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May 2018

Fiction at The Twig

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Free

Reading, Q&A and book signing with award-winning authors Nan Cuba and Brittani Sonnenberg.
Nan Cuba is the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, and teaches in the MA/MFA Program in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, where she is writer-in-residence. She is the author of Body and Bread, winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction.
Brittani Sonnenberg’s award-winning fiction has been widely published in magazines such as Ploughshares, O’Henry Short Story Prize Series, and Best American Short Stories. Her non-fiction has been published in Time Magazine, the Associated Press, NPR and elsewhere. Her highly acclaimed first novel Home Leave (2014) was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

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San Antonio’s Literary History: A Plática with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Carmen Tafolla

May 24
Palo Alto College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78224
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Join us for a public plática to discuss this question and to hear pivotal San Antonio literary figures speak about their involvement in the movimiento. A range of short readings from the newly published Literary San Antonio (TCU Press) will also be a part of this evening. Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Dr. Carmen Tafolla will lead the discussion on the multi-faceted literary history of San Antonio. Writers y luminarios literarios include Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos, San Antonio poet Jesse Cardona, and Mexican-American poet, translator, and television personality Evangelina Vigil.

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July 2018

Three Writers | Three Futures

July 19 @ 6:00 pm
Roosevelt Library, 311 Roosevelt Ave
San Antonio, TX 78210 United States
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$150.00

A Lively Conversation & Cocktail Supper at the Roosevelt Library To kick off our third annual Writers Conference, “Writing the New Century,” Gemini Ink invites you to an intimate, elegant night at the Roosevelt Library on Thursday, July 19th. Join us for delicious cocktails, fabulous bites, and a lively literary talk, Three Writers, Three Futures, featuring 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri, 2018 Women’s Advocate of the Year Anel Flores, and award-winning poet Veronica Golos. Our very own Molly Cox, CEO and President…

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Gemini Ink Writers Conference: Writing the New Century

July 20 - July 22
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, 110 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78205
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Join a vibrant, inclusive and intimate writing community for three days in the heart of historic San Antonio. Gemini Ink’s 2018 Conference, "Writing The New Century," will offer workshops, readings, panel presentations, networking lunches, and a small press book fair. Featured writers include nationally acclaimed authors Norma Cantú, Martín Espada, Anel Flores, Veronica Golos, Debra Monroe, and Vijay Seshadri.

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Reading & Author Talk: Migration, Assimilation, Identity at The Brick

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Brick, 108 Blue Star
San Antonio, Texas
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Join us for a reading and author talk featuring Martín Espada, Debra Monroe, and Veronica Golos. Followed by Live Music by Josh Glenn Experiment. Free and Open to the Public.

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Under Negotiation: A Conversation on Gender and Literary Expression

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Featuring Anel Flores, Norma Cantú, and Vijay Seshadri, as part of the Gemini Ink Writers Conference.
Free and Open to the public.

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September 2018

Viva Libro at Central Library

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The Central Library celebrates their one year anniversary of the Latino Collection and Resource Center. Viva Libro hosts a day of music, food, special presentations and literary activities to celebrate the Center as a cultural hub for the literature, heritage, and contemporary life of Latinos in the United States. Guests are also welcomed join a writing workshop to create your own poem or enjoy readings from our author champions.

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Black Dove: An Evening with Ana Castillo

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, One Trinity Place
San Antonio, 78212
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Free

This event, along with Ana Castillo's memoir writing workshop, is in collaboration with Trinity University's Latinx Heritage Month Series. Join us for a reading, reception and book signing with distinguished author Ana Castillo. Ana Castillo is the author of the 2016 memoir Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me, and the novels So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Other publications are The Guardians, Peel My Love like an Onion, and many other…

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Freetail Slam Series

September 29
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100 Thousand Poets for Change San Antonio: Women Speak!

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
El Centro de Artes, 101 S Santa Rosa Ave
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Free

Women and non-binary guests are invited to speak at this historical open mic global poetry reading. Organizer, Viktoria Valenzuela has called together featured poets and open mic poets, with musical performances by Lourdes Perez and Amalia Leticia Ortiz to be one of the many powerful voices of women and non-binary poets of our time.

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October 2018

Three Centuries of Latino Writing and Resistance in San Antonio

October 4 @ 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 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy, Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Free

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