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January 2019

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

January 16 @ 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.

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Open Writers Workshop

January 28 @ 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.

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February 2019

Writing into the Mystery: Lessons in Craft Inspired by Your Favorite Detectives

February 4
Online Workshop
$175

In this workshop, open to all genres, we’ll embrace investigative methods in order to tap into the deep mysteries at the heart of all good writing. Using prompts inspired by Lynda Barry, Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, and Agatha Christie herself, students will generate new writing in their chosen genre. A supportive online workshop structure will offer participants helpful feedback to make the writing process feel more like a thrilling chase and less like a case that’s gone cold.

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The Poetry of Spellcraft and Incantations: Using Poetics to Transform and Transcend

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

By crafting language, poets “raise words beyond speech to create dream states and invoke apocalyptic forces and transcendent powers.” And in order to wield poetry’s full magical potential, we must be comfortable wielding its tools. Join us for a day-long workshop that explores devices like repetition, personification, rhyme, and ‘spell-like’ prosody, and also includes plenty of generative exercises divined both from poems and magical tools and talismans.

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Fabulous Flash Fiction

February 13 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

These days, writing or reading a 700-page novel seems daunting. Flash fiction satisfies readers who love stories but don’t have time to read. This short form allows the writer to focus on every word and every choice in structure. In this two-part class, we’ll spend the first evening talking about the form, reading examples to spur us on to write our own and revel in the marvels of brevity. In the second, we’ll read what we’ve written and offered suggestions for improvement.

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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

February 19 @ 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 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.

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Science Fiction, Humanity, and the Mind

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$75

In an experience designed for fans of films like Blade Runner, Ex Machina, and Solaris, this discussion-based class will inspect how sci-fi authors depict the mind and mental identity and the way in which these depictions reflect our conceptions of humanity. We’ll work together to answer questions about human and post-human identities and the technologies that can alter perceptions of both as seen in fiction by Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, Mary Shelley, and others.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

February 20 @ 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.

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Open Writers Workshop

February 25 @ 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.

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March 2019

How is the Personal the Political?: An Epistolary Workshop

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$130

Explore the relationship between personal and environmental/political concerns with award-winning poet Michelle Whitaker. Through applying fresh techniques and generating epistolary poems, or letter poems, participants are invited to share new work that considers an eclecticism of points-of-view and dialogue between human and non-human beings in unexpected and innovative ways. Come away with drafts of poems that challenge and expand your ideas on what an environmental, political, and personal poem can be.

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Southwest Intersections: A Multicultural Memoir Workshop

March 4
Online Workshop
$175

Join award-winning author Barbara Renaud Gonzalez for a  workshop that explores your story as part of the Tricentennial intersection of people in Texas. This online workshop will approach the writing of memoir using diverse genres and approaches, framed by the multicultural, bicultural, languages and history of Texas. Links to excerpts and sources will be provided. 

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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

March 19 @ 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 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.

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Science Fiction, Humanity, and the Mind

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$25

In an experience designed for fans of films like Blade Runner, Ex Machina, and Solaris, this discussion-based class will inspect how sci-fi authors depict the mind and mental identity and the way in which these depictions reflect our conceptions of humanity. We’ll work together to answer questions about human and post-human identities and the technologies that can alter perceptions of both as seen in fiction by Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, Mary Shelley, and others.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

March 20 @ 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.

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Entering the Spirit Space: A Writing Workshop Using Medicina Tradicional

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$150

Writing is like making a fluffy tortilla, if you aren’t completely present with the process of kneading the masa, the tortilla won’t rise. Join author Anel Flores, and Erika Casasola, Mexican curandera, to enter on a path to more authentic and fulfilling writing practice. More than flipping scene by scene through the writer’s life, their memories, their research, and countless rough drafts, the writing process can also involve exploring memories of childhood, youth, adulthood, or ancestral blood memory. In this workshop, we’ll open up the creative process using the traditional curanderismo (healing) practice of conversation, the “platica.” You’ll come away with a tool bag of ideas for future writing and some suggestions for sharing and submitting your work for publication.  

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Open Writers Workshop

March 25 @ 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.

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April 2019

“That’s How I Remember It”: Telling Your Story in Nonfiction

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125

In this class taught by a master craftsman of both memoir and fiction, you’ll learn how to use the crucial narrative elements of fiction in your nonfiction work. The class will examine the different strategies and structures used to write these "memoirs," and look closely at how scene, dialogue, memory, arc, and voice can converge in writing nonfiction for book-length or magazine work.

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A Voice Comes from Somewhere – Exploring Place in Poetry A Workshop in Celebration of National Poetry Month

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$135

From urban to suburban to rural landscapes, the location a person writes about can tell a lot about the writer. This poetry workshop centers on the poetry of place. Through a series of writing exercises and dialogue, participants will craft and share work that reexamines the places they’re from or where they currently reside, the writer’s relationships to said places, and how those places have influenced and continue to influence their voice and narratives.

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Science Fiction, Humanity, and the Mind

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$25

In an experience designed for fans of films like Blade Runner, Ex Machina, and Solaris, this discussion-based class will inspect how sci-fi authors depict the mind and mental identity and the way in which these depictions reflect our conceptions of humanity. We’ll work together to answer questions about human and post-human identities and the technologies that can alter perceptions of both as seen in fiction by Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, Mary Shelley, and others.

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Writing Place: Homelands in Literature

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$140

This writing workshop is designed for any writer concerned with notions of homeland, both real and the imagined.  This course will focus on helping writers utilize setting in ways that push, expand, and further the idea of place. The goal of this class is to provide students with the tools needed to create a fully realized and immersive fictional world that thrums with the breath of life.

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