Every year Gemini Ink honors a great San Antonio writer with the Award of Literary Excellence at our annual gala, Inkstravaganza. This year our honoree is the beloved journalist and distinguished author…
Jan Jarboe Russell
October 13, 2016
(Inkstravaganza raffle tickets can be purchased here! Drawing takes place the night of the event. Check out all the amazing items up for grabs!)
Jan Jarboe Russell has been a guiding light of San Antonio’s literary scene for many years. From her columns as a young journalist at the San Antonio Express-News to her recent bestselling and New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Train to Crystal City, her writing has been a voice for our city—sometimes amusing us, often moving us, and always gifting us with stories we would never have found without her.
The theme for the evening is Finding My Place in the World: San Antonio the Beautiful. We begin with the perfect margarita—made according to Ms. Russell’s secret recipe—with live musical accompaniment by Juan and Armando Tejeda, and move through an art sale by some of Ms. Russell’s favorite contemporary artists, including Anita Valencia and Kathleen Trenchard. Then it is on to a festive dinner, prepared and presented old San Antonio style. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by the author, recounting highlights of her legendary career and 30-year love affair with San Antonio. We will also be holding a raffle of packages that celebrate Jan Jarboe Russell’s many favorite San Antonio things.
Historians $10,000 – Highest Sponsor billing: premier-seating table for eight; eight Cruz Ortiz designed t-shirts; eight complimentary raffle tickets; major event sponsor recognition on invitation, program, and online.
Biographers $5,000 – Sponsor billing: preferred-seating table for eight; six Cruz Ortiz designed t-shirts; recognition on invitation, program, and online.
Columnists $2,500 – Sponsor billing: preferred-seating table for eight; four Cruz Ortiz designed t-shirts; recognition on invitation, program, and online.
Journalists $1,500 – Table for eight; recognition on invitation, program,and online.
Single Ticket $150