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Confront your fears and generate new material for your writing.

Burst through your writing barriers this summer. Take a workshop with our innovative instructors and stretch your writing in bold directions. Rewrite a story in six different ways, revolutionize the use of “I” in your lyric poetry, dive into the world of literary crime, learn the essence of powerful storytelling. These summer challenges and more await you at Gemini Ink.


Writing Picture Book Manuscripts in a Video Crazy World
Tue/Wed, July 7, 8, 14, 15, 6:30–8pm, $95
Instructor: Diane Gonzales Bertrand

Literary Perspectives: Get Chicana/o Lit
Tue, July 7 & 14, 6:30–8pm, $65
Instructor: Patricia Portales, PhD

Six Ways to Write a Story
Thu, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30–8pm, $95
Instructor: Bob Flynn

Poetry and Poetics of “We”
Sat, July 11, 10am–3pm, $95
Instructor: Barbara Jane Reyes

Crime and Fiction
Sat, July 11, 10am–3pm, $75
Instructor: Rod Davis

The Essence of Story
Sat, July 18, 10am–3pm, $95
Instructor: Mat Johnson

Sex is Good for Your Character
Sat, July 18, 10am–3pm, $75
Instructor: Marian Szczepanski

*All workshops have a class limit of 15
*Members—please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 10% discount on class registration.
*Saturday 10am–3pm workshops include a light snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch.
*View our cancellation policy here


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.