2013

Dobson What: Richard Dobson
When: May 5, 2013 at 5-7 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, Oak Cliff
633 W Davis St., Dallas TX 75208
Bookstore Phone: 214-941-2665
Richard Dobson is a Texas singer-songwriter from Tyler and former roughneck who gamboled around Galveston and Houston, then Austin and Nashville, before spending the past 13 years living in Switzerland and playing all over Europe
 bolano Club Bolano
When: Tuesday, May 7,  7pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis in Oak Cliff
Admission: Members FREE, donation suggested for non members
Hosted by Joe Milazzo for the obsessed fans of Roberto Bolaño, (28 April 1953 – 15 July 2003), a Chilean novelist and poet.
More Info: 214-838-3554
 rocket What: OffWorld
When: May 8, 2013 at 7-9 pm
Where:WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
Admission: Free
Presented By: Phillip Washington
Hosted By: Charles Dee Mitchell
Join us for a discussion of science fiction writers
This month’s focus is on Philip K. Dick

Anita Barnard
What: Book Release: On the Dark Path: An Anthology of Fairy Tale Poetry
When: Saturday, May 11, 7 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis, 214-941-2665
Meet Anita and friends in a special evening of poetry and fun with lit pack peeps
Admission: Free

 

WhatPrincess McDowell at Dallas Poetry Slam
When: May 17, 2013 at 8pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission: $5, Free to WordSpace Members
Hosted By: Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie

 

 

DPYS What: Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: July 6, 2013 at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy
Hosted By: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo
WordSpace partners with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performances. 
 bolano Club Bolano
When: Tuesday, July9, 7pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis in Oak Cliff
Admission: Members FREE, donation suggested for non members
Hosted by Joe Milazzo for the obsessed fans of Roberto Bolaño, (28 April 1953 – 15 July 2003), a Chilean novelist and poet.
More Info: 214-838-3554
 
 Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series Team @ Read Rite Market
Where: Read Rite Market @ Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th
When: July 20, 2:30 pmWS and Dallas Poetry Slam present the 2013 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series Team traveling to compete at Brave New Voice in ChicagoKellen Weigand, Eliza Schreibman (the Grand Slam Champion), Lizzie Vamos, Josh Rambeau, Blake Lackey, and Amanda Jackson, presented Alexandra MarieCheck the amazing schedule of events for this day long festival.

 
anantkumar_closeup Anant KumarCharley Moon, Bunny Trahan
When: 
Friday, August 9,  7:30 pm
Where:
 Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis in Oak Cliff

Join Charley Moon and Bunny Trahan in welcoming Anant Kumar during his U.S. tour.Refreshments will be servedRead More 
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Bear Rodehaver Book Signing and Reading
WhatStrangely Wonderful (Penhall Publishing)
When: Saturday August 24, 7:30
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St. (OC)Refreshments served. Read More…

 

 WSatTK FALL SEASON OPENS: WORDSPACE AT THE KESSLER- The “Reveal” Reception @ Half Price Books, NW Highway.September 4, 5-7 pmJoin us for wine and a splasy promo reception as we reveal our full lineup and turn ticket sales on with Members Discounts.Wordspace is honored to have Half Price Books as principle artists sponsors for this benefit series that supports our 50+ annual programs. Additional partial sponsorship of our 2013-14 Season is made possible by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, board, members and friends.
Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: Saturday, September 7, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin ZihuatanejoThroughout the year WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam partner to offer free writing and performance workshop for area high school students. The workshops are followed by an open mic and end of the year competition to build a Team that travels to Brave New Voice
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What: WordSpace Salon
When
: Sept 12, 2013 7 pm
Where: Private Residence,RSVP: 214-838-3554 or wordspace@wordspace.us.Bonnie Friedman writes both creative nonfiction and fiction. She is the author of the Village Voice bestseller Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life (HarperCollins). Read More…
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Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: Saturday, December 14 , 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin ZihuatanejoThroughout the year WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam partner to offer free writing and performance workshop for area high school students. The workshops are followed by an open mic and end of the year competition to build a Team that travels to Brave New Voice.PLEASE NOTE: DPSYS is moved from its regularly scheduled for 1st Saturdays to December 14 for December. We will back on schedule in January.
 DaShade-Moonbeam-1 Da’Shade Moonbeam at Dallas Poetry Slam
WhenSeptember 13 at 8pm
Where:
 Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission
$5, Free to WordSpace Members
Hosted By
Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie
Dallas Poetry Slam is back with a new Season.
Read More
  SWIRVE PRESENTS SWIRVE
featuring Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

