Welcome to Wordspace



From Artists, Educators, and Media: 

“I did my first public reading at a WordSpace event in 2002 and the thriving literary community centered around WordSpace has been an essential part of my development as a writer.”
Ben E. Fountain, National Book Critics Award Winner

“Since the WordSpace organization has relocated to Oak Cliff, the subsequent heightened interest in literature and creative writing here has proven to be both inspirational and enlightening. WordSpace’s presence here genuinely feels like a gift to the neighborhood.”
Jeff Liles, Artistic Director, Kessler Theater

“Thank you for such a fine time and soul cleansing experience in Dallas.”
Andrei Codrescu

“…in addition to its willingness to blur the lines between written word and other art forms, WordSpace has remained a source of support across a broad spectrum of local literary interests.”
Peter Simek, D Magazine

“The effect of WordSpace programs and the role they play in the positive development of young people is invaluable. These programs deserve your support.”
Scott Davison, Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts

WordSpace has provided venue and honoraria to over 3000 artists since 1994. 

ARTSPEAK presents performance art and songwriters in conjunction with exhibitions at Mighty Fine Arts.

AFRICAN DIASPORA: NEW DIALOGUES focuses on work of nationally recognized writers presented at and partnered with the South Dallas Cultural Center. The authors pay school visits and offer writing workshops.

DALLAS POETRY SLAM FEATURE SERIES presents the best of slam poetry presented and partnered with The Dallas Poetry Slams at Heroes on North Greenville Avenue.

FIRST HEARINGS hosts Texas authors reading from newly published books at The Wild Detectives, a popular Bishop Arts book store.

HEADLINERS brings celebrity artists in ticketed events to The Kessler Theater and Moody Performance Hall. The series has presented Anne Waldman, Laurie Anderson, John Waters, Amy Sedaris, Nikki Giovanni, Andrei Codrescu, Sandra Bernhard, Saul Williams and Dan Savage. Historic presentations include Robert Creeley, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ed Sanders, Terry Allen, Johnny Dolphin.

ORAL FIXATION: Nicole Schlesinger brings true-life storytelling to theater audiences in ticketed events at Moody Performance Hall

SALONS present entertaining topics and language work installations from Dallas artist and intellectuals in private homes.

TRANSNATIONAL IMPRESSIONS: Award winning visiting Latinx and Indigenous writers are presented at and partnered with the Latino Cultural Center.

WORDSPACE UNDERGROUND: WordSpace supports neighborhood Pop-up events and Happenings to present language infused performance art, music, video and installation art.

 

SPECIAL THANKS
WordSpace Members and 2017-18 Season Sponsors


SDCC 30th Logo Final Ben E. Keith

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