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The Big Texas Author Talk featuring Leticia Urieta

Join us for a free author talk & discussion with Leticia Urieta, author of Las Criaturas. This session will be moderated by jo reyes-boitel, a poet, essayist, and playwright.
In Las Criaturas, Leticia Urieta hones the conventions of folklore and mythology to center girls & women in a present context. Otherworldly and musical, Las Criaturas positions the monstrous as a form of power and place of refuge, firmly asking readers the pertinent questions: “Who creates the monsters? How do las criaturas that pervade our past, present, and future find justice?” Urieta has gifted us a daring and playful new work that points us in the right direction.
–Reyes Ramirez, author of The Book of Wanderers

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Best Summer Poetry Reads for the “Beach”: An August Poetry Boost & Discussion

Whether you’re headed to the beach with its sand and sun or want to learn about new poetic voices from the shores of your couch, join Gemini Ink’s Executive Director Alexandra van de Kamp on an exploration of new or newly-discovered titles and her recommendations on recent “Best Reads!” lists. We’ll discuss sample poems from a wide range of poetry collections including Natalie Diaz, Morgan Parker, Urayoán Noel, Barbara Ras, Donika Kelly, Reginald Gibbons, and more. Poets of all levels welcome!

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Nights of Noir – Jim Thompson’s The Getaway

Welcome to the world of Noir, where the streets are dark with something more than night. Join us for a literary joyride through Texas and the West, down Park Avenue, and into the frigid Nordic landscape, a journey where the desperate and duplicitous encounter corruption, betrayal, and death – and no one comes out unscathed. Explore four timeless hardboiled classics: Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest, which started it all; Laura, The Getaway, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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