When: September 14, 2013, 6 pm, Reading at 7:30
Where:WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street

In conjunction with her exhibition Armas Desnudas opening at Mighty Fine Arts, internationally recognized artist Rosemary Meza-DesPlas includes a reading and kicks off the Swirve Presents Swirve SeriesReady More.

September 19, 6-10 pm @ The Kessler Theater
SAVE THE DATE! North Texas Giving DayWordSpace presents the first annual Donor Bridge Day “Word-Up” featuring the “Word-Up Allstars”WordSpace presents the first Annual Word-Up with the Word-Up Allstars. This is a benefit event that will offer spoken word performances from famous and infamous poets, writers, and artists to help raise funds for WordSpace.  Every dollar  will be maximized and then some by Donor Bridge!The “Word-Up Allstars” lineup includes 10-minute performances by Matt Bagley, Michael Clay, The Dallas Poetry Slam Team, The Andy Don Emmons Revival, Randall Garrett, Joseph Justin, William Bryan Massey III, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Carlos Salas, Opalina Salas, Bruce Webb, Josh Weir and Laney Yarber. Special Suprise guests are imminent!This cabaret cavalcade is a unique extravaganza of talents and sensibilities that will help celebrate the power of  WordSpace, which provides Readings, Salons, Next Generation Projects, lively Panel Discussions and Showcase Events featuring emerging to prominent writers, and performers all year long! Join us for “Word-Up”  admission is FREE! But we hope that everyone will help realize our goal for the day of 100 folks giving up $35 each for a Wordspace membership donation.This is a once in a blue moon opportunity to catch a line-up of notoriously gifted folks who will cajole, enchant, entertain, enlighten, and amaze! Make plans to come out! Bring your cash, check, or credit card, have a favorite beverage, hang tight, hold on to your hat and your seat ‘cause this is going to be big fun!


Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: Saturday, October 5, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin ZihuatanejoThroughout the year WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam partner to offer free writing and performance workshop for area high school students. The workshops are followed by an open mic and end of the year competition to build a Team that travels to Brave New Voice
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Tim Cloward Lecture
What: “The City That Killed Kennedy: A Literary History
of Dallas and The Assassination”
When: Wednesday October 9, 2013 7 pm, Reception 6:30
Hosted by: Willard Spiegleman
WhereDallas Institute of Culture and Humanities, 2719 Routh
Directions: Click Here Free and Open to the PublicPartnered with Dallas Institute of Culture and Humanities and Southwest Review:This presentation chronicles what Dallas-area writers have written about the November 22, 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. Read More
  MasterPiece
WhenOctober 11 at 8pm
Where:
 Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission
$5, Free to WordSpace Members
Hosted By
Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie

Her passion for poetry and performing arts has inspired many people. The debut album Mind of MasterPiece introduces a new genre of music. Read More.. 
 searcyclassic2 David Searcy

When: October 15, 2013, 7-9:15 pm
Where:Northwood University Literary Festival
Map to Northwood

In conjunction with the Northwood University Lit Fest, WordSpace presents David Searcy, an award-winning Dallas-based novelist and essayist. He has a forthcoming collection of essays to be published later this year by Random House. RockBaby and Joaquin Zihuatanejo also perform. Read More…

   SANDRA BERNHARD
Wednesday, October 23, 8 pm

The Kessler Theater, 1620 W. Davis
Tickets: $35-75 at PreKindle.
WS Members Discounts: 214-8383554
Click through Calendar at Lower Right for More Upcoming Dates

Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: Saturday, November 2 , 12:30-2:30 pm
Where: Half Price Books
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin ZihuatanejoThroughout the year WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam partner to offer free writing and performance workshop for area high school students. The workshops are followed by an open mic and end of the year competition to build a Team that travels to Brave New VoicePLEASE NOTE: DUE TO SPECIAL EVENTS AT HPB, THERE IS A TIME CHANGE FOR THIS REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM.

