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December 2020

Anxiety into Art—A One-Day Poetry Workshop

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+5
$85.00

In uncertain times, how have poets transformed their anxieties into art? Join Gemini Ink’s Executive Director for this generative class and explore how poets have created new spaces from which to witness the world, digest and reconsider their fears, and cultivate new sources of resilience. We will study a selection of 20th century and contemporary poets as they take on their worries. Participants will be encouraged to draft new works, and constructive feedback will be provided. We may not solve the world’s problems in a day, but we can discover writing techniques that embolden and refresh us as we continue to navigate unprecedented times.

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February 2021

Writing for Heroic Power: Homer, Dante & Virgil in Light of Modern Realities with Charles Massiatte

February 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
$25

Join Gemini Ink Board president Charles Massiatte on a contemporary exploration of Greek epics that will fuel the reader and writer in you. Dip back into the classics to re-envision our contemporary moment and discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways.

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March 2021

in Just-spring: A Literary Open House

March 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Free

Zoom virtual open house features teaching artists presenting include National Book Award finalist Reginald Gibbons, New York City poet Patricia Spears Jones, award-winning authors Jen Knox, Nan Cuba, Jasmine Mendez, Sarah Colby, and Gemini Ink board president Charles Massiatte. Our evening will culminate in a reading and Q&A with Chicana postmodernist writer and critic Norma Cantú.

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Writing for Heroic Power: Homer, Dante & Virgil in Light of Modern Realities with Charles Massiatte

March 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day 11 of the month, repeating until May 13, 2021

$25

Join Gemini Ink Board president Charles Massiatte on a contemporary exploration of Greek epics that will fuel the reader and writer in you. Dip back into the classics to re-envision our contemporary moment and discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways.

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Nights of Noir Special Edition: East of Texas, West of Hell

March 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
$25
Author image copyright by Houston Chronicle

Join us for a discussion with author Rod Davis about his new novel East of Texas, West of Hell. Davis expands the thrilling world of South, America in this Southern Noir, rife with chaos, betrayal, unexpected turns, and fascinating characters. Searching for a missing girl, Jack Prine finds himself at odds with neo-Nazis, the cartel, and the Dixie Mafia in this intricate web of deception, extortion, and murder. Order your copy from NewSouth Books, or check your favorite bookseller.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Heather Harper Ellett

March 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Free

Unplug from the outside world and join us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR) brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. This month we're reading and discussing Heather Harper Ellett's Ain't Nobody Nobody

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April 2021

Writing for Heroic Power: Homer, Dante & Virgil in Light of Modern Realities

April 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$25

Join Gemini Ink Board president Charles Massiatte on a contemporary exploration of Greek epics that will fuel the reader and writer in you. Dip back into the classics to re-envision our contemporary moment and discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways.

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Four Ways to Develop as  a Fiction Writer: A One-day Workshop with National Book Critics’ Circle Award Winner Ben Fountain

April 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
$175

In this workshop we’ll focus on four specific areas in the craft of writing fiction and will discuss the more general questions of fiction’s role in society, and how we as aspiring writers might also aspire to keep our bodies, souls, and sanity intact while developing as artists. The four craft sections will deal with character, plot, dialogue, and scene, with examples drawn from modern and contemporary fiction, and occasionally nonfiction. Along the way, we’ll discuss work routines, what to do when we’re stuck, where to submit our work, and what—and how—to read as writers. 

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Writing Towards the Future: A Discussion and Reading by Award-winning poets Patricia Spears Jones, Megan Peak, and Laura Van Prooyen

April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Free

Join three lyrically gutsy poets, each at the top of their craft, as they discuss their current work and how it is taking on the future, poem by poem—that ethereal yet continuous possibility in our lives. What questions is their poetry asking that interrogate new ways of looking at ourselves, our American culture, and society? What current hopes, despair, and losses do their poems account for and how is this transforming their vision of who we want to be in the future and how our culture will reflect this? Can praise be protest? Can new myths and images of ourselves be created? Join us for this author reading and talk to find out!

