Our Programs

Everybody uses words. Without words, you couldn’t have a thought. Without words, you couldn’t share who you are, remember your past, or dream about your future…

We all have a stake in words and how best to use them. The better we choose and use our words, the more our community prospers. That’s why at Gemini Ink, we nurture readers, writers and keepers of oral traditions — everyone from the elementary school kid and the at-risk teen to the polished professional and the elder wanting to tell her family stories. For more than a decade we’ve supported you and your words through our programs:

WRITERS IN COMMUNITIES (WIC) sends professional writers into diverse community settings to work alongside students of all ages, needs, interests, and abilities in free workshops based on oral traditions, readings, and creative writing.

OPEN CLASSROOM, comprising Autograph Series and the new Breakthrough Thinkers, presents writers of national and international stature—many of them recipients of major prizes such as the Pulitzer or National Book Award—in free public performances followed by audience Q&A.

UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS (UWW) offers three semesters of fee-based reading groups and workshops and also many free literary events, all led by professional writers, scholars, and interdisciplinary artists.

DRAMATIC READERS THEATER (DRT) features professional actors interpreting literary works in free performances, often accompanied by original music, in museums, universities, and other community settings.

Our programs offer you free performances by writers of international reputation — writers such as Tim O’Brien, Ha Jin, Edward P. Jones, Grace Paley, or Margaret Atwood. Our workshops sharpen creativity and enhance clear thinking. Our reading groups and Readers Theater performances honor the spoken and written word. Most of our programming is free!