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From Madness to Heaven: An Evening with Gemini Wahhaj and Chaitali Sen, followed by a Community Open Mic

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Gemini Wahhaj and Chaitali Sen

Join Gemini Ink on Friday, May 10th, for a night of prose and literary celebration as we partner with our friends at Poetic Republic Cafe to create an inviting space for the writing community to share words, wine, and wisdom, with a little latte or espresso on the side.

Let’s honor Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the compelling fiction of Gemini Wahhaj and Chaitali Sen, who capture the human experience through the lens of immigration and political unrest and do so with power and elegance. Following the featured reading, we will host a community open mic. Bring your poems, stories, and thoughts to share (there will be a 3-minute limit for each reader). Open mic sign-up in person, starting at 6pm.

Gemini Wahhaj is the author of the novel The Children of this Madness (7.13 Books, Fall 2023) and the short-story collection Katy Family (Jackleg Press, Spring 2025).

Chaitali Sen is the author of the novel The Pathless Sky (Europa Editions 2015) and the story collection A New Race of Men from Heaven (Sarabande Books 2023), chosen by Danielle Evans as the winner of the 2021 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories and essays have been published by American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Catapult, Colorado Review, Ecotone, Electric Literature, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, Shenandoah, and many other publications. Born in India and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, she currently lives in Austin, Texas.


May 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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Poetic Republic Coffee Co.
2330 S. Presa St
San Antonio, Texas United States
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