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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.

Free coffee and a warm place to write—join Gemini Ink and see where your words will take you.

Unlike a formal workshop, writing labs are a time and space to write in a group setting. Share your work in progress. Get encouragement and feedback from fellow writers. As a member, you can participate in as many member-led writing labs as you like.

Open Writers

Share your works-in-progress in this peer-driven workshop.
Hosted by Dario Beniquez
Last Monday of every month, 6:30–8pm, Ongoing

Writing as Activism

Engage your creative imagination.
Hosted by Rene Jaime Gonzalez
Tuesdays, Mar 3-May 5, 2–4pm

Writing for Young Readers

Make time to scribble that story for your child, or your inner child.
Hosted by Lisa Cortez Walden
Thursdays, Mar 5-April 30, 12–1:30pm (May 7 session has been cancelled)

Voice Lab

Explore many genres of writing and build your voice in a focused, supportive environment.
Hosted by Julia Jarrell
Fridays, Mar 6-May 1, 9:30am–1pm

Non-members are welcome to come check out one FREE session.  Register by emailing