2014

2014

 WordSpace Everywhere: DECEMBER


 10734113_885337118173583_2659406018127626278_n Who: Brian Allen Carr
When: Thursday, December 4, 7 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 8th and Bishop
Admission: Free

Brian Allen Carr (born 1979) is a prize winning American writer based in Texas. He is the author of the short story collection Short Bus (2011) and Vampire Conditions. His new book is entitled The Last Horror Novel In the History of the WorldVisit his website here. Read More.
 catshow What: ArtSpeak: Holiday Jamnation
When: 
Friday, December 13, 9 pm.
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler St.
Admission: Free.
In conjunction with the artists reception for the Cat Show, Wordspace closes out this year’s Artspeak Series with a Holiday Jamnation featuring Randall Garrett and Inferno Texino with Andy Don Emmons, Clay Stinnett, Jason Cohen and Mark Martinek. Expect the big throwdown around 9 with unexpected guests and spontaneous combustions!
 1405049210354 Who: Cure, Gabbert, Jacobs & More!
What:
Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by:
Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Thursday, December 18, 7 pm.
Where: Two Bronze Doors, 5732 Richmond Ave.
Logen Cure is a poet, teacher and author of two spoken word projects. Mag Gabbert is a PhD student at Texas Tech with a specialization in creative writing. Lucas Jacob’s work has appeared in several dozen journals, including Southwest Review, Barrow Street, and Potomac Review. Read More.
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Who: Pages
What: WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, December 19, 9 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville

Hosted by: SlamMasters Alexandra Marie Thurston and RockBabyPages Matam is a multidimensional creative writing and performance artist, residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, but originally from Cameroon, Africa. He is a Write Bloody author, educator, playwright, host, event organizer, Award Winning slam poet (2 time DC Grand Slam Champion, 2013 Southern Fried Champion). Read More.
  NEXT GENERATION WILL RETURN IN 2015. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 overview2 Who: Jerry Kelley presents a Tribute to Alan Lomax
When: Thursday, November 13, 7 pm

Where: RSVP for location: wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Free to WS Members
Refreshments by Spiral Diner and Ben E. Keith!Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-makerRead More.
 photo1-300x300 Who: Fatima
When: 
Friday, November 21, 8 pm.
Where: Dallas Poetry Slam @ Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.
Admission: $5, WordSpace Members Free
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  Who: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 
Tuesday, November 20, 7 pm.
Where: Two Bronze Doors, 5732 Richmond Ave.

Blake Kimzey and Jen Hockema will feature, followed by an open mic. 
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Who: Next Generation
When: Saturday, November 22, 4-6
Where: Oak Cliff Cultural Center 
Sebastian Paramo offers free Writing and Performance Meetup for Teens.
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Sebastian Paramo holds a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
 b3final_5745-198x300 Who: Bonnie Friedman
When: 
Tuesday, November 25, 7 pm.
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th
 
New Book signing: Surrendering to Oz.  Read More
 books_feature1-1 Who: Peter Anderson and Alex Lemon
When: Thursday, November 13, 7 pm

Where: RSVP for location: wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Free to WS Members
Salons: Held in private residences, these intimate readings provide a special opportunity for audience to interact with the writers. .Refreshments by Spiral Diner and Ben E. Keith! 
 10271158_10100642666218567_2383233380045949121_o Who: John Darnielle
When:  
Sunday,  October 5, 2014 at 7PM.
Where:The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in Dallas.
John Darnielle will be reading from his novel, Wolf in White Van. Long Listed for National Book Award! Read More.
 darinbradleyevent Who: Darin Bradley
When: Wednesday, October 8th at 7PM.
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in Dallas. Read More.
WordSpace Off World Sci Fi Readers Club Presents: Darin Bradley’s book CHIMPANZEE. This event will be a reading & signing with Q&A to follow.

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Who: Rave
When
: October 17, 2014 at 8 pm

Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members Free
WordSpace @ Dallas Poetry Slam Series. Read More
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Who: William Bryan Massey III
When
: October 18, 2014 at 8 pm

Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 509 N. Tyler Street
Hosted by: Steve Cruz

ArtSpeak @ Mighty Fine Arts Series. Read More

images-3 WordSpace is honored to present Laurie Anderson:
“The Language of The Future”
Thursday, October 23, 8 pm
The Kessler Theater, 1230 West Davis
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 81j4WAORcRL Who: Octavio Quinanilla and Erica GDLR
What: Pegasus Series
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres
When:
 Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7PM.
Where: Two Bronze Doors, 5732 Richmond Ave.
This month’s features author of If I Go Missing and Erica GDLR, spoken word performer extraordinaireRead More. 

September 2014

Next Generation Teen Workshops

WHAT: Free poetry & performance workshop for teens taught by our resident faculty, Sebastian Paramo & Robert Torres.
WHEN & WHERE
: 4-6PM; 1st Saturdays @ Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Hwy; 3rd Saturdays @ Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.

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WordSpace Season Kickoff Party @ The Wild Detectives!

