Join local food historian and culinary expert Melissa Guerra for her visit to the Recetas de mi vida writing workshop to discuss recipes, stories, publishing, local cuisine and more. Wednesday, October 29, @ 9:30am Bibliotech Digital Library 3505 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78221. Free and open to the public.

Join local food historian and culinary expert Melissa Guerra for her visit to the Recetas de mi vida writing workshop to discuss recipes, stories, publishing, local cuisine and more. Wednesday, October 29, @ 9:30am Bibliotech Digital Library 3505 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78221. Free and open to the public.

La Bárbara. Bárbara Renaud González. Author of the novel Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? and a children’s book about voting right pioneer Willie Velasquez, The Boy Made of Lightning. She will be teaching a class for us called Writing for Social Justice. “Writers are above all witnesses. Uncover research methods that deepen your investigative writing. Practice interview techniques and, most of all, consider a new model of ethics and excellence when writing for social justice.” Wednesdays starting October 29, 2014 through November 19, 2014. 6:30pm-8pm. $50. 

La Bárbara. Bárbara Renaud González. Author of the novel Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me? and a children’s book about voting right pioneer Willie Velasquez, The Boy Made of Lightning. She will be teaching a class for us called Writing for Social Justice. “Writers are above all witnesses. Uncover research methods that deepen your investigative writing. Practice interview techniques and, most of all, consider a new model of ethics and excellence when writing for social justice.” Wednesdays starting October 29, 2014 through November 19, 2014. 6:30pm-8pm. $50. 

Here’s the limited edition chapbook When Horses Fly by Nan Cuba! There’s only 50 of these handmade, signed and numbered chapbooks. They were designed by Leo Lee and John Lee and produced at the Southwest School of Art, School by the River Press and generously supported by William Fisher, Elizabeth & Drew Cauthorn, and members of the BeeGee Book Club. We are selling these online and at the Inkstravaganza Gala on October 9, 2014. This is a beautiful, richly textured chapbook with a great story by Nan Cuba, whose novel Body and Bread won the 2013 PEN/Southwest Book Award for Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. They won’t last long!

Here’s the limited edition chapbook When Horses Fly by Nan Cuba! There’s only 50 of these handmade, signed and numbered chapbooks. They were designed by Leo Lee and John Lee and produced at the Southwest School of Art, School by the River Press and generously supported by William Fisher, Elizabeth & Drew Cauthorn, and members of the BeeGee Book Club. We are selling these online and at the Inkstravaganza Gala on October 9, 2014. This is a beautiful, richly textured chapbook with a great story by Nan Cuba, whose novel Body and Bread won the 2013 PEN/Southwest Book Award for Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. They won’t last long!

Our Great Books Series looks at the environment this time around. Facilitated by poet Mobi Warren and Paul Martin, selected texts are dramatically performed and discussed as a group. The idea is to build dialogue around substantive, thoughtful writings and see where the conversation leads. The Central Library has graciously agreed to host these talks in the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center on the 2nd floor. Our next talk will take place Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm. The book we’ll be drawing from is The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson & Robert Haas. You can pre-register here. We hope you’ll join us!

Our Great Books Series looks at the environment this time around. Facilitated by poet Mobi Warren and Paul Martin, selected texts are dramatically performed and discussed as a group. The idea is to build dialogue around substantive, thoughtful writings and see where the conversation leads. The Central Library has graciously agreed to host these talks in the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center on the 2nd floor. Our next talk will take place Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm. The book we’ll be drawing from is The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson & Robert Haas. You can pre-register here. We hope you’ll join us!

Much thanks to the San Antonio Spurs for donating a signed Jeff Ayers photo to our 2014 Inkstravaganza Raffle Family Package! This photo is from the 2013-2014 Championship season. And that’s Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy in the photo, too. Check out the Family and other raffle packages HERE. Remember, every dollar from every raffle ticket you buy goes to help us help others “create and share the human story.” So, buy soon and buy often!

