In this immersive workshop, we will explore the intersection of memory and the cosmos, delving into the cosmic tapestry that shapes our individual narratives. Drawing inspiration from real-life experiences, we will learn techniques to extract the essence of our stories, weaving them into vibrant tapestries of imagination and emotion. Through guided writing exercises, group discussions, and reflective meditations, we will navigate the cosmic landscape of our memories, unearthing hidden gems and untold tales. Together, we will celebrate the power of diverse voices, honoring the richness of our cultural heritage and the complexities of our identities. No matter your writing background or level of experience, this workshop is a safe and inclusive space for all two-spirit, trans, queer, LGBTQIA+ individuals.Find out more »
Join Gemini Ink on Friday, October 6th, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 with a timely and intimate literary discussion about current publishing trends and Latinx representation in books.
This event features Latinx authors and publishers and provides a space to discuss how to break barriers and create pathways toward publication in a literary landscape where Latinx writers account for only 7% of published authors. Our guests will talk about how they navigated the publishing industry and illuminate how Latinx writers can forge a path toward sharing their own stories.
In this six-week course, participants will study the therapeutic storytelling model of the Six-Part Story (6PSM), explore writing about their experiences with disease from different points of view, and practice combining facts and fiction to create a new version of their healing journey. By creating a safe space for reflection, this workshop hopes to provide a path toward repair, healing, and empowerment. All students will write and polish a final essay for potential publishing. On the last day of class, students will share their stories with each other.Find out more »
Evoking Place Through Sensory Writing: An Open Genre Workshop with Award-winning Eco-Writer Camille T. Dungy
Place can be a tool for connection, history, freedom, discovery, and even tension. But how do we capture a setting with nuance so that a reader gains understanding and clarity of the world the story/poem lives in? In this three-hour workshop, participants will examine passages that use strong sensory details to bring the texture, mood, geographic and/or aesthetic quirks of a place to life. We will then practice various approaches for generating descriptive language and apply it to our own work. Don’t miss this chance to spend a morning with one of the most intriguing literary voices of our time, who is a ground-breaking voice in the world of eco-writing! This course is open to writers of all genres and skill level, 18+.Find out more »