Gemini Ink Writers Conference

July 21-23, 2017

Writing for Change

Conference to be held at the historic downtown El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78205

About the Conference

Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s literary arts center, is holding its 2nd annual Writers Conference July 21-23rd, 2017 at the historic downtown El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. The conference focus is Writing for Change and will explore the role writing can play in reflecting and driving social, aesthetic and personal change. We seek a diverse array of perspectives on this topic and aim to engage in a dynamic conversation on the many ways the literary arts can be a catalyst for transformation in our contemporary American society.

Whether you're new to writing, seeking to recharge your craft, or looking to make connections, the Gemini Ink Writers Conference offers a vibrant literary community of regional and national authors, editors, and publishing professionals.

This year's keynote speaker is Pablo Miguel Martínez, with featured talks by literary industry experts Tom Payton and Clay Smith. Showcased authors are Helena María Viramontes, Brian Turner, Patricia Spears Jones and Octavio Quintanilla, with special guest Marilyn Atlas, LA Talent/Literary Manager and Producer.

The 3-day conference will comprise a full schedule of workshops, readings, panel presentations and a small press book fair, with free evening events and after-parties.

Join us and our featured authors in South Texas this July and come away with a wealth of new information and advice for your own writing life. Expand your craft. Explore new and challenging creative territories and partake in some Serious. Literary. Fun!

Your conference gave us a chance to read and showcase our work and connect with many emerging and award-winning writers and editors in a smaller yet dynamic, accessible, warm and inclusive environment—a very special writer's conference in the heart of South Texas. Thank you for this experience, and I look forward to many more.

–Robin Carstensen, attendee and panelist at the 2016 Gemini Ink Inaugural Writers Conference




Book Fair