Friday, October 16, 2021
Gemini Ink’s 21st Inkstravaganza
“Rebel with a Cause: A Celebration of the Literary Life of Gregg Barrios”

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Alexandra van de Kamp, Executive Director of Gemini Ink
Juan Felipe Herrera, Honorary Co-Chair
Marisela Barrera, Emcee

Friends, Colleagues & Fans Honor Gregg
Luís J Rodriguez, 2017 L.A. Poet Laureate
Rod Davis, veteran and author
David Varno, President of the National Books Critics Circle
Roberto R. Alonzo, Former Member of the Texas House of Representatives

Gemini Ink’s Partner Classes & Community Outreach
Spotlight: Our Partnership with Montgomery Elementary School:
Dr. Glendelia Zavala, Family Specialist from Montgomery ES
Sincere Stone, 4th Grader at Montgomery ES
Gemini Ink 2021 Teacher of the Year Award
Florinda Flores Brown—Gemini Ink Director of Programs
Gemini Ink Teaching Artists of the Year:
Carol Gonzales & Sarah Colby

Featured Segment: “A Conversation about Gregg”
Clay Smith, Chief of Literary Initiatives at the Library of Congress
Panel of Friends & Colleagues:
Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark, UTSA Professor Emerita
Dr. Ben V. Olguín,
Robert and Liisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English at UC Santa Barbara
Xaviera Flores, Librarian and Archivist at UCLA

A Poetry Reading in Honor of Gregg Barrios
Award-winning Poet Amalia Ortíz
“The Definition of Cool for Gregg Barrios”

Musical Trailer by Gregg Barrios for the play he directed:
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”
by Mike Daisey

Austin Film Society Trailer for the 2019 Retrospective
On Cinema40, founded by Gregg Barrios


Closing Remarks
Alexandra van de Kamp, Executive Director of Gemini Ink