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Celebrate National Poetry Month by supporting the Writers in Communities (WIC) program, and independent publishing. A special presentation will be given by artist/writer Regina Moya, whose recent work with WIC includes poetry and painting workshops for children ages 9–16 in the Migrant Children’s Project. The evening also includes a special performance by musician/poet Andrea Vocab Sanderson and honors local small press publisher Wings Press. Proceeds benefit Voices de la Luna, and the Writers in Communities program.

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Serving migrant children ages 9–17 at the Casa Blanca Children’s Shelter in San Antonio,The Migrant Children’s Project provides workshops in painting and poetry with artist and writer Regina Moya. Most of these children are deported back to the dangerous situations that they hoped to leave behind in their homelands of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. However, the Migrant Children’s Project offers them a ray of hope—the opportunity to share their life stories and dreams through art—and an inspiring glimpse of life in the United States. In Moya’s words: “The kids benefit tremendously from the hours they spend writing and painting. They know that despite the uncertainty of their lives at this time, they are able to create something beautiful that fills them with pride.”

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We’re proud to announce the publication of Borderline: Out Of Mind, a compilation of student writing from three poetry workshops that took place over the summer and fall of 2015 at the Cyndi Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center and Mission Road. These workshops were made possible due to the generous support of Bexar County and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gemini Ink hosted these workshops as part of our Writers in Communities program, which was founded with the mission to bring the joy of reading and writing to community settings across San Antonio by encouraging students to find their voices and gain the tools of written creative expression that ultimately lead to growth. A private reading took place at Gemini Ink on Tues, Jan 12, 2016. (more…)

We love our partners and students 😍. Here are some photos from the Rackspace Storybook Day Project at Windcrest Elementary from last week. Storybook Day is part of our Read with Me/Write with Me project in Northeast ISD. (more…)

That’s a Writers in Communities book U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera has in his hand! —here with poet Glover Davis at the Guadalupe Cultural Center. Hope you caught one of his presentations while he was in town this week.

Juan Felipe Herrera with Glover Davis

 

 

 

 

Writers in Communities Tinta Digital Readings from Gemini Ink on Vimeo.

Gemini Ink, in partnership with BiblioTech, the nation’s first digital public library, hosted a year-long festival of literary arts education and outreach in San Antonio’s Southside. Tinta Digital (Digital Ink) offered four writing residencies that were held at the BiblioTech Library—all culminated in neighborhood literary pachangas. Thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts for helping us fund this wonderful project!

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