Take Your Storytelling to the Next Level

We believe in the vital role creative writing can play in an individual’s life and personal development. Our writing classes are open to everyone. We provide a warm supportive writing community for writers of all levels. Gemini Ink offers excellent, fair-cost workshops by published writers year-round.

COVID-19 Update: Our classes are slowly moving back to in-person; most of them are now HYBRID: participants can take the class in-person or online via Zoom.. For regular updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for our email newsletter or simply come back to this page.

Gemini Ink is an approved TEA provider for CPE (Continuing Professional Education). Educators seeking recertification can attend our classes and earn a certain number of credits for partaking in the workshop.

Parking at Gemini Ink

Gemini Ink offers free parking along the back wall of our downtown offices. Please access this parking lot from Augusta St and first park in any of the 12 spots along the back wall. Only when these 12 spots are full, do we ask that you park elsewhere in our lot. We now rent our offices from UTSA and are collaborating with them to create a secure and accessible parking lot for our community of writers and readers.

Upcoming Classes


Students under 18 are accepted into adult classes on a case-by-case basis. If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian call Gemini Ink at (210) 734-9673.

The 3rd Wednesday of every month, March 15, April 19, May 17…6:30-8:30pm CST via Zoom
Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby
This free writing workshop is geared to all active-duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members.

Wed, March 15, via Zoom @ 7PM CST, RSVP
The Big Texas Author Talk: A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink
Featuring Leticia Urieta, author of Las Criaturas.

Thursdays, March 23 & 30, 6:30-8:45pm CST, Hybrid: participants may attend in-person at Gemini Ink or online via Zoom
How to Get Yourself Out on Social Media for Busy Writers with Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Zach Jewell
2020-2023 San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and social media expert Zach Jewell are teaming up to share insider secrets for creating engaging, writing-related social media content that will keep your followers up-to-date and involved with you as a writer and human being. In this two-part course, we will discuss time-sensitive strategies for promoting yourself and your artistry on social media.

The last Monday of every month, March 27, April 24…6:30-8:30pm, CST, Via Zoom or in-person
Open Writers’ Labs
These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

Saturdays, April 1, 8, 22, and 29, 10am – 12pm CST, In-person at Gemini Ink
All Things Are Alive: Animating the Inanimate–Puppetry for Writers with Mobi Warren
Under the guidance of puppeteer and poet Mobi Warren, workshop participants will build a simple hand puppet from paper mâché and cloth, and breathe life into the personality that emerges. The process may culminate in a poem, a short prose piece, or a monologue puppet script. Participants will be encouraged to sense the livingness in the materials used and to explore unexpected insights that emerge as the puppet acquires form. No puppetry experience is required to attend this workshop, and writers of all levels are welcome.

Saturday, April 15, 9am-1pm CST, In-person at Government Canyon (12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, Texas 78254)
Literary Movements with Rod Carlos Rodriguez
We’ll examine these movements and their nature-based connections so that we may draw upon them for our own creativity. For additional inspiration, we will be in nature’s classroom, the great outdoors! We will share and write from the comfort of the Government Canyon Gallery, which provides an enclosed classroom wrapped in windows and a gorgeous 360° view of the surrounding woods.

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6-8:30pm, CST, offered via Zoom
Exploring the Etymology of Our Artistic Practice with Diana Lizette Rodriguez
This four-week workshop will help participants identify the roots of their art practice through writing and multimedia exercises. By closely examining creative texts, film, photography, and performance material and reflecting on other artistic processes, participants will fully envision or rethink their own. The workshop will also explore how ancestry, family trees, landscape, and location can inform the root of artistic expression.

Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2-4pm, in-person at Gemini Ink
(Poetry) Slam 201 with C.L. “Rooster” Martinez
(Poetry) Slam 201 is a generative and performance workshop focused on individual and collaborative writing for live competition. We will briefly examine the history and rules of the Slam Poetry genre, write new and exciting work as individuals and teams, use a critique session to delve deep into the poem’s intended message, and focus on moving the written word from the page to the microphone. Participants will receive performance tips and feedback that will add emotional depth and impact to their spoken word delivery.

Saturday, May 20, 10am-1pm CST, via Zoom
Spot Revision with Mary Helen Stefaniak
Do you reward the reader with juicy details and interesting word choices to sink their mind into on every single page? In this spot revision class, we will examine our written work and find opportunities to expand, rephrase, and substitute words for attention-grabbing language. We will also discuss ways to make our work fresh and unpredictable and add texture. We are not focusing on small mistakes but on small ways to take our prose to the next level.


Enjoy these free online mini-lessons from some of our Partner Classes faculty!:

How online classes work.

For our multi-session workshops, we’ve partnered with Wet Ink, the only online platform designed exclusively for writing workshops to bring top-notch creative writing workshops to you. Led by published, professional writers, our classes are intentionally small so that each writer can get the time and attention their work deserves.

Our classes meet in a dedicated online classroom where you can interact with your classmates and instructor. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post their work, and provide and receive feedback within the Wetink platform.

What you get:

  • Access workshops 24/7, anytime from anywhere
  • New writing prompts and lectures posted every Monday
  • Interact with instructor and other class participants on a lively platform
  • Generate new drafts by the end of every workshop
  • Recieve feedback from the instructor and your peers
  • Be fueled by new ideas that take you far beyond the workshop
  • Access workshops for 2 weeks beyond the final class date
  • All students are emailed a packet of all lectures to keep for your future writing and documentation. Incredibly valuable!!

Wetink and Zoom meeting links will be sent via email to all registered participants 30 minutes prior to the start of the first class. If you don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam folder.

For detailed instructions on how to use Zoom, see Zoom video tutorials here.