WHAT: Kickoff party where we announce our fall schedule of events. WHEN: Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7PM. WHERE: The Wild Detectives, 314 W Eighth St, Dallas, TX 75208

Free Appetizers & Free Giveaways! Read More.

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Javon @ Dallas Poetry Slam

WHAT: Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic every Friday; $100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays; Javon Rustin, known as Floetic in his home state of North Carolina, is a self-proclaimed philosopher (described as goofy amongst friends and possibly a few strangers). He believes a poet is just a philosopher who hides behind a microphone or a notebook or both. WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm. WHERE: Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, 7402 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231

Sign up at 7:30pm, $5 Admission 
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Merritt Tierce @ The Wild Detectives

WHAT: Merritt Tierce will be reading and signing her new novel Love Me Back. WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7PM. WHERE: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in DallasRead More.

Pegasus Reading Series: Chloe Honum & Courtney Marie @ Two Bronze Doors

WHAT: Chloe Honum & Courtney Marie @ Two Bronze Doors. This month’s features will be Chloe Honum, author of The Tulip-Flame and Courtney Marie, curator of The Spiderweb Salon. WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7PM. WHERE: Two Bronze Doors, 5732 Richmond Ave. Read More. 


Arte De Las Americas Fest! 

WHAT: Sponsored by LULAC and friends, Arte de las Americas Fest will host an interactive audience community of 10,000 celebrating both traditional and contemporary Latino arts and its cross-cultural fusions. WHEN: Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m.-7 pm WHERE: Klyde Warren Park

FREE ADMISSION; Read More. 

 

August 2014

 1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n NEXT GENERATION: Writing and Performance Workshops
When: Every 1st/3rd Saturday
July 5: Half Price Books
July 19: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Facilitated by: Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres
Admission: Free.
WordSpace provides writing and performance mentorship for area students as part of the Next Generation Project.  Read More.

Poets on X Series
A Summer Series created by Opalina Salas –And she reads in this one!
Hosted by Sebastian Paramo

When: August 16, 7 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St. Oak Cliff
Who: kYmberly mieshia dionne Keeton & Opalina Salas Read More.

Pegasus Reading Series Launch!

Presented by WordSpace & Two Bronze Doors, The Pegasus Reading Series is a new monthly forum for poets and writers to showcase their work in the DFW area.

Hosted by Sebastian Paramo & Robert Torres.
We’re very excited to launch this event and to feature writers of both the page and stage!
Our evenings features include Nick McRae & Travis Crockett! Read More. 

July 2014

 1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n NEXT GENERATION: Writing and Performance Workshops
When: Every 1st/3rd Saturday
July 5: Half Price Books
July 19: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Facilitated by: Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres
Admission: Free.
WordSpace provides writing and performance mentorship for area students as part of the Next Generation Project.  Read More.
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Christopher Carmona, Isaac Chivarria, Paul Koniecki
What: Poets on X Series
When: July 19th
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St., 75208
Hosted by: Opalina Salas and Sebastian Paramo
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis.Christopher Carmona is a Chican@ Beat poet. He was a nominee for the Alfredo Cisneros de Miral Foundation Award for Writers in 2011 and a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2013. Isaac Chivarria is on tour with Christopher: Los Dos Vatos Tour. Isaac is a pocho with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-Pan American. Paul Konieki is the co-founder and co-host of The Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase and on the staff of Mad Swirl.  Read More

 

  OffWorld Sci Fi Readers Club:
The Book:  
Definitely Maybe  by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Translated by Antonina W. Bouis
When: July 24, 7 pm
Where
Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St. (Oak Cliff)

Will Evans presents a new translation from Russian sci-fi masters Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.  You can already pick up Definitely MaybeRead More.

June 2014

 1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n NEXT GENERATION: Writing and Performance WorkshopsWhen: Every 1st/3rd Saturday
June 7: Half Price Books,
June 21: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Admission: Free.
WordSpace provides writing and performance mentorship for area students as part of the Next Generation Project.  Read More.           Atma Bhakti Yoga Center hosts weekly yoga class and open floor readings benefiting Next Generation. Suggested Donation: $5-15. Mondays, 6:30, 6315 Lindsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223 in East Dallas near Lindsley Park. Read More.
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What: Poets on X Series
When: June 14th
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St., 75208
Hosted by: Opalina Salas and Sebastian Paramo
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis.  Tamitha Curiel is an educator, poet, singer, songwriter, and actress. She works in educational outreach at Writers Garret and along with her husband, Chris Curiel-and Gerald Bendicks, is a member of the spoken word music group Swirve.  Samira R. NooraliSamira Noorali is a poet and playwright whose works explore trauma survival, relationships and identity.   Noorali is currently teaching a poetry course at University of Texas, which focuses onmythical writing concepts as a tool for personal growth.Read More…
 Andrew_Ortiz_Negation Unconscious Collective
Aaron and Stefan Gonzales, and Gregg Prickett
What: 
ArtSpeak @ Mighty Fine Arts
When
Saturday, June 28, 9 pm
Where
Mighty Fine Arts, 409 N. Tyler St.
In conjunction with the opening of “Para Normalities” a solo show of work by Andy Don Emmons, The Brothers Gonzalez, known as the symbiotic avant garde rhythm foundation of Yells at Eels, have created a daunting side project with uber-accomplished guitar master Gregg Prickett. Read More…

