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Open Writer’s Labs

June 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT


These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.


Online Via Zoom

The workshop is facilitated by Kathy West. Kathy’s writing has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Apalachee Review, Oxford Magazine, and elsewhere, and she has performed her personal stories on stage in a variety of storytelling venues. As co-founder of minetotell.com, Kathy helps people overcome writer’s block. Drawing on a dozen years of experience giving feedback to writers, she aims to help you feel encouraged and confident about your work.

In-Person at Gemini Ink

The workshop is facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

Dario Beniquez Ramos was raised in Far Rockaway, NY. He is a veteran and makes his home in San Antonio, Texas. He holds a BEIE from Pratt Institute, NY, and an MFA from Pacific University, OR. He also holds an MPA and MSIE from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. His works have been published in The Brave: a collection of poetry and prose, Voices de la LunaPoetry, San Antonio-Express News, The Texas Observer, Austin International Poetry Anthology, Rio Grande Review, Red Palm, Chrysalis, El Placazo, the Mesquite Review, and elsewhere

Robert Allen has worked as a librarian and an electrical contractor for most of his life. Many moons ago, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied poetry under David Wevill. Allen has been active in local writer’s groups and open mics including the Sun Poets Society. He’s been published in The Ocotillo Review, the Texas Poetry CalendarVoices de la Luna, di-verse-city, the San Antonio Express-News, and Poetry on the Move. In 2006, he started attending Gemini Ink’s free Monday night writing classes and has attended pretty regularly ever since. With more than a decade of attending writers’ groups, classes, and open mics, he now co-facilitates Gemini Ink’s Open Writer’s Lab.


June 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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