Autograph Series 2017 :: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

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    December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Across the Seasons Reading

    December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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CWC offers three semesters of fair cost fee-based workshops and also many free literary events, all led by professional writers, scholars, and interdisciplinary artists. Whether the last thing you wrote was a poem in high school or you are a published emerging author, CWC writing classes provide a warm supportive writing community and the opportunity to develop your skills.

Writing is an ongoing process and anything we do to reinvigorate or continue that process helps us grow as artists and individuals. Gemini Ink teaches the craft of writing in a way that is approachable, supportive and inspiring. Our workshops are intimate, encourage active participation from all those involved, and are based on a spirit of inclusiveness and community-building. Each seasonal calendar we offer a wide range of classes, in style and level, so that you may find the workshop that is perfect for you.  If you don’t know where to start, please call us at: (210) 734-9673. Or email our Creative Writing Classes Program Director, Alexandra van de Kamp, at:

Accommodating job and family schedules and limited budgets, all CWC classes are eligible for teachers’ continuing education credit, and Gemini Ink works to secure underwriting to provide full and partial scholarships and help ensure the diversity of our classes.

Workshop with Reality Hunger author David Shields.

Workshop with Reality Hunger author David Shields.


Writers in Communities (WIC) provides free writing workshops to students of all ages. WIC sends professional writers into community settings such as homeless shelters, schools, community centers and detention facilities to provide underserved populations with the ability to tell their stories. WIC participants learn many different genres from poetry to memoir and because most WIC workshops result in publication, the experience represents for many their first acknowledged success with language. WIC builds literary and, more important, promotes a lifelong engagement with reading and writing as a vital form of reflection, discovery, and growth. Since 2012, WIC participant numbers have more than doubled. WIC now serves over 1,600 San Antonio residents year through our excellent multi-session creative writing workshops. WIC transforms lives by helping people of all ages find their voices and tell their stories.  


Autograph Series 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 performance followed by audience Q&A and book signing. Autograph is one of the only such series in the nation offered to the public at no cost. The series is supported by grants from the Russell Hill Rogers Foundation and the San Antonio Area Foundation. The series also includes a ticketed luncheon with the visiting writer, featuring a talk with the author followed by audience Q&A and a book signing. Previous Autograph writers have included Margaret Atwood, Grace Paley, Tim O’Brien, Edward P. Jones, Ha Jin, Luis Alberto Urrea, Philip Levine, and Sandra Cisneros.

Save the date! May 4–5, 2017

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera


Come to San Antonio, a historic multicultural jewel in the heart of South Texas. Immerse yourself for four days in all things about the book in our rapidly evolving American literary landscape. Turn a working manuscript into a powerful and marketable book. Take workshops with four master writers in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Expand your craft as you explore challenging and new creative territories. Participate in an array of panels addressing everything from trade paperbacks and e-books to the cutting edge of LGBT literature. Learn about the essential role of book arts while acquiring tips on social media for writers. Celebrate the state of the book in all its current and shifting forms, and interact with diverse, nationally recognized writers in workshops, panels, roundtables, small press fairs, readings, and after parties.

Helena Viramontes and Brian Turner, Writers Conference 2017

Helena Viramontes and Brian Turner, Writers Conference 2017


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