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July 2019

Open Writers Lab

July 29 @ 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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August 2019

The Geography of the Poem—An Exploration of the Physical Terrain of Contemporary Poetry

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

Poetry Workshop with Alexandra van de Kamp This two-session class will take a deep dive into how poets sculpt their poems. How are contemporary poets expanding the geography of their poems and reveling in the physical terrain a poem can create. How can line breaks build energy and suspense in your poems? Can playing with syntax nurture a sense of mischief in your writing process? All in all, through close readings and prompts, you’ll walk away with drafts of new…

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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

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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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

August 21 @ 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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Open Writers Lab

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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September 2019

Entering the Spirit Space: A Writing Workshop Using Medicina Tradicional

September 4 @ 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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The Creativity of a Narrative Arc

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$150

A Master Class with Ivelisse Rodriguez   Outlining and creativity are often seen as diametrical. In writing a story, creativity isn't enough, there has to be a certain structure in place to hold your story up. In this workshop, we'll learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We'll identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. In doing so, we'll learn to outline our stories…

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October 2019

The Poet as Citizen Scientist with Mobi Warren

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$140

In this four-part series of experiential workshops, we will explore how taking on a Citizen Science project in nature can deepen one’s writing while making a real contribution to science. Conversely, we will explore what special traits a creative writer brings to the pursuit of Citizen Science. Friday, October 4, 9-11:30 a.m.: Intro to Citizen Science. Gemini Ink Offices. Selecting a subject, keeping a nature journal, looking at the writings of Ellen Meloy and Sharman Apt Russell. Based on memory…

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The Writing Life 101 

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Workshop
$135

Online Workshop with Holly Walrath   If you'd like to produce good work and publish or need professional support through the process of drafting, revising, and submitting a piece from start-to-finish, this is the workshop for you. Through writing exercises, we'll create new work; through group feedback sessions and revision, we'll polish and submit it. This open genre course empowers participants with an understanding of the fundamental process of being a writer so that they can repeat it on their own.  …

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My House But Not My House: Surrealist Poetry & the Imagination 

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$140

A Master Class with Laura Eve Engel What we love most about our dreams is also what can make them mysterious to us: they’re of our making, but out of our control. Surrealism aims to access the parts of our minds that build the imaginative landscapes we visit in our dreams, to turn those parts loose on our waking lives, and our writing. In this generative master class, we’ll explore the many functions of the mind’s eye—the imagination—in poetry, and…

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November 2019

Notes to Gilgamesh: Crafting a Novel in Verse

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125

Poetry workshop with jo reyes- boitel The novel in verse traces its origin to the epic poem, filled with its heroes and battles. Its recent literary resurgence speaks to its ability to provide a voice to marginalized communities. This four-session workshop will bridge the structure and narrative of the novel with the immediacy and imagery of poetry. Participants will consider contemporary examples of the form and begin their own novel in verse. jo reyes-boitel is a poet, playwright, and essayist. Texas…

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The Art of the Opening with Andrew Porter

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$125

How does one create a compelling opening to a short story or novel? In this course, we'll examine not only what makes a good opening sentence, but also what makes a good opening paragraph or scene. We'll move beyond simply “hooking” the reader and explore strategies for quickly connecting readers with characters. Part of the class will be spent exploring these strategies and part will focus on exercises designed to create compelling openings yourself, openings you might one day use in…

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