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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.

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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.

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What: Guadalupe Home Reading & Book Release
When: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30pm
Where: Gemini Ink

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In this bilingual/bicultural workshop, we will look at memoir as embellished truth. Looking at authors Domingo Martinez to Joan Didion, we will explore how techniques of fiction are used to craft memoirs that get at the “truth” of experience. You will build your skills through playful exercises designed to help you bring memory alive. The course will include a review of publishing outlets, including social media and blogging.

$50 for 4 sessions: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, and 20, Thursdays, 6–8 pm
Class size: 20

barbara 2010Bárbara Renaud González is a freelance writer, journalist and activist. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. Her book Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? was published in 2009 by UT Press. González’s most recent project is an interactive children’s book for: The Boy Made of Lightning, based on the boyhood of Willie C.Velásquez. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Since the days of Homer, writing about visual art has had an important place in poetry. This class welcomes both writers and visual artists to examine different forms of ekphrasis, from poems focused solely on description to those using art objects as metaphor. We will consider works by divergent visual artists and how their messages might be translated or expanded by tools available to the poet, such as rhyme and rhythm, simile and metaphor, and voice and tone.

$50 for 4 sessions: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, and 20, Thursdays, 6–8 pm
Class size: 20

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