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Art Slam

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Steve Paul Productions and Mighty Fine Arts are proud to present ArtSlam, a silent auction benefiting WordSpace.

What: Art Slam
When: Sunday June 24th, from 5-9 pm
Where: Steve Paul Productions, 2814 Main St. Dallas Tx 75226

The 2012 Art Slam will be a fun-filled late afternoon of drinks, bites, and great artwork and packages on which to bid. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit WordSpace.

WordSpace is a non-profit North Texas literary organization dedicated to supporting indigenous literature and connecting the best of world literature to local readers. Throughout the year WordSpace presents author readings, workshops, concerts and salons. In 2011, WordSpace sponsored over 35 events. Founded in 1994, WordSpace is the longest running literary group in Dallas.

WordSpace has presented programs and workshops with many writers and songwriters, including Robert Creeley, Gerald Burns, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Townes Van Zandt, Jeff Liles, Booker Prize winner James Kelman, Isabel Nathaniel, Terry and JoHarvey Allen, Cristina Henriquez, David Searcy, O. Henry Prize Winner Ben Fountain, Ed Sanders, NPR correspondent, poet, and novelist Andrei Codrescu, internationally acclaimed media pundit, activist, Dan Savage, and most recently, Amy Sedaris.

Thank you in advance for your support of the 2012 Art Slam.

Dee Mitchell
President Of WordSpace


The Poetic Messes of Karen X’s

What: The Poetic Messes of Karen X’s
When: Saturday, April 14, 7-9 (Tyler-Davis 2nd Saturday Block Party)
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
Why:

Karen X has moved so many places, she’s had a hard time keeping up. Help Karen get back on track and find her poems, scattered all over the place. She will be rifling through drawers and file cabinets, reading from her work as she goes. Bring a poem of your own to fill in for her inevitably distracted  good-will hostessing.  She’ll have an electric piano  if you want to play along. Or bring an electric bass or guitar. It will be a Houseshoes-and-Hoodie Floor Show.

Karen X aka Karen Minzer is program director of WordSpace–At Your Service!–and has been, in turn, a teen mess, a beat hippie mess, a punk mess, a rehab mess, and a yoginic mess–everywhere and nowhere, with everyone and noone,  still looking for her Sufi triumph.

 


Wordspace presents Maggie’s Theater Camp for Kids @ Oil and Cotton

What: 5-Day Theater Camp for ages 4-6
Where: Oil and Cotton
When: July 9-12, Mon-Thurs, 1-4pm
Who: Instructors, Maggie Smith & Emily Riggert!

Sign UP Now!

This five-day theater camp will engage kids in exploring imagination through games, developing unique characters, original art, songs, and stories, and challenge inhibitions by allowing a place to just be silly and weird. At the end of the camp we invite the parents and friends to come see a short showcase of all the creative work we have done.

Maggie Smith started her theater education at age four with the Dallas Theater Center’s children’s classes. Upon discovering an art form that could channel her need for creativity, drama, and plain old silliness, she realized from a young age that theater was something she could never give up. For children, who often have to grow up so fast, theater can be a thrilling and inspiring cultivator of imagination and an inviting venue for socialization. It grants a medium for kids to express themselves without fear of criticism, to find individuality in themselves and others, and discover creative and courageous abilities they can be proud of. Maggie was hooked after finding real lasting joy in these kid’s acting classes and continued her career throughout high school and into college, earning a degrees in performance art and psychology. She recently graduated from the University of North Texas Theater Department in 2011 and has worked professionally in Dallas/Fort Worth for several years. Now she hopes to provide the same kind of exhilarating, memorable experiences in more young ones and animate their senses of imagination and uninhibited joy through theater.


WordSpace presents Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, September 15, 12pm
Where: Stage, Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


WordSpace presents Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, August 18, 12pm
Where: Stage, Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


WordSpace Presents Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday July 21, 12pm
Where: Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


WordSpace Presents Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, June 16, 12pm
Where: Stage, Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


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