Archive for December, 2012

Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

When: Saturday, May 4, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Dallas Poetry Youth Slam When: Every first Saturday at 4-6 pm Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room- Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo Half Price Books and WordSpace are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

 

It’s the last workshop before the big Slam Finals at the end of the month. There will be Special Guests in the house to give some last minute feedback on the poems that writers are planning to use in the final show. Students to be compete in the big slam finals show will be announced.

When: Saturday, April 6, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy, in the community room
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo
Sponsored by: WordSpace


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

When: Saturday, March 2, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Dallas Poetry Youth Slam When: Every first Saturday at 4-6 pm Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room- Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo Half Price Books and WordSpace are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

When: Saturday, February 2
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Dallas Poetry Youth Slam When: Every first Saturday at 4-6 pm Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room- Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo Half Price Books and WordSpace are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.


OffWorld

What: OffWorld, A Science Fiction Club
When: Wednesday, May 8, 7-9 pm
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
Presented by: Phillip Washington
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Join us for a discussion of science fiction writers.


The Big Read Panel: Growing Up With Science Fiction

In conjunction with The Big Read’s tribute to the late Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451, Off World, the science fiction readers’ club of WordSpace, presents a panel  on the role science fiction can play in the lives of young readers. Panel members range from naysayers to fervent fans of the genre. This free event will be a lively evening with ample opportunities for audience members to weigh in on the topic.

The Big Read is a city-wide celebration of Ray Bradbury and Fahrenheit 451, funded by the National Endowment of the Arts to grantees Friends of the Public Library and programming partner D Academy, a leadership division of D Magazine. See other offerings on The Big Read Dallas website. “ONE BOOK ONE CITY”.

  

What: A Panel Discussion to celebrate The Big Read, a project of D Academy and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library
Who: Panelists: OffWorld’s Phillip Washington; Ken Ruffin, president of the National Space Society, North Texas Division; and, Jerome Weeks, critic and producer for KERA Public Radio
Moderator: Charles Dee Mitchell
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7-9 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Highway

 


OffWorld

What: OffWorld, a Science Fiction Club
When: Wednesday, February 13, 7pm
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
Presented by: Phillip Washington
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Join us for a discussion of science fiction writers.


OffWorld

What: OffWorld, A Science Fiction Club
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler St
When: Resumes in February
Presented by: Phillip Washington
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell
Join us for look at new short science fiction and discussions.


Ronaldo Wilson

What: Ronaldo Wilson
More:  Opening presentation by Greenhill School Student Writer
When: Friday, February 1, 7:30 pm
Where: Private Residence, RSVP for location: 214-838-3554, wordspace@wordspace.us
Special Thanks: Ronaldo Wilson’s Dallas appearance is made possible in partnership with Greenhill School of Dallas and curated for WordSpace and Greenhill School by Farid Matuk.

Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. Co-founder of the Black Took Collective, Wilson is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry, Fiction and Literature in the Literature Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. His latest book, Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other, is forthcoming from Counterpath Press in 2013.

 

 

 

 


Michael Guinn at Dallas Poetry Slam

What: Michael Guinn at Dallas Poetry Slam
When: April 26, 2013 at 8pm
Where: 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission: $5 (Free to WS Members)
Hosted By: Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie

Michael Guinn is an energetic and interactive speaker for teens, college students and adult professionals. He has a Master of Science in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker.  After working with the state of Texas as a Caseworker with the Child Protective Services, he was inspired to empower youth through poetry and writing.  Trained as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Michael promotes and speaks about the awareness of addiction, domestic abuse and sexual harassment. He was recently named Community Mentor of the Year and nominated for the Legacy of Men Award.  Michael competes in poetry slam competitions all over the world and has been hosting a weekly open mic poetry and spoken word event for 11 years in Downtown Fort Worth.  He is the accomplished author of more than 16 poetry books and 4 spoken word CD projects. Michael also hosts, writes and performs for weddings, anniversaries, conventions, conferences, churches, and women and children events.


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