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June 2017

Veterans Writing Collective Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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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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Open Writers Workshop

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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July 2017

Veterans Writing Collective Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

July 19 @ 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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Open Writers Workshop

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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August 2017

Open Writers Workshop

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez & John McLennon

This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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September 2017

Nights of Neo-Noir–LA Confidential by James Ellroy

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$20.00
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Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

The glare of the 1980s changed the noir landscape. A new breed of noir, called neo-noir, went in new directions, incorporating diverse voices and perspectives. These hardboiled authors investigated more than just murder, but interrogated the shadowy social landscapes behind the crime scene itself. The settings expanded from Big City USA to suburban shopping malls and beyond. Join as we explore the classics of Neo-Noir.

LA Confidential is a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

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Veterans Writing Collective Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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. 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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Open Writers Workshop

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez & John McLennon

This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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October 2017

Poetry-Making: New Ways, New Work

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125.00
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Instructor: Pablo Miguel Martínez

Whether we’re experienced poets or new to the making of poems, finding sources for new work can be elusive. In this four-week workshop, participants will gain support and strategies for taking a distinct focused approach to generating poems. Allow a work of art to jump-start your writing, delve into writing in persona, and explore other groundbreaking ways into your poetry-making process. Participants will take away a sheaf of new poems and fresh pathways for generating work.

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The Controlled Burn of Flash Fiction

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125.00
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Instructor: Todd Wright

Immerse yourself in the world of short short fiction and discover where brevity can take you. In this four-week workshop, writers will expand their fiction-writing process by crafting their own short shorts as they read excellent short works by Jamaica Kincaid, Dave Eggers, Donald Barthelme, and Rahawa Haile. We will dissect the secrets of writing effective short short fiction as we attempt to discover what it is, why it is, and how we can find new sources of inspiration by discovering how less can truly be more.

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Nights of Neo-Noir–Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$20.00
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Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

The glare of the 1980s changed the noir landscape. A new breed of noir, called neo-noir, went in new directions, incorporating diverse voices and perspectives. These hardboiled authors investigated more than just murder, but interrogated the shadowy social landscapes behind the crime scene itself. The settings expanded from Big City USA to suburban shopping malls and beyond. Join as we explore the classics of Neo-Noir.

Meeting an anonymous client late on a sizzling summer night is asking for trouble. But trouble is Chicago private eye V.I. Warshwski's specialty.

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Veterans Writing Collective Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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. 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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“The Stance of Wonder”: Cultivating the Fiction Writer’s Habit of Readiness

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
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$155.00
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Instructor: Kevin McIlvoy

The central pleasure of our lives as storytellers is the practice of learning to be fully present to the luminous and dark wonders before us. In the roots and stems and leaves of our sentences; in the emerging reality of our characters; we learn to be in readiness for wonder. Our stories, including the strangest and the saddest, invite readers to welcome such life-altering readiness. Master teacher, Kevin McIlvoy will offer general guiding concepts for “readiness” as participants work to draft a story with intensive feedback.

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Open Writers Workshop

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez & John McLennon.

This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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November 2017

Creative Entrepreneurship: Methods for the Working Writer

November 1 @ 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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Intimate Spaces: Lyric Essays & Memoir from Personal Experience

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125.00
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Instructor: Saretta Morgan

How do your particular experiences and unique perspectives on desire, hurt, pleasure, and intimate moments materialize on the page? In this class, we will look at memoirs, essays, prose, poetry, and visual art to help you craft compelling lyric essays out of personal history and spaces. Our focus together will be on generating and revising resonant works of memoir. Participants are welcome to bring works-in-progress or come “fresh.” 

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The World of Our Characters: A Four-Week Fiction Workshop

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125.00
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Instructor: Joe Jiménez

How can we better develop the characters who live, love, struggle, lie, fight, move, resist, and sometimes even die in our stories? Energize your writing process by experimenting with different narrative styles and points of view, and looking more closely at scene development, revision, and other aspects of fiction writing. Come away with new writing and an array of tools for creating authentic, fully-realized characters in your short stories and novels.

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Writers as Readers: Using Reading to Generate New Poems

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$115.00
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Instructor: Sheila Black

The critic Harold Bloom once said “Shakespeare invented the human.” We won’t go that far, but much of what we think and feel about the world—how we construct our realities—comes from reading, from the works and words of authors we love. In this generative poetry workshop, we will explore how our reading can feed new writing.

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Nights of Neo-Noir–Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$20.00
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Facilitated by William Glenn & Eusebio Diaz

The glare of the 1980s changed the noir landscape. A new breed of noir, called neo-noir, went in new directions, incorporating diverse voices and perspectives. These hardboiled authors investigated more than just murder, but interrogated the shadowy social landscapes behind the crime scene itself. The settings expanded from Big City USA to suburban shopping malls and beyond. Join as we explore the classics of Neo-Noir.

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

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Veterans Monthly Writing Lab with Sarah Colby

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free
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. 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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