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July 2017

Viva Tacoland Reading

July 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Join us for readings by Writers conference panelists and attendees in a relaxed, beer garden setting. Spoken Word Artist Christopher “Rooster” Martínez emcees.

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Saturday Night Reading & Reception

July 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
El Centro de Artes, 101 S Santa Rosa Ave
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Featured authors are Brian Turner, Patricia Spears Jones, Helena María Viramontes and Octavio Quintanilla. This is part of the 2017 Gemini Ink Writers Conference.

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August 2017

Veterans Writing Collective Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

August 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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CC.The U.S. Army

The mission of this collective is to encourage the art of writing and to provide a workshop environment in which participants offer honest, positive and constructive feedback on members’ writing. The group is geared to all active duty military, veterans, and immediate family members and open to writers of all levels working in all genres, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, drama, and journaling.

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September 2017

Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

September 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Free
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Join us for readings by local and Gemini Ink visiting writers in a relaxed, beer garden setting.

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Inkstravaganza honoring Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$175.00
Tomas Ybarra Frausto Inkstravaganza

This year, Gemini Ink honors distinguished scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto with the Award for Literary Excellence at our annual Inkstravaganza gala. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Ph.D. is an independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. He was formerly the Associate director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was also a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He served as chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the…

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October 2017

Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout


October 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

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Kevin McIlvoy: Reading and Q&A with Reception

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
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Master Creative Writing teacher and award-winning Poet & Fiction writer comes to San Antonio.

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Kenny Fries & Sheila Black: “Writing the Body” Talk and Q&A with Halloween Reception

October 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
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Kenny Fries

Join us for a talk with two noted authors who’ve written extensively on disability poetics and the body. Celebrate our flesh-and-blood existence on the most ghostly night of all!

This event takes place at The Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court.

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November 2017

Creative Entrepreneurship: Methods for the Working Writer

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Instructor: Kenny Fries

Discover an array of practical and inspiring methods for empowering your writing life. One writer to another, we’ll actively explore short-term and long-term goal setting; real-life budgeting; researching appropriate grants and residencies; drafting cover letters, and submitting winning applications. We’ll also discuss alternative sources of income and creating a vibrant Internet/social media presence. Gain practical tools for becoming successful and self-sufficient.

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Book Club: In the Province of the Gods (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) by Kenny Fries

November 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms.

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Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

November 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Free
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Join us for readings by local and visiting writers in a relaxed, beer garden setting.

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Join the #GivingTuesday Movement

November 28, 2017
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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TW Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

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December 2017

Book Club: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Facilitated by Sheila Black.

Join us for our monthly book plática. Light drinks and snacks are provided. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch.

From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

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Holiday Open House

December 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Join us for our annual open house celebrating the holiday season. Enjoy staff-crafted food and drink, with featured readings by students from  our fall fiction and memoir workshops with Joe Jímenez and Saretta Morgan. Hear some of the great work being generated at Gemini Ink and share your own at our open mic. Guests—feel free to bring a potluck dish of your choosing.

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January 2018

Peregrinas: California Women Poets in the Southwest

January 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
PEREGRINAS

Come out for a special talk, reading, and book signing featuring four California Latinx writers: Marisol Baca, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, poet Yaccaira Salvatierra and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal.

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Book Club: The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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Facilitated by Sheila Black.

When it was published in 1995, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. Now with a new introduction that discusses her memoir’s impact on her family, this unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.

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Poetry at The Twig

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Reading & Book Signing with Wendy Barker, Natalia Treviño, and George Wallace.

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February 2018

Spring Open House & Book Launch for J.R. Helton

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Helton Book Launch

Join us for a sneak preview of our spring writing workshops and literary events. Sip wine, enjoy finger food, visit with the writers who will be teaching our classes, and celebrate the book launch of Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions (Liveright/Norton 2018) by our very own J. R. Helton.

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Handmaid’s Tale Tea at The Twig

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Free
Handmaid's Tale Tea

Book-lovers and Atwood fans are invited to join us to sip tea and contemplate Atwood's timely classic—now an acclaimed Hulu series. Handmaid costumes optional.

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San Antonio’s Literary History: A Plática with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Bryce Milligan

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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A year-long series of pláticas—public conversations—considering San Antonio’s rich multi-cultural literary history led by noted local scholars Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Bryce Milligan. The first will feature readings from the newly published Literary San Antonio (TCU Press). Participating writers y luminarios literarios include Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos, San Antonio and Texas Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, journalist Cary Clack, and San Antonio book collector Bill Fisher.

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