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November 2018

Words Matter: Canine Cosmonaut: The True Story of the First Animal to Orbit Earth

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
Free

Kurt Caswell, author of the book Laika's Window and professor of creative writing at Texas Tech University, will be discussing the story of Laika, the Soviet rescue dog that became the first animal to orbit the earth. Free and open to the public.

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December 2018

Winter Open House & Market

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual open house celebrating the holiday season. Enjoy staff-crafted food and drink, a Gemini Ink pop-up shop, potluck lunch, coffee & hot beverages & more.

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January 2019

Spring Launch Party

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

You’re invited to this Open House event showcasing the exciting lineup of upcoming classes and events offered by Gemini Ink. Enjoy coffee and other refreshments and meet some of the instructors we’ve tapped to lead our workshops this season. The evening features a reading by teaching artist and poet Christopher “Rooster” Martinez.

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February 2019

Poets and Coffee, with Alexandra van de Kamp

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$5

Gemini Ink’s Executive Artistic Director hosts this informal craft talk and discussion about what’s happening right now in the world of poetry. Come sip a cup of joe and dish your favorite new poem, poet, or anything that’s got you revved up about writing.

$5 suggested donation

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Up Close & Personal with Terrance Hayes

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gemini Ink presents Terrance Hayes, renowned poet—in a public reading, Q&A, and book signing in San Antonio.

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March 2019

Autograph Luncheon with Terrance Hayes

March 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Pearl Stable, 200 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, 78215
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$100.00

Gemini Ink presents renowned poet Terrance Hayes in a private luncheon. Includes reading, Q&A, and book signing.

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Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Free

Featuring prose and poetry from Andrew Porter, Gerard Robledo, and Aaron Deutsch. Andrew Porter is the author of the short story collection, The Theory of Light and Matter (Vintage/Random House), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel,In Between Days (Knopf), a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and an IndieBound “Indie Next” selection. He lives in San Antonio, where he is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Trinity University. Gerard…

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April 2019

All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed: A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago’s West Side

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir #120
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$10

Acclaimed author Rus Bradburd reads from his latest memoir, recently featured in The Chicago Tribune, The El Paso Times, and on NBC’s The Today Show. He’ll be joined by Shawn Harrington who attended Marshall High School and was featured briefly in the documentary film Hoop Dreams. Harrington coached at Marshall for years and survived a mistaken identity shooting in 2014. Don’t miss their conversation about this “true story of courage, endurance, and friendship in one of America's most violent neighborhoods.” Q&A and author signing to follow.

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

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culture Commons Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free

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

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culture Commons Gallery, 115 Plaza de Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free

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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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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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Sabrina & Corina: An Evening with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Lady of the Lake Univ., Sister Ann Sueltenfuss Library, Room L100, West César E Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Free

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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May 2019

Poetry at the Park: The Ode and Nature

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crownridge Canyon Park & Wilderness Area, 7222 Luskey Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78256 United States
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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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An Evening with Texas Food and Culture Writer David Leftwich

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dead Tree Books, 5645 S Flores St #105
San Antonio, TX 78214 United States
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Free

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

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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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Open Writers Lab

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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

May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Carmen’s De la Calle, 320 N. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$ 10

     

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June 2019

Literary Excursions: Critically Acclaimed Contemporary Short Stories

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

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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