Gemini Ink’s 2010 Summer Literary Festival will be held July 9 though July 25. The theme this year focuses on biomimicry which, according to the Biomimicry Institute, is “the science and art of emulating nature’s best biological ideas to solve human problems.”
There has always been a bond between the natural world and the arts, a symbiotic relationship in which nature serves as conduit for artistic expression, and the artist works to preserve nature’s beauty and utility. Gemini Ink will celebrate artists focusing their work on the “green” age during our 2010 Summer Literary Festival, “What Would Nature Do?” Join us as we showcase a diverse group of writers, artists, and activists through the lens of the environment.
The festival will feature workshops and readings with Joe Nick Patoski, Shin Yu Pai, Sherwin Bitsui, Mobi Warren, Lyle Rosdahl, and more. Our always popular, Young Writers Camp, with instructors Derek Delgado and Donna Peacock, will guide students as they nurture and celebrate their perspective and voice. And, in late July, our successful collaboration with Artpace continues with 2 to Watch, which will pair poet Trey Moore and artist/musician Ken Little together for a spirited demonstration and discussion.
Registration can be done online, via phone (210) 734-9673, or fax (210) 737-0688.