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October 2018

Three Centuries of Latino Writing and Resistance in San Antonio

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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The final chapter of a public conversation commemorating San Antonio’s Tricentennial and the literary history of the city. This event brings together writers, literary scholars and historians to examine the development of Latino literary identity and sensibility, from the 1800’s to now, highlighting San Antonio’s position as a “Lettered City,” the Chicano Movement, and more.

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Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

October 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Free

Prose on the River with Marisela Barrera, Jasminne Mendez, & Gemini Ink’s own Larissa Hernandez.

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An Evening with Ira Sukrungruang and Mobi Warren

October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Join us for an evening of conversation with authors, Ira Sukrungruang and Mobi Warren. They will both read briefly from current and past works, followed by an engaging Q & A discussion and book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

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An Evening with Ellen Doré Watson

October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
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Join us for a talk, Q&A and evening reception with award-winning poet and translator Ellen Doré Watson.

Ellen Doré Watson’s fifth collection, pray me stay eager, was released this year from Alice James, which also published We Live in Bodies and Ladder Music, winner of the New England/New York Award. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Tin House, Orion, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker.

Gemini Ink and Trinity University Press present the Words Matter Series—A series of lectures on the vital life of the written word.

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Inkstravaganza Gala: The Writers Life

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pearl Stable, 200 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, 78215
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The Writer's Life Celebrating Gemini Ink's 25th Anniversary &Past Inkstravaganza Honorees October 18, 2018 | The Pearl Stable | 6-9pm Join us for the literary party of the season, celebrating 25 years of Gemini Ink and the 17 honorees we’ve featured since 2000! The theme for the evening is “The Writer’s Life.” We’re thrilled to celebrate this very special birthday with our community of readers and writers—and what better way to do so than with our 25th Anniversary Inkstravaganza? Each year we…

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The Collector’s Apprentice: A Reading with Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro

October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McNay Art Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, 78209 United States
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$20

The New York Times best-selling author comes to San Antonio to share passages from her latest thriller, The Collector’s Apprentice, set in the art world of 1920's Paris. A Q&A with award-winning journalist and San Antonio Express-News reporter Rick Casey and an author signing will follow Shapiro’s reading.

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November 2018

Lisha Garcia & Natasha Sajé Reading

November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Free

A Rope of Luna: Book Launch Party for poet Lisha Garcia, featuring a reading by award-winning poet Natasha Saje Join us for Lisha Adela Garcia's book launch A Rope of Luna, which features a collection of 'poignant and sweet' poems, as described by Dr. Carmen Tafolla. Natasha Sajé will also read from her outstanding body of work. “Poignant and sweet in its intimacy, this collection of poems immerses us in the raw wound of life as an immigrant child, as…

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Gemini Ink at Viva Tacoland

November 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Viva Tacoland, 103 W Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Free

A Night of Poetry from Finishing Line Press featuring Natalia Treviño, Alexandra van de Kamp & Tyler Julian from New Mexico State University. Free and Open to the Public.

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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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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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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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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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