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Gemini Ink

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1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
210.734.9673

September 2022

So You Want to Write a Novel or Memoir? A Prose Workshop with Wondra Chang

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$145

Need guidance beginning that book project you’ve been thinking about for months or years? Look no further! Join Wondra Chang on a four-week journey through the book writing process. Week by week, we will delve into everything from your character’s emotional patterns and actions, to debunking writing rules you’ve been told to follow. You will also receive tools and advice that minimize writer’s block and energize your creative process. You will leave this class with characters who come alive and move the story, a synopsis, title, and opening paragraph to your novel or memoir, and confidence that your story is worth telling.

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(Poetry) Slam 101 with C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$125

Take the first steps towards that microphone with this deep dive into the world of slam poetry with spoken word veteran, C.L. “Rooster” Martinez! (Poetry) Slam 101 is a performance and generative workshop that will examine the background and history of slam poetry as an event and competitive form. Participants will create work for the slam/competitive stage, learn editing strategies for work intended for the slam stage, collaborate on team or “group poems”, and receive instant feedback on written work and performances and strategies (examples and coaching) for the slam stage. 

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October 2022

Boost Your Creativity In the Classroom: A workshop for educators of all kinds

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
$125

Everyone is creative, but being an educator takes a special kind of innovation. In this workshop, we will discover new ways to build creative muscles as teachers which will inspire and nurture creative confidence in students. This workshop includes exercises and writing prompts that boost collaboration and imagination.

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Fuerza-Writing: Nontraditional Approaches to Developing Performance Text with Marisela Barrera

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$140

Learn how to turn everyday source material into a final performance. In this four-week workshop, we'll discuss verbatim theater (theater based on people's spoken words), devised performance (collaborative, often improvised work), and adapting your original short stories or poems into plays. We'll practice examples of each. You'll be asked to commit to developing one performance text to be shared in a public reading. 

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The Songwriting Masterclass: Better Lyrics… Better Stories… Better Songs with Nathan Brown

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$135

This workshop deals with finding a song’s “main goal,” its central theme, and then explores the various ways we can “drive home” that story for other listeners to appreciate. We’ll take a look at the inner workings of several song forms and structures so we can better understand how to apply our particular stories to those classic structures.

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November 2022

6-Minute Memoir with Mary Helen Stefaniak

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
Gemini Ink, 1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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$140

Write one or more brief memoirs (i.e., a nonfiction piece up to 1200 words in lengt) that vividly presents and explores the meaning of a particular past experience. 

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