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debra magpie earling

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.



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.


Extended to July 18, 2014

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15% of your sale will go to support Write with Me, Read with Me—a creative writing workshop serving elementary kids on the Eastside of San Antonio.


Experience the powerful intersection of the right story and the right place. Workshops, camps, events–it’s all happening at SouthWord.

Our very first SouthWord Writing Festival launches this summer and runs from June 7 and Aug 9. . We’ve been working hard to make it something special. Expect the same great classes we always offer but with a little more oomph. We’ll have readings by some of the finest writers working today, a film screening of What Maisie Knew, book swap happy hours, Camp Ink! for the kids, and much more. It’ll be a summer full of literary offerings and fun get-togethers. And we kick it all off with Paletas y Poesia, a summer spectacular featuring San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero, Camp Ink! faculty booths, and the barrio big band Bombasta. The date is June 7, 2014 at the recently renovated Mission Marquee Plaza, formerly the Mission Drive-In Theater. It starts at 4pm. We hope you’ll join us for paletas, music, and a poetic kickoff to a very special summer.


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