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May 2021

The Best of Both Worlds: Welcoming Poetry and Poetic Elements into Your Prose—A Workshop with Jasminne Mendez

May 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$125

One of the greatest pieces of advice I received from a mentor once was: "You don't have to give up being a poet to write prose." In this generative writing workshop, we will explore the lyric and braided essay form and how poetry and poetic elements can be integrated into the narrative of a piece in creative and interesting ways. We will look at examples of essays that incorporate poetic strategies such as repetition, alliteration, imagery and even rhyme, and we will use prompts to create our own lyric or braided essays.

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Writing for Heroic Power: Homer, Dante & Virgil in Light of Modern Realities

May 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$25

Join Gemini Ink Board president Charles Massiatte on a contemporary exploration of Greek epics that will fuel the reader and writer in you. Dip back into the classics to re-envision our contemporary moment and discover templates for writing your own narratives, even epic ones, in new ways.

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June 2021

The Big Texas Read featuring Rebekah Manley

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

UP NEXT: We're reading and discussing Rebekah Manley's Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly BadDates: Picture Book Parody for Adults. This conversation will be moderated by Amy Gentry, author of the feminist thrillers Good as Gone, Last Woman Standing, and Bad Habits.

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Cultivating Fields: An Introduction to Writing Poetry with jo reyes-boitel

June 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
$125

This class is built for the new poet, or for someone returning to poetry after some distance. Participants will have an opportunity to create new work from writing prompts and discuss different avenues into writing poetry. An overview of poetic tools, styles, and strategies will give way to the center of poetry: emotion, story, and breath. Participants will also gain an understanding of the workshop model and its alternatives, find ways to build their community of fellow creatives, and discuss how to stay self-motivated to keep writing. 

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Points of Departure: Drafting New Poems with Octavio Quintanilla

June 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
$85

Join 2018-2020 San Antonio Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla for a one-day poetry workshop designed to have you see poetry-making with a fresh set of eyes. Discover new inroads into the poetry process through three distinct approaches led by Dr. Quintanilla: lyric, visual, and form. In this workshop, there will be an emphasis on process and generating new work. Keywords: blank page // first word // first image // first line // first doodle // first draft. Take away from this class innovative ideas on how to kickstart your future poems.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

June 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until May 30, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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July 2021

Laughing Matters: The Joke Writing Process with Tori Pool

July 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$135

Comedy has been described as “tragedy plus time,” and what a year it’s been. Jokes are often written to make light of situations ranging from matters of the heart to politics. They’re what breaks the tension in horror films, giving the audience a chance to both catch and lose their breath. In this course, we will analyze elements of joke writing, and performance. Utilizing key elements of the Socratic method, prewriting, and revision, this course is designed to help you write, rehearse, and deliver your first five minutes of comedy in a voice all your own.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Cliff Hudder

July 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

We're reading and discussing Cliff Hudder's novel from Texas Review Press, Pretty Enough for You. This program will be moderated by Tony Diaz.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

July 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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August 2021

Deep Revision, A Prose Workshop with Award-winning Author Katey Schultz

August 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
$150

This workshop is designed to empower writers with revision techniques to apply to memoir, essays, flash, short stories, or novels. Whether trying to revise a stand-alone chapter or considering the broader arc of your full manuscript, these techniques are graspable, effective, and empowering.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

August 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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September 2021

The Big Texas Read featuring Octavio Quintanilla

September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

We’re chatting with Octavio Quintanilla discussing his novel, If I Go Missing, with guest moderator Natalia Treviño.
THE BOOK An astonishing debut, If I Go Missing is timely, fearless, and necessary. In these poems, Octavio Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin anew, to return to what was left unsaid, undone. Redemption is not always possible in the geography of these poems, but there is always a sense of hope. And by this pulse we are guided, the poet’s unmistakable voice that, finally, clears the way so we may find our bearing.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

September 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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October 2021

“The Business of Writing”: The Path to Traditional Publishing for Fiction with Johnnie Bernhard

October 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
$125

Want to demystify the path to traditional publishing but don’t have the time and money to attend a full-scale writing conference? Learn about traditional publishing through sequential steps beginning with vetting a literary agent and a publisher, writing the query letter, mastering the synopsis, and formatting a manuscript to industry standards. This hands-on approach to traditional publishing, including the university press system, will guide you through industry standards, ensuring better opportunities for your manuscript or future writing projects. Bring your questions and projects to class and take that next step in your writing journey!

