We’ve been awarded a Matching Challenge Grant by the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. Every dollar you give in this year’s Annual Campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar! It’s another great reason to support our excellent literary arts programs in your end-of-the-year giving.
“The experience of La Voz was an enlightening time for me. It was my first time EVER using my voice in that way to share something that I believed in so strongly, and having people react to it was an incredible feeling. It definitely showed me a new world I never knew about and I will never be able to stress how meaningful of an experience this was for me.” —Victoria Falcon on La Voz de San Antonio, 2014 La Voz 14-19 age group winner
My eyes are alive again
My heart is expanding
Joy floods my spirit – My spirit soars
Lethargy is thrown off like
a heavy winter coat
I have bounce in my step. Why?
Writing class has started again, thanks to Gemini Ink!
—Velitta Prather on Recetas de mi vida (Recipes of My Life), a writing workshops for seniors featured here.
Gemini Ink’s 2014 Autograph Series brought novelist Robert Boswell and David Tomas Martinez, a poet and Canto Mundo Fellow to San Antonio. Upon hearing these great writers, my students understood that literature is not merely printed on a page; it is alive and sentient. Words can change a life and Gemini Ink’s work proves this, again and again. –Patricia Portales, Author and San Antonio College Professor
Your support makes all this and more possible:
$25 – puts a writer into a local classroom for one hour
$50 – pays for 15 printed broadsides featuring writing by local youth
$75 – gets a young writer into a Drug Court workshop for three hours
$100 – pays for ten anthologies showcasing community writers
$200 – supports half the work to design and edit an online anthology