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In his first novel after his acclaimed The English Patient (Booker Award Winner), Ondaatje sets this powerful tale in Sri Lanka, where Anil, a forensic anthropologist works to uncover the source of murders engulfing the island. In her search she unfolds much more. Ondaatje at his most evocative.

This co-operative workshop expands on the idea of “writing as activism” with participants determining topics for prompts and writing exercises.

Explore what form is, then build it with blocks of carefully selected details, with Debra Monroe.

Exercise your ability to talk in poems by using a persona, playing with stanza lengths, and implementing unexpected rhythm and beat. Explore a vast sea of poetic realms that will enliven your art.

Gemini Ink, in collaboration with Our Lady of the Lake University and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, invite you to enjoy two free events featuring Urayoán Noel along with the opportunity to expand your own knowledge of performance poetry in a daylong workshop with the poet. Each event is followed by a book sale & signing—books will be available through The Twig Book Shop.

Urayoán Noel is an author, literary critic, translator, performer, and Assistant Professor at New York University. His new collection of poems is Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015). Other poetic works include Hi-Density Politics (2010), and Kool Logic/La lógica kool (2005). He is the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), winner of the Latina/o Studies Book Prize. (more…)

Join 2015 Poet Laureate of the State of Texas Carmen Tafolla for IMAGEN MI BARRIO, a FREE writing workshop sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Bibliotech Digital Library.

Students will write poetry, flash fiction and short creative non-fiction pieces—to be collected by Dr. Tafolla for an online publication (ebook) featured in the Bibliotech Digital Library. (more…)

Find a supportive community of young writers in these Free Online Workshops facilitated by South Texas poet Edward Vidaurre (I Took My Barrio on a Road Trip (Slough Press, 2013), Insomnia (El Zarape Press, 2014), Beautiful Scars: Elegiac Beat Poems (El Zarape Press, 2015). The compiled poems and stories will be published in an e-book (readable on computers and other devices) and made available to the Bexar County community through the Bibliotech Digital Library.