Inkstravaganza Gala

The Writer’s Life

Celebrating Gemini Ink’s 25th Anniversary &
Past Inkstravaganza Honorees

October 18, 2018

The Pearl Stable



Gemini Ink is turning 25! We’re thrilled to celebrate this very special birthday with our community of readers and writers—and what better way to do so than with our 25th Anniversary Inkstravaganza? Each year we honor one individual with the Literary Award of Excellence. This year we have the special honor of recognizing not one individual but all previous recipients of this award in a luminous cast of literary all-stars.

Join us for the literary party of the season, celebrating 25 years of Gemini Ink and the 17 honorees we’ve featured since 2010! The theme for the evening is “The Writer’s Life.”

We’ll begin with a signature cocktail—the Writer’s Block—and live musical accompaniment by local musicians. We’ll enjoy a festive birthday dinner, a brief history of Gemini Ink by our founder, Nan Cuba, and special mini-readings by our featured honorees! Toast to the challenges and splendors of the writing life while exploring the wide range of literary works accomplished by each of our honorees. You will also have the opportunity to celebrate the work of local artists and find a special gift for yourself or a loved one through our silent auction and a very special raffle.

(From top left) Tomás Ybarra Frausto, Jan Jarboe Russell, Coleen Grissom, Nan Cuba, Carmen Tafolla, Barbara Ras, John Phillip Santos, Lee Robinson, Jerry Winakur, Steven G. Kellman, Abrahan Verghese, David Liss, Sterling Houston, Robert Flynn, Wendy Barker, Naomi Shihab Nye, Rosemary Catacalos

Purchase Sponsorships or Individual Tickets

By purchasing a table, you will help us celebrate San Antonio’s literary history and Gemini Ink’s unique place in the city’s community over these last 25 years: all of the rich stories we’ve shared together; the creative growth local writers have experienced through our literary arts center; the children who have discovered their love of writing through our Writers in Communities program; the readers who have become writers; and all of the many lives we as a community have touched! Your support ensures that writers of all ages—from 5 to 95—continue to find inspiration, support, and connection through our programs and beyond.

We hope you will join us for a birthday party to remember and help us go for another 25!

We look forward to seeing you at Inkstravaganza 2018!


Sponsorship Levels

Publisher $10,000 – Highest Sponsor billing: premier seating table for eight; special cuisine book based on famous meals in literary favorites; eight complimentary raffle tickets; major event sponsor recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Editor $5,000 – Sponsor billing: preferred seating table for eight; eight signed, limited edition chapbooks by Nan Cuba; recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Critic $2,500 – Sponsor billing: preferred seating table for eight; eight chapbooks featuring original work from our Writers in Communities program; recognition on invitation, program, and online.

Journalist $1,800 – Table for eight; recognition on invitation, program,and online.

Author (Single Ticket) $175


Inkstravaganza Sponsorship Levels

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