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The Big Texas Read Featuring Sherry Kafka Wagner

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

Up Next: We're reading and discussing Sherry Kafka Wagner's novel Hannah Jackson. This session will be moderated by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

October 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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November 2021

Virtual Book Launch for ‘Sonju’ by Wondra Chang

November 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Free

Wonder Chang will read from her new book Sonju, followed by an audience Q&A. Moderated by Alexandra van de Kamp.

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Screenwriting 101 with Amie Charney

November 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Tuesdays, November 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21. 6:30-8:30pm CST, via Zoom Instructor:…

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

November 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Edward Vidaurre

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

UP NEXT:
November 17th, 2021 via Zoom @ 7PM CST
We’re reading and discussing celebrated poet Edward Vidaurre’s collection Pandemia & Other Poems. This session will be moderated by Aztlan Libre Press co-founder Juan Tejeda.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

November 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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December 2021

The Big Texas Read featuring Sergio Troncoso

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

We're reading Sergio Troncoso's A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son. How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America?

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

December 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

December 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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January 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

January 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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February 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

February 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Deb Olin Unferth

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

We're reading and discussing Deb Olin Unferth's novel Barn 8 (Graywolf, 2020), named a best book of 2020 by NPR, Slate, Austin Chronicle, and Literary Hub. This session will be moderated by Elizabeth McCracken, the author of seven books, including Thunderstruck & Other Stories and The Souvenir Museum.

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Voices in Full Bloom: Literary Open House  

February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Free

Featured writers include screenplay pro, journalist and award-winning novelist, Bill Sibley; Alaska’s fiddling poet and touring performer bar none, Ken Waldman; New Mexico Book Award winner and editor, Veronica Golos; TEDx speaker for the Fearless Women Series and YA author Johnnie Bernhard; inaugural recipient of the Harlequin Creator Fund for Television Writing, Amie Charney; and Gemini Ink’s very own Open Writers’ Lab Facilitator for more than 20 years, Dario Beníquez, just out with his debut poetry collection from FlowerSong Press.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

February 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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March 2022

Reading Deeply/Writing Deeply: Writing the Ineffable with Veronica Golos

March 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
$140

This workshop will explore the paradox of writing the Ineffable: how to describe what is almost gone, the lost moment, extreme beauty, depth of fleeting feeling. We will discuss the different techniques used in the work of Jorie Graham, Susan Stewart, and Joanna Klink, three poets that capture the Ineffable.  We will generate work of our own, for deep discussion in this collaborative workshop.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

March 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Mike Soto

March 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CST

RSVP Up Next: We're reading and discussing poet Mike Soto's collection A Grave is Given Supper (Deep…

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

March 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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April 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

April 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Barbara Ras

April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

RSVP UP NEXT: April 20th, 2022 via Zoom @ 7PM CST We’re reading and discussing Barbara…

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

April 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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May 2022

How to Practice Successful Editing: A Craft Lecture with Johnnie Bernhard

May 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
$75

Join award-winning author Johnnie Bernhard as she demystifies the editing process for prose writers of all levels. Participants will come away with tools that improve writing and how best to apply them to their own work.

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Fascinating Characters in the Time of Netflix—An Intensive Workshop with Award-Winning Producer Marilyn Atlas

May 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
$125

Spend an evening with LA producer and Talent Manager Marilyn Atlas, as she offers an insider’s look into the world of book-to-TV projects, TV screen-playing, and creating those memorable characters and scenes that everyone wants to binge-watch. Atlas will offer user-friendly advice, hands-on guidance, and an industry pro’s know-how and passion to discuss a range of techniques to take your screenplays and prose projects to the next level.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

May 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writers Lab with Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen

May 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

This peer-driven workshop, held the last Monday of each month, is open to writers of all levels. Facilitated by Gemini Ink volunteers Dario Beniquez and Robert Allen.

