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TUPLOGOWords Matter Series

Gemini Ink and Trinity University Press join together to present a series of classes and lectures created around the vital life of the written word. These classes take place at The Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court.

Join us for a free reading and Q&A with Kevin McIlvoy that takes place on Fri, Oct 20 at the Trinity University Holt Center.

This workshop takes place Sat-Sun, Oct 21-22, from 10am-1pm.

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.


Kevin McIlvoy has taught creative writing for over twenty-five years and recently served as Interim Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College. He was Editor-in-Chief of the national literary magazine, Puerto del Sol and has served on the Board of Directors of national writing organizations, such as the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. A hybrid collection of fiction and prose poems, 57 Octaves Below Middle C (Four Way Books), is due out in September 2017. His most recent books are a story collection, The Complete History of New Mexico (Graywolf Press), and the novels, Hyssop and Little Peg, now available on Kindle.



This is a multiple session class taking place on Wed, Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, & 13. 

Whether writing a short story, screenplay, or novel, mine the richest material you have: your personal history. Complete short assignments and in-class exercises, taking a memory from your life and transforming it into a scene, chapter, or short story. Learn to reveal characters through action, heightening conflict, and story structure.

Billy Taylor Billy Taylor is the author of Based on the Movie, a comic novel inspired by his years of working in the film industry, and Thieving Weasels, a YA thriller to be published in 2016 by Dial Books for Young Readers.

*Members—please sign up by phone at 210.734.9673 to receive 10% discount on class registration.
Saturday 10am–3pm workshops include a light snack. Please bring a brown bag lunch.
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