Welcome to WordSpace
Since 1994, WordSpace has presented programs with thousands of writers across a broad interdisciplinary spectrum. We are proud to support emerging writers and the Texas arts communities.
In addition to emerging writers, WordSpace have also presented such luminaries as Robert Creeley, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jeffrey Liles, James Kelman, Dagoberto Gilb, Terry Allen, Ben Fountain, Ed Sanders, Andrei Codrescu, Dan Savage, Amy Sedaris, Nikki Giovanni, Sandra Bernhard, John Waters, Laurie Anderson, Johnny Dolphin, Anne Waldman, Philippines PEN award recipient, Edwin Cordevilla, Persian exiles-in-London poets, Abol Froushan and Ali Abdolrezaei, Korea’s Presidential Award recipient Tae Joo Jah, Our Summer Internship Program hosts young writers from universities around the country and we create programs to give voice and venue to area youth.
TESTIMONIALS 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