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Cosmic Memory Map with Anel I. Flores

September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT


Saturday, Sep 30, from 10am-2pm CST (with 1-hour lunch), in-person at Gemini Ink
Instructor: Anel I. Flores
Nonmember: $125; Member: $105; Student/Vet/Mil $75





Welcome to the Cosmic Memory Map Workshop, a transformative journey into the depths of your “autohisteorías,” Led by Xicane, Queer, Trans author and artist Anel I. Flores. We invite you to embark on a day of self-discovery, empowerment, and creative expression collectively.

In this immersive workshop, we will explore the intersection of memory and the cosmos, delving into the cosmic tapestry that shapes our individual narratives. Drawing inspiration from real-life experiences, we will learn techniques to extract the essence of our stories, weaving them into vibrant tapestries of imagination and emotion.

Through guided writing exercises, group discussions, and reflective meditations, we will navigate the cosmic landscape of our memories, unearthing hidden gems and untold tales. Together, we will celebrate the power of diverse voices, honoring the richness of our cultural heritage and the complexities of our identities.

No matter your writing background or level of experience, this workshop is a safe and inclusive space for all two-spirit, trans, queer, LGBTQIA+ individuals.  

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Leave with a fresh perspective on memory
  • Generate at least 20 new story ideas
  • Draft the beginnings of 1 to 2 new stories
  • Connect with like-minded writers

Anel I. Flores is a trans-, queer Latina/x writer, artist, activist, entrepreneur, and coach, whose extensive body of work captures the essence of LGBTQIA+ experiences across professional and community spaces. Their areas of expertise encompass various themes such as Latina/x literature, sexuality, gender, race/border/diaspora, spirituality, self-discovery, and radical love. 

They hold an MFA in Creative Writing, having penned notable works like the chapbook La Fea and Lambda literary award-nominated book, Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. Their upcoming novel, Cortinas de Lluvia, set to be released in 2024, along with Empanada’s 2nd Ed., doubled with its Spanish translation. Anel’s literary contributions can be found in esteemed publications such as Switchgrass Review, Camino Real, the Fifth Wednesday Journal, RiverSEdge, Entre Guadalupe y Malinche, Rooted: Queer Women of Color Anthology, and others. Furthermore, Flores is the founder of LezRideSA, Queer Voices Speak Out, and La Otra Taller Nepantla Residency. 


September 30, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
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Mandy Lynn Lara


Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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