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April 2019

30 Poems for the Tricentennial: Two Readings in Collaboration with the City of San Antonio

Join us for two readings in collaboration with the City of San Antonio on Thursday, April 4 & 11. Poets will read selected poems featured in the exhibit celebrating the history of San Antonio. This exhibit combines poetry with graphic design to commemorate the more than 300-year history of San Antonio from the Pre-Columbian era to the Present Day. It features the winning poems submitted by San Antonio poets in honor of the Tricentennial. The poems were interpreted by visual and…

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Start: April 11 @ 6:30 pm
End: April 11 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Culture Commons Gallery
Phone: 210-206-2787
Address:
115 Plaza de Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

In this new ongoing writing lab, writers are invited to map their personal journey on the page. Our goals will include the development of a consistent writing practice, building tools that support this daily work, taking on new challenges and prompts, and allowing ourselves to trust our own instincts with our work. $5 per class; free to Gemini Ink members. Become a member!  https://geminiink.org/membership/ This workshop takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, thru Aug 20 Jo Reyes-Boitel is…

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Start: April 16 @ 6:30 pm
End: April 16 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

This collective’s mission is to encourage the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants offer honest, positive, and constructive feedback. Geared to all active duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.   Free, Gemini Ink offices.  

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Start: April 17 @ 6:30 pm
End: April 17 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Sabrina & Corina: An Evening with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Fajardo-Anstine gives a reading from her forthcoming book, Sabrina & Corina, followed by a discussion and Q&A about writing community, culture, and place in fiction.  Don’t miss this special experience with a fantastic talent, a writer whose stories Sandra Cisneros says “blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did.” Author signing to follow.     Friday, April 26, 630-830pm, Room L100, Sister Ann Sueltenfuss Library, Our Lady of the…

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Start: April 26 @ 6:30 pm
End: April 26 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Our Lady of the Lake Univ., Sister Ann Sueltenfuss Library, Room L100
Phone: 210-434-6711
Address:
West César E Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
Cost: Free

May 2019

Poetry at the Park: The Ode and Nature

Join Gemini Ink for this family-friendly guided nature walk of beautiful Crownridge Canyon Park and Wilderness Area. The adventure begins with a brief lesson on the poetic ode given by professor and poet Joshua Robbins. Afterward, we’ll head into the woods to learn about the park’s diverse wildlife and hear examples of the ode read aloud along the way. Saturday, May 4, 10a-12p. 7222 Luskey Blvd. Crownridge Canyon Natural Area Recommended for children ages 10 & up. Suggested donation: $3…

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Start: May 4 @ 10:00 am
End: May 4 @ 12:00 pm
Venue: Crownridge Canyon Park & Wilderness Area
Address:
7222 Luskey Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78256 United States

An Evening with Texas Food and Culture Writer David Leftwich

Join us for a reading, conversation & food-themed open mic at Dead Tree Books on S. Flores. Continue reading

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Start: May 10 @ 6:00 pm
End: May 10 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Dead Tree Books
Phone: (210) 595-7121
Address:
5645 S Flores St #105
San Antonio, TX 78214 United States
Cost: Free

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

This collective’s mission is to encourage the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants offer honest, positive, and constructive feedback. Geared to all active duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.   Free, Gemini Ink offices.

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Start: May 15 @ 6:30 pm
End: May 15 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

In this new ongoing writing lab, writers are invited to map their personal journey on the page. Our goals will include the development of a consistent writing practice, building tools that support this daily work, taking on new challenges and prompts, and allowing ourselves to trust our own instincts with our work. $5 per class; free to Gemini Ink members. Become a member!  https://geminiink.org/membership/ This workshop takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, thru Aug 20 Jo Reyes-Boitel is…

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Start: May 21 @ 6:30 pm
End: May 21 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Open Writers Lab

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and John McLennon. This writing lab is free to Gemini Ink members. Become a member! https://geminiink.org/membership/  

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Start: May 27 @ 6:30 pm
End: May 27 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Meditations on the Mind and Mouth: Jazz and Poetry with a Purpose, featuring Andrea “VOCAB” Sanderson

     

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Start: May 30 @ 7:30 pm
End: May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Carmen’s De la Calle
Phone: (210) 281-4349
Address:
320 N. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
Cost: $ 10

