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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.”

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Many thanks to Vince T. Davis and the San Antonio Express-News for highlighting this important project! Read the article in full here.

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nan-cuba-gemini-ink_credit-al-rendon2When artifacts from our current day are analyzed, what writing will represent us? A stock report? An article about Kim Kardashian? Or a story by Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize? —Nan Cuba

Thanks to The Rivard Report for this piece on Gemini Ink founder, Nan Cuba.


Nan is this year’s Inkstravaganza honoree!


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