Steadfast in its mission to “help people create and share the human story,” Gemini Ink, with its workshops, classes, readings, outreach and mentorship programs, is a catalyst of inspiration and connection for local readers and writers alike. In keeping with its trend of ever-broadening the scope of its impact, Gemini Ink presents its inaugural Writer’s Conference this weekend.
In addition to a wide array of panels and workshops ($75-$150), the conference includes several free offerings, including an opening reception at host venue El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel (5:30-7:30pm Thu, 110 Lexington Ave.), an open-air reading with Janet Kaplan, Tim Z. Hernandez, Bryce Milligan, Wendy Barker and Andrea Vocab Sanderson at Viva Tacoland (7-11pm Fri, 103 W. Grayson St.), a book fair with author signings at El Tropicano (10am-6pm Sat) and a cocktail hour and after party with a cash bar, light fare and readings from Reyna Grande, Tim Seibles, Barbara Ras and Laurie Ann Guerrero in the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art (6-10pm Sat, 300 Augusta St.).
For details, call (210) 734-9673 or visit geminiink.org
Gemini Ink, grown into a dynamic and important literary organization from a small volunteer reading series for local writers, has been a key player in the San Antonio literary milieu since its founding in 1997.