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April 2019

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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Open Writers Lab

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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May 2019

American Pastorals: An Online Poetry Workshop

May 6
Online Workshop
$175

Bodies inhabit landscapes, are part of the landscape, and often the traditions and behaviors of specifically-identified bodies define the landscape. From Hesiod to Patricia Smith to Billy-Rae Belcourt to Ocean Vuong, we’ll interrogate what it means to be a body, to belong, to be scrutinized geographies, and to inhabit the late-capitalist American landscape. Our poems will excavate and attempt to envision what it means to be stewards of the land while also playing a role in the presumed purveyance of justice.

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From Seed to Page: Developing New Ideas for Writing About Food

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pearl Studio, 200 E Grayson St
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States
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$90

This discussion-based class explores how food writing can be a gateway to better understanding of history, culture, and ourselves. We will talk about why writing about food is important, the history and types of food writing, resources for conducting research and, more importantly, how this work connects us to our history and the world around us. Come prepared to discuss some pre-assigned reading and your ideas for a food-related essay you are interested in writing.

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Science Fiction, Humanity, and the Mind

May 14 @ 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

May 15 @ 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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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

May 21 @ 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 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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Open Writers Lab

May 27 @ 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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June 2019

Microfiction Two: The Sequel

June 3
Online Workshop

For students who took Tina’s “Go Small or Go Home” microfiction workshop, and for anyone who wants to experience writing microfiction. We’ll look at masters of short-form writing, as well as prose poems and narrative poets, who bring us to the action quickly and hold us there with carefully honed, emotive language and images that resonate. Students will leave with four drafts of stories and plenty of ideas to generate new pieces.   Tina Barry’s writing appears in numerous publications…

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Literary Excursions: Critically Acclaimed Contemporary Short Stories

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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$100

In each session of this class, we will examine two short stories, focusing on what distinguishes them from other examples of the form—the literary style, message, theme, characters or something else? As a group, we will try to determine what aspects contribute to the story’s critical acclaim. Then, we’ll document our reasons for determining whenever a story is overrated! All stories are linked below, and available through online search. June 5: Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter” – “New Yorker,” 4/30/98…

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Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

June 18 @ 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 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…

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

June 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 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

June 24 @ 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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July 2019

Toward a Cartography of Writing, with Jo Reyes-Boitel

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 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…

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

July 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 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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Gemini Ink Writers Conference: Negotiating Place

July 19 - July 21

(Clockwise from top left) Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Pablo Miguel Martínez, Analicia Sotelo, Camille Acker, Andre Dubus III, and Ira Sukrungruang. As artists, we ask ourselves “where do we do our best work?” As humans, we wonder “where do our words fit into the larger conversation?” As literary citizens, we are called to live in ways that represent ourselves, our languages, our communities, our cultures. For we all know that the idea of ‘place’ and the conversations that surround it continue…

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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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