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Poetry Flurry with Typewriter Rodeo!

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST


Saturday, March 30, 2024 10am-12pm CST, in person at Gemini Ink
Nonmember: $115; Member: $100; Student/Educator/Mil $75




CLASS FULL. To have your name added to the waitlist, email joshua@geminiink.org. 

Get your creative juices flowing for National Poetry Month 2024 with Typewriter Rodeo!

Whether you’re a poet or not, this workshop has something for everyone, including a room full of typewriters to play with. Clacking away on those keys with no way to correct your mistakes is freeing and just darn fun!

In this one-day, fast-paced workshop, you’ll write between 12 to 21 short poems in less than 2 hours. Yes, really! And, along the way, discover a bit more about the creative voice that’s been waiting inside you, patiently, to peek out. Participants will respond to a wide range of highly creative prompts and generate new poetry. The techniques we’ll learn apply to crafting poetry, stories, and even non-fiction (you need a voice for that, too).

This course is open to writers of all genres and skill levels, 16+.

Students will leave this class with the following:

  • 12-21 new poems
  • 3 techniques to spark your writing at any point (hey there, writer’s block)
  • typewriter experience (oh yeah)

Sean Petrie & Rebecca Bendheim are part of the nationally renowned Typewriter Rodeo, where they’ve written thousands of poems for strangers on the spot, and do weekly radio poems for NPR. Both have MFAs in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts, are writing teachers (Sean at UT, Rebecca at Trinity Episcopal School), and authors. Sean’s books include Typewriter Rodeo, the award-winning Pet Poems (also not just pets), and the Jett Ryder series for kids. Rebecca is represented by Patricia Nelson and has multiple books in the works.

Parking at Gemini Ink
Gemini Ink offers free parking along the back wall of our downtown offices. Please access this parking lot from Augusta St and first park in any of the 12 spots along the back wall. Only when these 12 spots are full do we ask that you park elsewhere in our lot. We now rent our offices from UTSA and are collaborating with them to create a secure and accessible parking lot for our community of writers and readers.


March 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Mandy Lynn Lara


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