Our Town

Gemini Series, Inc. (aka Gemini Ink)

San Antonio, Texas

$25,000

2014

The NEA grant will support Tinta Digital ("Digital Ink"), a year-long festival of literary arts education and outreach programs. Writing workshop residencies led by professional writers will be offered to adults, seniors, and youth, resulting in digital publications that will establish a Tinta Digital Community Literature Collection within the Bexar County BiblioTech (library). Each workshop residency will culminate in a multidisciplinary literary "pachanga" (party) highlighting local culture, artists, traditions, readings by workshop participants, a presentation by a notable San Antonio/South Texas visiting author, and participatory writing and art activities for the attendees. This project will serve the Southside residents of San Antonio, which is 95% Latino.