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Impact of COVID-19 on Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Writing Arts Center

This is a tough time for all of us as we navigate the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. As a small writing arts center, we rely on our annual classes, grants, and signature events to keep our vision afloat and sustainable. Our in-person workshops have temporarily been canceled, including our outreach workshops to youth in San Antonio’s under-served communities. This has directly impacted a steady source of our income. We are a dedicated staff of four and are swiftly responding to our new normal; however, we need support during this key transition to allow our staff time to revamp programming, apply for emergency grants, and keep up with our regular literary outreach. YOU are a key player in our literary community and efforts.

If you can, please help us keep our lights on to continue to transform lives one story at a time by donating today. Your support will assist us in weathering these difficult times as we continue to look for additional ways to support the Gemini Ink community in the weeks ahead.

Our Mission

Gemini Ink’s mission is to teach the craft of writing to people of all skill levels so they can bring their stories to life. As San Antonio’s writing arts center, we provide a supportive home for readers and writers of all levels through our online and in-person workshops and literary community. We believe everyone has a story and writing that story is powerful. Our strategic vision is to teach 12,000 people how to bring their stories to life by 2023.

Gemini Ink’s programs serve children, youth and adults across San Antonio. We serve an estimated 4500 participants annually: 83% take our programs free of charge, and 67% of those served are people of color. With 25% of households in the city under Federal poverty and a population 63% Latino and 8% African American, our outreach into all corners of the city is especially significant. For 27 years, we’ve increased San Antonians’ access to the writing arts, grown literacy, and built joy in and engagement with reading and writing.

A gift of just $50 will…

  • cover the cost of a 4-week workshop for a vulnerable child, youth or adult learner
  • help bring an exciting visiting author to San Antonio
  • support our Mentorship Program
  • subsidize an excellent fair cost creative writing workshop
  • support a youth workshop at our summer Writers Conference

Our Services

Public Classes—We offer public writing classes on-site and online that are affordable, convenient, and open to writers of all levels, including our summer writers conference that features three days of panels, workshops and author readings. Instructors are published working writers who love to teach the writing arts.

Partner Classes—We partner with schools, community centers, and other organizations to bring creative writing workshops to under-served and at-risk communities. Led by professional writers, these classes transform students’ relationship to the written word and nurture academic skills and life resiliency.

The Autograph Series—presents writers of national and international stature in a free and public reading followed by a ticketed Author luncheon, where audiences, from high school students to seasoned writers, get up close and personal with some of the greatest literary voices of our times.

Mentorship Program—supports emerging writers annually to work one-on-one on a manuscript project with a writer of national significance. We help writers take that next step toward book publication.

Learn how you can support our writing arts programming by becoming a Sustaining Member.