Welcome to Wordspace


SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS



 People are Talking

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 produces over 50 events a year and 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 reading at the South Dallas Cultural Center. The authors pay school visits and offer writing workshops.

DALLAS POETRY SLAM FEATURE SERIES: the best of slam poetry in the engaging atmosphere of 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.

LIT HOP continues an annual literary festival tradition begun in 1994. Lit Hop is inspired by and modeled after the Fresno and San Diego Lit Hops, and San Francisco’s Lit Crawl.

ORAL FIXATION brings true-life storytelling to theater audiences in ticketed events at the Dallas City 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 the Latino Cultural Center.

WORDSPACE UNDERGROUND: We support pop up events and Happenings to present spoken word, and language infused electronic music, video and installation art. Events such as Leah Tieger’s “Looped” installations, Tyler-Davis Arts Festivals, Bishop Arts Festivals and “Savage Impressions and Pirate Printmakers”.

 

SPECIAL THANKS
WordSpace Members and 2017 Season Sponsors:


SDCC 30th Logo Final Ben E. Keith

richland-bestoca-bestlogo_Latino-CulturalCenter
 

 

 

All Events Calendar

September 2017
S M T W T F S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
October 2017
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031EC
Sign Up For our E-Mailout!