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 us for an evening of both literary and culinary samplings, as we preview the summer installment of Jim La Villa-Havelin’s yearlong literary trip around the world.
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.
Actor, director, and all-around 21st-century Renaissance man James Franco dedicates much of his time to paying homage to poets like Frank Bidart, Hart Crane, C. K. Williams, and others through short art films. Appreciate these poets in a novel light through Franco’s films, reconnecting their works to modern existence. Required readings will be provided.
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.