery. He’s also leading a poetry workshop on Saturday at Gemini Ink titled Invocation—you too can learn to call upon outside forces in your poems. Sign up here.



debra magpie earling

Thanks to the NEA for this insightful Q&A with one of our great faculty members, Debra Magpie Earling.


NEA: What was your journey to becoming a creative writer?

EARLING: High school dropout. Married to an abusive alcoholic at 17. Divorced at 21. Then moved back in with ex. Had teeth rattled. Told I was stupid. Was knocked down. Bleeding. Knocked down before work. After work. Knocked unconscious. Busgirl. Black eye. Stupid. Waitress.