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October 2018

Veterans Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

October 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 immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.

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Caesura – Writing Silence in the Face of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Injustice

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

Voice is an uncontested necessity for the liberation of individuals and communities. But how do we reflect and write about difficulties when we may be holding crippling silence? And when we are silenced, what power can be found in choosing to be silent? There is a need for reflection, perseverance and persistence during times of #metoo, Black Lives Matter, and immigration. Participants will generate work and review literature while reconsidering unique ways to find voice.

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Open Writers Workshop

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez & John McLennon.

This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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November 2018

Mind to Mind, Heart to Heart: An Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

November 5
Online Workshop
$200

Dates: November, Four Weeks, Online.
Cost: Member $200; Non-Member $170
Availability: 8 Students

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Discovering How to Tell Your Story

November 5
Online Workshop
$200

Looking for new ways to tell your stories? Do you have stories you would like to tell and can’t find the right way to tell them? In this online course, we’ll experiment with how different points of view and different story forms—letters, official reports, observations of performances; fables, allegories, satire; stories that move backward in time, flash backward or forward, or move in a circle—can free us to tell the stories that are most important to us. Dates: Dates: Nov…

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Writing Mystery and Suspense

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$150.00

Mystery and suspense are two of the most popular genres in fiction. The goal of this class is for each student to produce an engaging, tightly written first chapter of either genre that will grab the reader’s attention. It will include individual reviews of the first chapter you will write or have already written, address plotting and character development, and provide tips on how to more effectively attract the attention of editors and agents.

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Caesura – Writing Silence in the Face of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Injustice

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

Voice is an uncontested necessity for the liberation of individuals and communities. But how do we reflect and write about difficulties when we may be holding crippling silence? And when we are silenced, what power can be found in choosing to be silent? There is a need for reflection, perseverance and persistence during times of #metoo, Black Lives Matter, and immigration. Participants will generate work and review literature while reconsidering unique ways to find voice.

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The Poetic Ode: A Means to Breaking Free

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$135.00

We live in a world in which language is too often driven by social media shares, political rhetoric, and chyrons scrolling across cable news. As poet Adrienne Rich wrote, we live with “manipulated fear, ignorance, cultural confusion and social antagonism huddling together on the faultline of an empire.” This generative poetry workshop will focus on the tradition of the poetic ode—from the ancient Greeks to contemporary American poets—as a means to break free, to write courageously, and to use our poems to effect change in our community and the world.

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Revision Strategies for Poets: Looking at Mode in Poems

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

Identifying mode in poems is a valuable diagnostic and revision method. In this brief lecture followed by a workshop, we’ll define the four modes—lyric, narrative, argument, description—and read examples of each. Then we’ll turn to participants’ poems, first identifying the dominant mode and then asking whether the poem would be better served by a different one. Through this workshop, you can refresh your perspective on the revision process. Please bring copies of two poems that you’re unhappy with, but note that we might not have time for both.

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Veterans Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

November 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 immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.

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Open Writers Workshop

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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Free

Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez & John McLennon.

This free peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of every month, is open to all writers.

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December 2018

Workshop with Kurt Caswell

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trinity University Holt Center, 106 Oakmont Court
San Antonio , TX 78212 United States
$145

Before a writer can write effective long-form nonfiction essays and books, she must first master the essay itself. Working in short essay forms allows more opportunity for a writer to practice. A series of in-class writing assignments will start you on this path. You’ll come away from the workshop with drafts of three different short essays, a tool bag of ideas for future work, and some suggestions for submitting your work for publication. Cost: $115 Gemini Ink Member; $145 Non-Member…

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Veterans Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

December 19 @ 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 immediate family members, the group is open to writers of all levels working in all genres.

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