Begun as a local volunteer reading series in 1997, we are now a grassroots non-profit literary arts center dedicated to the readers and writers of today and tomorrow.
Gemini Ink nurtures writers and readers and builds community through literature and the related arts.
At Gemini Ink we believe human story in all its diverse and complicated forms and genres — from poetry and fiction to memoir and oral tradition — is essential to developing compassion and richness in both individual and community life. We encourage focused reading, writing, and exchange at every level, from the elementary school student and the incarcerated youth to the polished professional and the elder who has always wanted to record her family stories.
We now serve an average of 5,000 patrons annually. These are the four tools through which we reach the community.
Writers in Communities (WIC) sends professional writers into diverse community settings to work alongside students of all ages, needs, interests, and abilities in free workshops based in oral traditions, readings, and creative writing.
The Autograph Series presents writers of national or international stature — many of them recipients of major prizes such as the Pulitzer or National Book Award — in free public performance and a ticketed colloquium luncheon.
University Without Walls (UWW) offers three semesters of fee-based reading groups and workshops and also many free literary events, all led by professional writers, scholars, and interdisciplinary artists.
Dramatic Readers Theater (DRT) features professional actors interpreting literary works in free performances, often accompanied by original music.