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By crafting language, poets “raise words beyond speech to create dream states and invoke apocalyptic forces and transcendent powers.” And in order to wield poetry’s full magical potential, we must be comfortable wielding its tools. Join us for a day-long workshop that explores devices like repetition, personification, rhyme, and ‘spell-like’ prosody, and also includes plenty of generative exercises divined both from poems and magical tools and talismans.

These days, writing or reading a 700-page novel seems daunting. Flash fiction satisfies readers who love stories but don’t have time to read. This short form allows the writer to focus on every word and every choice in structure. In this two-part class, we’ll spend the first evening talking about the form, reading examples to spur us on to write our own, and revel in the marvels of brevity. In the second, we’ll read what we’ve written and offer suggestions for improvement.

When we are silenced, what power can be found in choosing to be silent?

Write your own contributions to the literary corpus for artworks frequently featured in ekphrastic poetry.

This is a free peer-driven workshop facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and John McLennon—held the last Monday of every month. Bring 6-10 copies of your work to share. Open to all writers.

In memoir, the reader must be persuaded that the narrator is writing honestly, whether or not he/she is, is secondary. This workshop will consist of a number of exercises which will help to get us started when working on a memoir essay.