Dan Vera and Jennifer Bartlett, Keynote Speakers
Fri–Sat, July 24–25, 2015
Gain insights from keynote speakers Dan Vera and Jennifer Bartlett about how writing from the margins can transform community. How can marginalized voices and perspectives be brought to the center? In break-out sessions, discuss pedagogical strategies for teaching writing in communities that can be transformative.
Dan Vera was born in South Texas and is the author of Speaking Wiri Wiri (2013), recipient of the inaugural Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize; and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (2008). Vera has served on the boards of Split This Rock and Rainbow History Project. LatinoStories.com named him a 2014 Top Ten “New” Latino Author to Watch (and Read). He lives in Washington, DC.
Jennifer Bartlett’s most recent book is Autobiography/Anti-Autobiography (theenk Books, 2014). Bartlett also co-edited, with Sheila Black and Michael Northen, Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Bartlett has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Fund for Poetry, and the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. She is currently writing a biography of poet Larry Eigner.
Call for Proposals
Gemini Ink seeks presentations from creative writing instructors who share the belief that everyone can tell their story through transformative creative experiences. Topics could include anything from class plans to teaching strategies to working in the after-school environment.
Proposals may be an individual presentation (20 minutes) or a full panel/workshop (1 hour).
Gemini Ink will review and accept panels on a first come first reviewed basis. Gemini Ink does not currently have funds to underwrite travel to San Antonio. However, panelists are welcome to sell books.
Download the proposal application at HERE and send to Alexandra van de Kamp, Creative Writing Classes Program Director at uww.geminiink@gmail by July 15, 2015.
Download Proposal Application