Nan Cuba is an associate professor of English at Our Lady of the Lake University, founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, and author of Body & Bread, published by Engine Books.


This piece ws originally published in the San Antonio Report. The photo is by Al Rendon, the words are by Nan Cuba.


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The definition of our city, San Antonio is predominantly Latino, but it has multiple influences. There are people of a variety of different ethnicities who begin to make their voices heard, and of course that’s what I hope for, what everyone hopes for, because of the richness that comes when people tell their stories.


Gemini Ink’s commitment, and my commitment as a teacher of writing and as a writer, is to encourage people everywhere to trust that they have a voice that is valued, and if they have talent, they have an obligation to share it. Fortunately, in this city, I think that’s honored. So that, I think, is what is incubating our literary culture in San Antonio. I am grateful for that.

Nan Cuba

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