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Writing Vigil: Mourning Premature Queer Deaths and Anti-Queer Violence

December 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST


Please join us for this Writing Vigil honoring the Queer & Trans lives we’ve lost due to violence against our community. This event provides a creative space for LGBTQ+ people to write about the impact of increasing violence targeting Queer & Trans lives. 

Princeso Santamaría will lead participants through visualization and movement exercises as strategies for soothing physiological distress and connecting to an inner sense of safety. Participants will respond to writing prompts coupled with healing-informed exercises as they write through challenging emotions.  

This event is for lgbtq+ community members to receive support for their grieving process through writing, whether they are new or experienced writers. We appreciate our allies and ask that they help us honor the LGBTQ+ community’s need for an exclusive space to process Queer & Trans loss.

Participants are encouraged to bring a writing tool, something to write on, and a comfort item such as a soft sweater. Writing materials will also be available if needed.

Must be registered to participate. Space is limited to 25 participants. Sign up at: bit.ly/writingvigil

Princeso Santamaría is a queer, xicanx poet dedicated to documenting and uplifting queer peoples of color. They can be found dancing over dimly lit dance floors or reading about temporal-space travel. Their work has been hosted by El Comalito Collective, Ofrenda Magazine, the Gender Equity Resource Center at UC Berkeley, California Youth Connection, the Puente Program at Laney College, the Ethnic Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton, and foolsFURY SF Theatre. They are the Partner Classes Coordinator at Gemini Ink.

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.


December 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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Princeso Santamaría