JANIS KEARNEY: Members Salon
When: Thursday, November 7, 7 pm
Hosted by: Sanderia Smith and Charles Dee Mitchell
Where: Salons are open to public but held in Private Residences
RSVP required for location: 214-838-3554, wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Members Free!  Non Members-Suggested DonationBONUS: Her new book Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir will be availble for purchase and signingJanis Kearney is a distinguished author, publisher and former personal diarist for President Clinton. Read more
  BIG ANT
What: 
Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When:
 Friday November 15, 8 pm
Where: 
Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie and Rock Baby
Admission: 
$5, WS Members FREE*One of the top spoken word DJ’s in the Metroplex and a coach/mentor for the 2013 Fort Worth Poetry Slam TeamRead More
  Writing the Assassination: Dallas Authors Respond to 11.22.63
Panel: Hugh Aynesworth and Bryan Wooley,
Moderated: Dr. Tim Cloward
Video Presentation by The JFK Speech Unspoken Project
WhenSunday, November 17, 4 pm
Where:
 Half Price Books, Flagship store Northwest Highway
Hosted ByCharles Dee Mitchell
AdmissionFree
Authors of two important new releases join Dr. Tim Cloward, author of soon to be released book for discussion and book signing. Read More.

  WordSpace is Honored to Present
NIKKI GIOVANNI–THE REAL DEALSpecial Guest Betty Soo,
Dallas Slam, FW Slam, Inkwell SlamSunday, December 8, 7 pmThe Kessler Theater, 1230 W. DavisTickets: Prekindle.com

Books available at event for sale and sign.

MORE INFO

 
 576968_4053488128073_636978979_n IMANI CEZANNE
What: 
Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When: Friday December 13, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Rock Baby
Admission: $5, WS Members FREELive from San Francisco! Imani is a native of San Diego where she was the youngest poet every to make the San Diego Slam Team. Read More
 photo-111 SWIRVE PRESENTS SWIRVE plus MATT BAGLEY
Hosted by: OPALINA SALASWhenSaturday, December 14, 7 pm
Where:
 WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
AdmissionFree!
Bonus: 
It’s Block Party Night on Tyler Street! Friendly folks, arts and culture and complimentary beverages with From the Ends of the Earth, Manuel Pecino Gallery, Mighty Fine Arts and Drive by Pickers
Swirve is a Dallas music, spoken word and experimental performance ensemble featuring Tamitha Curiel, Chris Curiel and Gerard Bendiks. The members have been known to play the trumpet . Matt Bagley appears in conjunction with his exhibition opening at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery.  Read More.
Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1-1 Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series
When: Saturday, December 14 , 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin ZihuatanejoThroughout the year WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam partner to offer free writing and performance workshop for area high school students. The workshops are followed by an open mic and end of the year competition to build a Team that travels to Brave New Voice.PLEASE NOTE: DPSYS is moved from its regularly scheduled for 1st Saturdays to December 14 for December. We will back on schedule in January.

March 20, 2013  – SMU Literary Festival

March 13, 2013 – Robert Jackson Bennett

March 5, 2013 – Club Bolano

March 2, 2013 – Art Speak: Hancock Brothers, Clay Stinnett and Matt Bagley

March 2, 2013 – Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

March 2, 2013 – Jan Reid Book Signing

March 1, 2013 – Simon Phx at Dallas Poetry Slam

February 28, 2013 – Dagoberto Gilb w/ Felix Flores Band

February 15, 2013 – La-Love at Dallas Poetry Slam

February 13, 2013 – OffWorld

February 7, 2013  – Martha Heimberg and Brian Nowlin on Wallace Stevens

February 2, 20123 – Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

February 1, 2013 – Ronaldo Wilson

January 25, 2013 – Klassnik, Matuk and Swenson

January 18, 2013 – Ebony Stewart at Dallas Poetry Slam

January 9, 2013 – OffWorld

January 5, 2013 — Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

January 4, 2013 — Zubair Ahmed

 

Da’Shade Moonbeam at Dallas Poetry Slam
WhenSeptember 13 at 8pm
Where:
 Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission
$5, Free to WordSpace Members
Hosted By
Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie
Dallas Poetry Slam is back with a new

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