Archive for June, 2012

Kevin Curran: “Killer Shakespeare”

What: Kevin Curran:”Killer Shakespeare”
When: November 1, Thursday, 7 pm
Where: RSVP, 214-838-3554
Admission: FREE to Members, $10 Non-Members

On television and in video games, we seem to approach murder recreationally. At the same time, it’s a topic of first-order ethical importance for us and connects to our most fundamental beliefs about the value and nature of life.

Killing, in Shakespeare, helps us map out interesting aspects of Shakespeare’s world (both intellectual and theatrical), and also offers us compelling ways to explore our own. At what point and under what conditions does the taking of life becomes “murder”? Where do we draw the line between murder, revenge, political assassination, and the
events of war?

A few key scenes will be posted online and available at the Salon.


Dr. Curran specializes in Renaissance literature and theater with particular interests in Shakespeare, law, philosophy and critical theory, performance, and the culture of the court. His first book, “Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court” (Ashgate, 2009), looks at how political, religious, and sexual understandings of “union” came to bear on the formation of a uniquely Jacobean political imagination. Curran is also preparing an edition of Samuel Daniel’s play, “The Tragedy of Philotas”, which will be published by Manchester University Press as part of the “Revels Plays” series. He is currently working on a new book called “Law and Selfhood in Shakespeare”, and he recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Criticism on “Shakespeare and Phenomenology”. Curran has received grants and fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Harry Ransom Research Center, among others. He is the editor of a new book series called “Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance,” published by Edinburgh University Press. At UNT, he is founder and convener of the Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium. In 2012, Dr. Curran won the Kesterson Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching and the Professor of the Year Award from the Graduate Students of English Association.


Story Time with Suzie every week

Children’s Story Time every week @ Lucky Dog Books with Suzie Riddle:
Story Times:

10:30 Tuesdays 10801 Garland Rd.
10:30 Saturdays at 633 W. Davis

All Children must be accompanied by parent or designated caregiver.
For more information: 214-827-4860 (Lochwood) or 214-941-2665 (Oak Cliff)


Roger Reeves and Caroline McCulloch of Greenhill School

What: Roger Reeves with Special Guest, Caroline McCulloch of Greenhill School
When: September 28, Friday, 7 pm
Where: RSVP 214-838-3554 or wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Members Free Non Members $10

Roger Reeves poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Tin House, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his MFA from the University of Texas and his Ph.D.in the English Department at UT. Roger is on the faculty at the UIC as an assistant professor of poetry.

Reeves’s first book *King Me* will be published by Copper Canyon Press in October of 2013

WordSpace is pleased to present selected area student writers in Salon alongside our selected working writers. Poet, former WS board member and Greenhill instructor Farid Matuk has selected Caroline McCulloch to read a short selection of her work.


Wordspace and Deep Ellum Market present Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, December 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.


Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, November 17, 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 and Deep Ellum Market present Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, October 20, 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.


Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam

What: Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam
When: Every 1st Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosts: Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

Half Price Books and WordSpace  are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth. Created by Alexandra Marie, a host and organizer for Dallas Poetry Slam.


Dallas Poetry Youth Slam Series

What: Dallas Poetry Youth Slam Series
When: Every 1st Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosts: Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

Half Price Books and WordSpace  are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth. Created by Alexandra Marie, a host and organizer for Dallas Poetry Slam, with workshops and performance. For More Info: Contact AlexandraMarie@DallasPoetrySlam.com


Dallas Poetry YOUTH SERIES

What: Dallas Poetry YOUTH SERIES
When: Every 1st Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosts: Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

Half Price Books and WordSpace  are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth. Created by Alexandra Marie, a host and organizer for Dallas Poetry Slam.


Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam

What: Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam
When: Every 1st Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosts: Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

Half Price Books and WordSpace  are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth. Created by Alexandra Marie, a host and organizer for Dallas Poetry Slam.


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