Archive for December, 2013

Randall Garrett

When: Saturday, January 25, 8 pm
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler Street
Admission: Free
MORE! Clay Stinnett and Andy Don Emmons provide performance accompaniment

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In conjunction with his exhibition opening at Mighty Fine Arts, Randall Garrett performs spoken word art at WordSpace. Gallery opening starts at 6. Performance at 8. Beverages and snacks are served and neighborhood businesses on Tyler Street are open for business and block partying.

Mighty Fine Arts presents “Noble Savages” featuring the Cirkit of Mythos with new work by Eddy Rawlinson, Omar Hernandez, Randall Garrett and Steve Cruz.  This show opens Saturday Jan 25 with a reception for the artists from 6-9pm and will run till Sunday March 9.
Noble Savages” plays off the concept of the outsider, untainted by civilization and living under his own inner rule, the term emerged in the 19th century as an expression of naiveté used to describe the native and exotic “other” during the periods of colonial expansion. Winking at the inappropriate nature and archaic language that brought forth such a term,Cirkit of Mythos makes playful mockery of it by embracing their stance as artists who live in a 21st century technologically advanced age, yet willfully standing apart and gleefully wallowing in their own iconoclasm. 
Eddy Rawlinson creates iconic paintings that glorify the biker and rebel outsider, rendered in super saturated colors reminiscent of psychedelic poster art. The graphic pop constructions of Omar Hernandez utilize contemporary digital techniques, even as they point out the apocalyptic direction of such technologies, and leaving subtle hints of a primeval perfection that might yet re-emerge. Randall Garrett debuts a series of new photo works based on performance characters, presenting alternate deadpan and humorous archetypes of the self, as dredged up from the shadowy depths of the unconscious. Steve Cruz provides comic relief with painted narratives of deities and lovers caught in a never ending series of antics balanced between humor and pathos.


Corey Black at Dallas Poetry Slam

Corey Black 3When: February 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free

Corey Black is a St. Louis born emcee, lyricist, poet, and spoken word artist. He is most known for his affiliation with St.Louis collective The Force and being the hypeman for recording artist Tef Poe. Black’s grit and tenacity also saw him perform on-stage with the Force in front of a crowd of over 20,000 at the 2009 and 2010 Live on the Levee. Along with The Force, Black has opened for such artist like Lupe Fiasco, Common, and Talib Kweli.

His poetry featured on international recording artist L-Vis 1990’s debut album Neon Dreams released in October 2011 through PMR/Island/Universal Records. Heavily influenced by Amiri Baraka and Gil Scott-Heron, Black honed his skills at open-mic nights as one of St. Louis’ premier poets. In November 2011, Black published a self-improvement book The Black Gentleman.This book is intended to help motivate and uplift Black men with inspirational sayings. Noted for his metaphorical lingo, Black has crafted powerful poems like “My Greatest Lyric” , “When You See Me,” and “Revolution” that can be heard on his 2012 spoken word EP “State Of The Art”. Black is the creator/founder of Live Poets Society, a unified collective of poets and spoken word artists that seek to keep the art of poetry, literature, and music healthy in the community. He is also host of Poetic Justice Open Mic, a monthly open mic night in St. Louis.

Prior to his poetry/recording career, Black served in the United States Marine Corps. He draws on that experience as a catalyst to create his art. Black believes, “hip hop is rooted in truth; and people are intrigued by my reality.”

For more information on this artist, visit http://www.iamcoreyblack.com.


Karleigh at Dallas Poetry Slam

537130_4768178685272_772775913_nWhen: January 17, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free

Karleigh began writing poetry in April of 2013 after a performance of Shane Koyczan’s poem “To This Day” left her anxious to share her experiences with people who could relate. Before poetry she spent all of her free time working back stage as well as performing in the theatre. She grew up doing productions in her hometown, Decatur Texas Before moving to Arlington to be closer to poetry venues in the Metroplex. She bases her writing off of the many life experiences that have brought her to this point in her life where she has been allowed the opportunity to effect people in a positive and healing manner.

She was a member of the 2013 Forth Write Youth Slam Team based out of Fort Worth, Texas. Together, they traveled to Chicago to compete in the Brave New Voices poetry festival where they placed Top 10 in the World and Karleigh was invited to perform on the Best Of BNV stage.

A chapbook and CD are both in the works as she prepares for the 2014 Women Of The World Slam in Austin, Brave New Voices 2014 in Philadelphia, and the National Poetry Slam Competition in Oakland. She hopes to continue writing and performing poetry and she cannot wait to see where her opportunities take her next.


