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Gemini Ink is excited to announce the launch of a new monthly tradition created in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation. Family- and pet-friendly. Plenty of parking. BYOB. Each reading features local, regional, and nationally-recognized authors reading alongside emerging writers from across San Antonio. Join us each month as we celebrate our city’s vibrant literary culture.

Writers are invited to map their personal journey on the page. Our goals will include the development of a consistent writing practice, building tools that support this daily work, taking on new challenges and prompts, and allowing ourselves to trust our own instincts with our work.

Spoken Word Poetry Youth Workshop
Instructors: Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson & Christopher “Rooster” Martínez
Date/Time: Sun, July 21, 9am–12:30pm
Location: Gemini Ink offices, 1111 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Cost: Free
Register: Please contact Larissa Hernandez at 210-734-9673

The Spilled Ink Project is a writing workshop for young people to learn about the process of crafting spoken word poetry and creating original work while receiving feedback and guidance from distinguished writers and performers—Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson & Christopher “Rooster” Martinez.

The Spilled Ink Project is designed for young adult writers (13-17 years-old) of any experience level. Workshop attendees will create writing in the vein of spoken word poetry, and examine and discuss how spoken word differentiates itself from page poetry, and be given practical techniques they can incorporate into their own performance style. This workshop helps to translate a writer’s words from page to performance by providing attendees a glimpse into the world of professional performance artistry as a poet and giving them tips for becoming published writers.

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson (poet, singer, hip-hop artist) serves as a Writer In the Communities for Gemini Ink, co-hosts: 2nd Verse, and hosts Jazz & Poetry with a Purpose. Her work is inspired by her love of community. She has been published in The Texas ObserverPariah A1nthology SFA PressSycorax’s Daughters, and Cedar Groove Publishing. She released a long-anticipated single, “Waiting For Me,” in December of 2017. She recently received two awards: Influencer of the Year 2017 and Dream Voice, and appeared on the cover of The San Antonio Current.



Christopher ‘Rooster’ Martinez is a local San Antonio poet, and community organizer awarded a poet in residence at Lanier High School, and a recent graduate student at Our Lady of the Lake University's MA-MFA program. He co-founded the Blah Poetry Spot in 2012. He is also an organizer and coach with Fresh Ink Youth Slam.

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This collective’s mission is to encourage the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants offer honest, positive, and constructive feedback. Geared to all active duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.

Gemini Ink presents a free public reading and a ticketed luncheon with award-winning poet Terrance Hayes.

Hours: 10a — 4p, Monday through Friday to guarantee GI staff presence.

Rates: Prices do not include member discount

$10 daily use rate
$40 weekly rate
$100 monthly rate

15% discount for members, students, & veterans in accordance with standard Gemini Ink practice.

Gemini Ink members at the Bestseller level or higher receive regular access to the Co-Working Space as a member benefit.

These rates include Internet access, coffee/tea, access to break room, and other resources. Use of the Gemini Ink printer optional at an additional cost of ten cents per page.

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