The Spilled Ink Project


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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