Shout out to The San Antonio Current for featuring the Migrant Children’s Project. Thanks for putting light on these young artists and writers—and on this work. Read the article in full at this link: http://bit.ly/1UVeVdr
Ongoing at Gemini Ink is “Poetry, Film, and James Franco,” a workshop led by San Antonio playwright and poet Gregg Barrios. It is the first course of its kind to examine the experimental films of James Franco and the works of poetry that inspired them.
The cost of the workshop is $65. Registration is still open and three full sessions remain March 24, 31, and April 7 from 6:30p.m.–8 p.m. Required readings will be provided.
The idea for the workshop stems from Barrios’s current collaboration with Franco–a book by the same title. “Early on after I became acquainted with James, we were trying to figure out what to do together,” Barrios told Out In SA. “He told me he had all these films he had made over the years while working on his MFAs at NYU, UCLA, and Warren Wilson College. He said, ‘Why don’t we start there? So that became an idea to do a book that would entail and use all those films, and to interview the poets that he took the poems from.”
Continue reading at http://outinsa.com/gemini-ink-explores-the-work-of-james-franco/
Many thanks to Vince T. Davis and the San Antonio Express-News for highlighting this important project! Read the article in full here.
Photo © Al Rendon
We’re excited to announce we’ve received a $25,000 NEA grant to support Tinta Digital (“Digital Ink”), a year-long festival of literary arts education and outreach programs. Writing workshop residencies will be led by professional writers and offered to adults, seniors, and youth, resulting in digital publications that will establish a Tinta Digital Community Literature Collection within the Bexar County BiblioTech (library). (more…)