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.

Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 9, 6:30-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
No More Excuses: Submission Bootcamp with Lyzette Wanzer
Learn how to plan a submission strategy, research publishing markets, and identify the publications most aligned with your work. 

Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2024, from 6:30-8:30pm cst via Zoom
Delving into Latin America: Inspiration from International Poets with Veronica Golos
In this four-week generative poetry workshop, we will explore four international poets: Conceiҫão Evaristo (Brazil), Coral Bracho (Mexico), Pablo Neruda (Chile), and Juan Gelman (Argentina). Each week we will read deeply, explore each poet’s craft tools, and apply these techniques to our own work.

Wednesdays, June 19, 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, June 19, 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 Alex Tembladorbook TBA

Saturday, June 22, 10am-1pm CST, via Zoom
The Poet Speaks with Amanda Eke
The goal of this one-day workshop is to engage in a unique combination of personal story and poetry. We will start by learning about Nigerian and Igbo oral storytelling traditions of rhyme and verse. Then we’ll fuse this storytelling with the contemporary art of spoken word to create our own poems.

Last Monday of Every Month, May 27, June 24, 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.

Thursday, June 27, 6:30-8pm CST, in person at Gemini Ink
Letters to James Baldwin: A Pride Month Reading & Celebration
This event will celebrate the genius of James Baldwin, a black, queer writer and civil rights activist, and create a space for other writers to draw inspiration from and interact with his work.

Mondays, July 5, 12, & 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.

Last Monday of Every Month, July 29, 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.

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.