June 2019

Literary Excursions: Critically Acclaimed Contemporary Short Stories

In each session of this class, we will examine two short stories, focusing on what distinguishes them from other examples of the form—the literary style, message, theme, characters or something else? As a group, we will try to determine what aspects contribute to the story’s critical acclaim. Then, we’ll document our reasons for determining whenever a story is overrated! All stories are linked below, and available through online search. June 5: Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter” – “New Yorker,” 4/30/98…

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Start: June 5 @ 12:00 pm
End: June 5 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: $100

Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

In this new ongoing writing lab, writers are invited to map their personal journey on the page. Our goals will include the development of a consistent writing practice, building tools that support this daily work, taking on new challenges and prompts, and allowing ourselves to trust our own instincts with our work.   $5 per class; free to Gemini Ink members. Become a member!  https://geminiink.org/membership/ This workshop takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, thru Aug 20 Jo…

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Start: June 18 @ 6:30 pm
End: June 18 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

July 2019

Gemini Ink Writers Conference: Negotiating Place

(Clockwise from top left) Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Analicia Sotelo, Camille Acker, Andre Dubus III, and Ira Sukrungruang. As artists, we ask ourselves “where do we do our best work?” As humans, we wonder “where do our words fit into the larger conversation?” As literary citizens, we are called to live in ways that represent ourselves, our languages, our communities, our cultures. For we all know that the idea of ‘place’ and the conversations that surround it continue…

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Start: July 19
End: July 21

August 2019

Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

This workshop has been canceled. In this new ongoing writing lab, writers are invited to map their personal journey on the page. Our goals will include the development of a consistent writing practice, building tools that support this daily work, taking on new challenges and prompts, and allowing ourselves to trust our own instincts with our work. $5 per class; free to Gemini Ink members. Become a member!  https://geminiink.org/membership/ This workshop takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month,…

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Start: August 20 @ 6:30 pm
End: August 20 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

This collective’s mission is to encourage the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants offer honest, positive, and constructive feedback. Geared to all active duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.   Free, Gemini Ink offices.  

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Start: August 21 @ 6:30 pm
End: August 21 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Parabola: A Community Reading Series

Join us on Friday, August 30 at 7pm for the kick-off of our new Parabola Reading Series, featuring Oscar Casares, Vincent Cooper, and students from Our Lady of the Lake University. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

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Start: August 30 @ 7:00 pm
End: August 30 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Confluence Park
Address:
310 W. Mitchell St
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
Cost: Free

September 2019

New Books for Young Readers

Gemini Ink returns to The Twig Book Shop for family-friendly readings and a conversation between these beloved San Antonio authors and educators. A special event to highlight Mobi Warren’s The Bee Maker and Diane Gonzales Bertrand’s The Story Circle/El círculo de cuentos.
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Start: September 12 @ 5:00 pm
End: September 12 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: The Twig Book Shop
Address:
306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
Cost: Free

The Light Here Changes Everything: A Book Launch Event

Join us for this book launch and reception celebrating the publication of Gemini Ink Literary Programs Director Patrick Stockwell’s debut The Light Here Changes Everything, the 2018 winner of Texas Review Press’ Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. With special guest reader Florinda Flores-Brown. Light refreshments provided. Continue reading

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Start: September 19 @ 7:00 pm
End: September 19 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Gemini Ink
Phone: 210-734-9673
Address:
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
Cost: Free

Parabola Community Reading Series

Gemini Ink is excited to announce the launch of a new monthly tradition created in partnership with the San Antonio River Foundation. Family- and pet-friendly. Plenty of parking. BYOB. Each reading features local, regional, and nationally-recognized authors reading alongside emerging writers from across San Antonio. Join us each month as we celebrate our city’s vibrant literary culture. Continue reading

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Start: September 27 @ 7:00 pm
End: September 27 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Confluence Park
Address:
310 W. Mitchell St
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
Cost: Free

October 2019

Poetry at the Park: Monarch Migration

Gemini Ink returns to the great outdoors for a brisk fall event! Learn about the cultural significance of the monarch migration while enjoying the sights and sounds of Crownridge Canyon. Experimental poet and songwriter Amalia Ortiz will be sharing examples of her work with us along the way. Continue reading

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Start: October 12 @ 10:00 am
End: October 12 @ 12:00 pm
Venue: Crownridge Canyon Park & Wilderness Area
Address:
7222 Luskey Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78256 United States
Cost: Free
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