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June 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

June 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Poesía Migrante: Writing about the Migrant Experience with Juan Felipe Herrera

June 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
$150

This workshop is geared toward anyone with roots in the migrante experience or anyone who would like to write about it in new, thought-provoking ways. All levels are welcome, but novice writers who want to unlock the beauty of their own voice are highly encouraged to register. 

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Open Writer’s Labs

June 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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July 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

July 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Alexandra van de Kamp

July 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

Up Next: We're reading and discussing Alexandra van de Kamp's poetry collection, Ricochet Script.

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Open Writers’ Labs

July 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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August 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

August 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writer’s Labs

August 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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September 2022

2022 Virtual Mentorship Celebration

September 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Free

Gemini Ink is thrilled to host a Virtual Mentorship Celebration featuring our two 2022 Poetry Mentees: Taslim Tagore and Chelsea Wu! They have worked closely with award-winning poet Laura Van Prooyen through a 6-month mentorship that included writing practice, feedback, deep revision, and publication guidance. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we listen to the latest work from these up-and-coming writers.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Dr Carmen Tafolla & Regina Moya

September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

Up Next: We’re reading and discussing Carmen Tafolla’s The Last Butterfly/La Ultima Mariposa, illustrated by Regina Moya and winner of the most inspiring bilingual children’s book for the International Latino Book Awards. The discussion will be moderated by artist and writer Regina Moya.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

September 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writers’ Labs

September 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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October 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

October 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Writing About the Weird with Leticia Urieta

October 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
$105

Are you a storyteller? Have you ever considered how to push the boundaries of what storytelling could be?  Ever wonder what blending genres of horror, folktales and traditional stories, as well as magical imaginings, could mean for your work? In this writing workshop for adults 16+, we will explore short stories, poems and hybrid pieces that help us reimagine realities and unlock the strange, the magical, the grotesque, and the beautiful that we find in our familial stories and our everyday lives. 

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Open Writers’ Labs

October 31, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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November 2022

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

November 16, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Daniel Peña

November 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

Up Next: We're in conversation with Daniel Peña's about his novel, Bang. We'll also have a discussion on the craft and business of writing. About Bang: An undocumented Mexican family living in South Texas is torn apart when a son inadvertently becomes involved with narcotraficantes in Daniel Peña's debut novel that explores contemporary issues of immigration, border life and international drug smuggling.

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Open Writers’ Labs

November 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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December 2022

The Big Texas Read featuring Tomas Q. Morín

December 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

We're talking with Thomas Q. Morín about his memoir, Let Me Count The Ways. We'll also discuss the craft and business of writing.
Let Me Count the Ways is the memoir of a journey into obsessive-compulsive disorder, a mechanism to survive a childhood filled with pain, violence, and unpredictability. Morín’s compulsions were a way to hold onto his love for his family in uncertain times until OCD became a prison he struggled for decades to escape. Tender, unflinching, and even funny, this vivid portrait of South Texas life challenges our ideas about fatherhood, drug abuse, and mental illness.

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Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

December 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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Open Writers’ Labs

December 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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January 2023

Veteran’s Writing Collective with Sarah Colby

January 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

The Veteran’s Writing Collective encourages the art of writing in a workshop environment where participants are offered honest, positive, and constructive peer-to-peer and mentor feedback. The workshop is open to all active-duty military, veterans, retirees, and their immediate family members. Writers of all levels working in all genres are welcome.

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The Big Texas Read featuring Allison Hedge Coke

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Free

Up Next: 2022 National Book Award Finalist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, author of the book-length poem, Look at This Blue.

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Musicality and the Long Poem with Allison Hedge Coke

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
$140

 In this workshop led by American Book Award winner Allison Hedge Coke, we will study musical genres, influences, and elements that will develop our knowledge of structure and momentum so that we can infuse our lines with lyricism, sound, and rhythm from beginning to end. 

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Open Writers’ Labs

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2023

Free

These peer-driven workshops, held the last Monday of each month, are free and open to writers of all levels and focus on poetry, flash fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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