Youth Workshops 1 & 3 Saturdays

1st Saturdays: 4-6 pm @ Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway
3rd Saturdays: 4-6 pm @ Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson

 Youth Poets Workshops is a component of WS Next Generation Project in support and development of young writers. WordSpace presents workshops mentored by top performance poet and Dallas Youth Poets Executive Director, Joaquin Zihuatanejo and co-founder Alexandra Marie Thurston They provide poetry and slam outreach to area youth in two great locations. The workshops are open to ages 11-17. Participants receive instruction in writing and performance with a chance to compete for the  Dallas Youth Poetssponsored team that will represent Dallas in the annual conference, Brave New Voices.  The workshop participants are also eligible to compete in other area youth team competitions.

1069326_606241049416526_1446133809_nJoaquin Zihuatanejo (born in Dallas, Texas) is an award-winning American slam poet and teacher. In 2004, Zihuatanejo competed in the National Poetry Slam as part of the Dallas Poetry Slam team, which placed third. He also appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry in 2005.  In 2008, he won the Individual World Poetry Slam and was the winner of the World Cup of Poetry Slam in 2009. Currently, Zihuatanejo resides near his hometown of Dallas with his wife and two daughters. Outside of poetry, Zihuatanejo taught English and creative writing for seven years.

Alexandra Marie Thurstonis a writer from Los Angeles and Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam. She bring years of service to the poetry community and inspiring mentorship to young writers. Alexandra Marie Thurston serves as the board of directors of WordSpace.

WordSpace is honored to partner with Oak Cliff Cultural Center to produce Youth Poets Workhops at their facility. Funding for this program is made possible by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and WordSpace Members.

Special Thanks to Half Price Books, sponsors of WordSpace at The Kessler, for use of their facilities for this program. WordSpace is also honored to be a 2014 recipient of TACA’s generosity.

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Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

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

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.

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Youth Poets Workshops 1st and 3rd Saturdays

1st Saturdays: 4-6 pm @ Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway

3rd Saturdays: 4-6 @ Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson

1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n Youth Poets Workshops is a component of WS Next Generation Project in support and development of young writers. WordSpace presents workshops mentored by top performance poet and Dallas Youth Poets Executive Director, Joaquin Zihuatanejo and co-founder Alexandra Marie Thurston They provide poetry and slam outreach to area youth in two great locations. The workshops are open to ages 11-17. Participants receive instruction in writing and performance with a chance to compete for the  Dallas Youth Poets sponsored team that will represent Dallas in the annual conference, Brave New Voices.  The workshop participants are also eligible to compete in other area youth team competitions.

1069326_606241049416526_1446133809_nJoaquin Zihuatanejo (born in Dallas, Texas) is an award-winning American slam poet and teacher. In 2004, Zihuatanejo competed in the National Poetry Slam as part of the Dallas Poetry Slam team, which placed third. He also appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry in 2005.  In 2008, he won the Individual World Poetry Slam and was the winner of the World Cup of Poetry Slam in 2009. Currently, Zihuatanejo resides near his hometown of Dallas with his wife and two daughters. Outside of poetry, Zihuatanejo taught English and creative writing for seven years.

Alexandra Marie Thurstonis a writer from Los Angeles and Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam. She bring years of service to the poetry community and inspiring mentorship to young writers. Alexandra Marie Thurston serves as the board of directors of WordSpace.

WordSpace is honored to partner with Oak Cliff Cultural Center to produce Youth Poets Workhops at their facility. Funding for this program is made possible by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and WordSpace Members.

Special Thanks to Half Price Books, sponsors of WordSpace at The Kessler, for use of their facilities for this program. WordSpace is also honored to be a 2014 recipient of TACA’s generosity.

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Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

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

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.

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Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

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

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.

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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.

 
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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 

 

 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.
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  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
cloward 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.comBooks available at event for sale and sign.

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 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

WordSpace presents Next Generation Project @ SMU Lit Fest

What: WordSpace presents Next Generation @ SMU LIT FEST 2014
Where: McCord Auditorium
When: Wednesday, March 19, 7 pm
Admission: FREE!
Reception at 6:30 pm

Texans CAN AcademyWordSpace is honored to present an annual program of youth writers at the SMU Literary Festival.

Schools include Hockaday School, Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Yavneh Academy, Hockaday School, Trinity Valley School,  Prometheus Academy and a presentation by Dallas Youth Poets students.

 

Yavneh Academy

These Students bring the mentorship of some of the most talented writers working in education- including Dr. Tim Cloward, Scott Davison, Luke Jacob, Kyle Vaughn, Alexandra Marie Thurston, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Isabella Russell-Ides and Karen X Minzer.

Nothing gets these students going more than their annual presentation at SMU Lit Fest, as they open the Festival with a reception and fill the auditorium with their fans. WordSpace has presented an annual student reading since 2002. Other venues have included the Kessler Theater and Lucky Dog Books. Many of these young writers have gone on to win major awards.

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Check out the many fine writers being presented at the 2014 SMU Literary Festival: For More Information about 2014 Southern Methodist University Lit Fest and presenters, click here:

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