Much thanks to the San Antonio Spurs for donating a signed Jeff Ayers photo to our 2014 Inkstravaganza Raffle Family Package! This photo is from the 2013-2014 Championship season. And that’s Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy in the photo, too. Check out the Family and other raffle packages HERE. Remember, every dollar from every raffle ticket you buy goes to help us help others “create and share the human story.” So, buy soon and buy often!

We just plumped up the Glitterati Package in our Inkstravaganza Raffle! Isabella Imports graciously donated a bottle of Caterina de Medici perfume by i Profumi di Firenze. i Profumi di Firenze perfumes are meticulously hand-blended in small batches with the finest selections of floral and botanical essences from Italy and around the world. Rumor has it this is Emmy Rossum's perfume of choice. It retails for $110 but you can get it and everything in the Glitterati Package (which is valued at $6200) for as little as $25 (and a little luck). Buy raffle tickets here. The drawing is October 9, 2014. It’s open to everyone and you don’t have to be present to win. Buona fortuna!

We just plumped up the Glitterati Package in our Inkstravaganza Raffle! Isabella Imports graciously donated a bottle of Caterina de Medici perfume by i Profumi di Firenzei Profumi di Firenze perfumes are meticulously hand-blended in small batches with the finest selections of floral and botanical essences from Italy and around the world. Rumor has it this is Emmy Rossum's perfume of choice. It retails for $110 but you can get it and everything in the Glitterati Package (which is valued at $6200) for as little as $25 (and a little luck). Buy raffle tickets here. The drawing is October 9, 2014. It’s open to everyone and you don’t have to be present to win. Buona fortuna!

In case you haven’t heard: We’re having a raffle up in here! Four great packages to choose from with most excellent prizes. Our SA Cultura package features a class with the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio Symphony tickets, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio tickets, artwork by Jennifer Ling Datchuk and David Blancas, and sooo much more. Raffle tickets are only $25 each or 5 for $100. Cheap. Plus there is the added bonus of supporting Gemini Ink and our mission of “helping people create and share the human story,” meaning - Warm fuzzies with every purchase! 

In case you haven’t heard: We’re having a raffle up in here! Four great packages to choose from with most excellent prizes. Our SA Cultura package features a class with the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio Symphony tickets, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio tickets, artwork by Jennifer Ling Datchuk and David Blancas, and sooo much more. Raffle tickets are only $25 each or 5 for $100. Cheap. Plus there is the added bonus of supporting Gemini Ink and our mission of “helping people create and share the human story,” meaning - Warm fuzzies with every purchase! 

Did you see this? We thought it would be a great idea to have writers get together and share some space while they work on their, well, work. Poets, playwrights, novelists, memoirists, essayists. Everyone is welcome. Join us Wednesdays from 10am-1pm (you don’t have to be here the whole 3 hours, we know you work) starting September 17 until October 22. You can bring something you’re currently working on, create something entirely new, jot down ideas, or just sit and stare at the walls (like Virginia seems to be doing). It’s up to you. This time will be about the act of writing and not much else. So, be here and write.

Did you see this? We thought it would be a great idea to have writers get together and share some space while they work on their, well, work. Poets, playwrights, novelists, memoirists, essayists. Everyone is welcome. Join us Wednesdays from 10am-1pm (you don’t have to be here the whole 3 hours, we know you work) starting September 17 until October 22. You can bring something you’re currently working on, create something entirely new, jot down ideas, or just sit and stare at the walls (like Virginia seems to be doing). It’s up to you. This time will be about the act of writing and not much else. So, be here and write.

Our big, fat Fall Kickoff is happening Friday, September 12 @ 7pm. We’ll have featured readings by local authors Barbara Renaud Gonzalez & Sheila Black and an open-mic hosted by Paschal Murat Booker. Sign up here for open-mic. We’ll probably have a little wine (we always do) with a little food too. We hope you’ll come hang out, listen, partake, and share. You’re always welcome at Gemini Ink!