This class gave me confidence in my poetic ability!

I loved the mix of readings, discussion, and a little bit of sharing and feedback.

I felt so welcomed and encouraged and challenged.

I LOVED it. I've taken so many classes through the years, and this is the best one! I feel so inspired.

I appreciate being able to join via Zoom because I'm in another state!

I didn't have to fight traffic or drive home late. The emails to log on were sent in a timely fashion. It is more comfortable to learn in my respective space.

Thank you, Gemini Ink, for making it possible for me to work with such a fine poet and with other thoughtful writers!

I was amazed at the reach of your programs. We had one student online from India!

The teaching artist did a good job of creating a safe space where students felt comfortable discussing the topics of this course.

I was so glad I was there and the feeling of community continues.

Take Your Storytelling to the Next Level

We believe that creative writing can play a vital role in 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.

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

Adult

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.

Mondays, July 8, 15, & 22, 6:30-8:30pm CST, in person at Gemini Ink
Make Your YA Novel a Reality with David Bowles
In this three-part course, award-winning author David Bowles will guide participants through the process of developing their ideas for a YA novel from a concept to a synopsis and first chapter.

Wednesdays, July 17, 6:30-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby
This free monthly workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

Wednesday, July 17, via Zoom @ 7-8:30PM CST, Free, RSVP
The Big Texas Author Talk: A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink
Featuring Ramona ReevesTitle TBA

Thursdays, July 18, 25 & Aug 8, 6:30-8:30pm CST, on Zoom (NEW DATES)
Discover New Entry Points into Your Writing: An Open Genre Workshop with National Book Award Finalist Reginald Gibbons
We will examine the works of writers such as Amy Hempel, Basil Bunting, Patricia Smith, Marga Minko, Kimiko Hahn, and others. Students will pick which writers resonate most for them and study how intuition and craft informs their work.

Wednesday, July 20, In person at Gemini Ink @ 10am-1PM CST, Free
Poets & Coffee with Alexandra van de Kamp
Join Gemini Ink’s Executive Artistic Director, Alexandra van de Kamp, for an informal craft conversation about what’s happening right now in the world of poetry. We’ll make the coffee. You bring a friend and enjoy a seat in the company of your peers.

Last Monday of Every Month, July 29, 6:30-8:30pm CST, in person or via Zoom
Open Writer’s 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.

Wednesdays, July 31-Sep 4, 6:30-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
Get Ready to Write Your Novel This November with Laura Castoro
In this six-week novel writing prep course we will use National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) resources and more to do the pre-work to set ourselves up to draft a novel this (or any) November!

Tuesdays, Aug 6-27, 6:30-8:30pm CST, Hybrid (in-person at Gemini Ink and online via Zoom)
Raising the Stakes: Fictionalizing Your Stories for the Stage with Amalia Ortiz
In this four-week class, we will observe the world around us and collect snippets of real-world dialogue. Students will review dramatic structure and use collected material to develop characters in fictionalized, high-stakes situations through monologues and scenes. The class will culminate in a dramatic reading of works-in-progress.

Saturday, Aug 10, 10am-2:30pm CST, via Zoom
World on Fire: Writing About Crisis and Hope in the Natural World with Sasha West
In this one-day generative workshop, we will use poetry as a self-reflective tool to explore the multitude of feelings we have about the current state of nature.  We can identify and voice how the climate crisis affects us while also exploring the idea that something better is possible.

Wednesdays, Aug 21, 6:30-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby
This free monthly workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

Last Monday of Every Month, Aug 26, 6:30-8:30pm CST, in person or via Zoom
Open Writer’s 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.

Last Monday of Every Month, Sep 26, 6:30-8:30pm CST, in person or via Zoom
Open Writer’s 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.

Youth

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.