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Guadalupe Home is a transitional living program for homeless expectant mothers and homeless mothers with infants. Current residents recently worked writing children’s stories with writer Sonya Barrera Eddy through our Writers in Communities program. Their collection of stories, The Magic Mirror, was illustrated by local artist/storyteller Xavier Garza.

Visit our event page for more information: http://geminiink.org/event/guadalupe-home-reading-book-launch/

Following the St. John’s College “Great Books” discussion model, Earth Talks brings the community together to look at selected texts and ask essential questions. (more…)

Luna Luna disses with author Debra Monroe who reads this Friday, August 8, for our SouthWord Festival Wrap-Up.

  I’m obsessed with minute details about lives of women who accumulated power in times and places that discouraged them. I’m grateful to radical feminists because they made women like me seem moderate and so we got away with more, but I’m fascinated by women who increased their influence without explicitly breaking rules, women who held onto traditional facets of identity while adapting them. 
Debra Monroe

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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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.

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