 

May 2014

 1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n YOUTH POETS WORKSHOPS
When: Every 1st/3rd Saturday
May 3: Half Price Books, May 7: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Admission: Free.  WordSpace provides writing and performance mentorship for area students as part of the Next Generation Project.  Read More.
 IMG_161370600158999-300x200 MICHAEL HATCHER
When: May 16th
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave
Admission: $5, WS Members FREE.  Michael has made three slam teams, representing his hometown of Fort Worth in 2011, and Arlington (Inkwell) in 2012 and 2013 at the National Poetry Slam. Read More.
 1010328_10152070438100963_1036751023_n THOR JOHNSON (ArtSpeak Series)
When: Saturday, May 17, 7 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 North Tyler Street
Admission: Free.  In conjunction with 2014 Visual Speed Bump Artist Studio Tour, WordSpace presents spoken word art to add to the festivities at Mighty Fine Arts. Read More.
 JW_Richardson JOHN WATERS @ THE KESSLER
“This Filthy World”
Thursday, May 29
Tickets at PreKindle
WordSpace is honored to host iconic film maker, writer and artist, John Waters in a fundraiser at The Kessler Theater.
His new book Carsick will also be on sale that evening.

 

April

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WhatBetter Block Festival
WhoDallas Youth Poets and Randall Garrett with Inferno Texino
When: Sunday, April 26, 6-10, Performances @ 7 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A N. Tyler Street
In celebration of Better Block on Tyler Street and 7th, Mighty Fine Arts and
 WordSpace present: Inferno Texino: a spoken word/performance/street dance
featuring the exquisitely gifted and talented Dallas Youth Poets, a chance to celebrate burgeoning geniuses!
Also a rare performance by the notorious artist extraordinaire Randall Garrett. Read More.
 
1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n Youth Poets Workshops
When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of Every Month
Where:
April 5: Half Price Books, NW Highway Flagship Store
April 19: Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Admission: Free.  Dallas Youth Poets founders and Team mentorsJoaquin Zihuatanejo and Alexandra Marie Thurston, conduct workshops for young writers and performers, with occasional special guest presentations.   Read More
 Seamus-Heaney-RIP Holdeman on Heaney
When: Thursday, April 10
Where: RSVP for location: wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Free to WS Members
Salons: Held in private residences, these intimate readings provide a special opportunity for audience to interact with the writers.Celebrate National Poetry Month with Wine and Cheese and Dr. David Holdeman’s presentation of Seamus Heaney. More
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When: Thursday, April 17, 7 pm
Where: CentralTrak, 800 Exposition
McAllen, Texas is the indie-rock capital of the world; or at least it would be, if all their bands didn’t have the pesky habit of disintegrating before ever having their first big success. Read More
 Screen-Shot-2013-12-16-at-10.36.51-PM-300x189 Sasha Banks at Dallas Poetry SlamWhen: April 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Hosted by: 
Alexandra Marie
Admission: $5, WS Members FreeSasha Banks is a poet and educator from Ohio, by way of Alaska, by way of Germany, by way of California. Read More

 

February and March 2014

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Justen Ahren
When: Friday, February 20, 78 pm
Where: RSVP for location: wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Free to WS Members
Salons: Held in private residences, these intimate readings provide a special opportunity for audience to interact with the writers.  West Tisbury, Massachusetts Poet Laureate Justen Ahren has published poems in numerous literary journals including, most recently, Fulcrum, BorderSenses, Borderlands, Texas Poetry Review, and Comstock Review.  More
 Corey Black 3 Corey Black, Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader
When: Friday, February 21, 8 pm
Where:Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission: $5, Free to WS Members
Slam Master: Alexandra Marie.WordSpace partners with Dallas Poetry Slam to present a high energy presentation of the best of poetry slam. Every 3rd Friday.  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. More
 1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_n Youth Poets Workshops
When: 1st Saturdays of Every Month
Where:Half Price Books, NW Highway Flagship Store
Admission: Free.  Dallas Youth Poets founders and Team mentorsJoaquin Zihuatanejo and Alexandra Marie Thurston, conduct workshops for young writers and performers, with occasional special guest presentations.  Youth Poets Workshops is expanding to Oak Cliff Cultural CenterWhen: 3rd Saturdays, 4-6 pm (Beginning April 19).  Read More
  Who: Roberto Munguia (Might Fine Arts Series)
When: Saturday, March 15 8 pm
Where: From the Ends of the Earth
Admission: Free.  In conjunction with Frank Lopez’s exhibition opening at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, his friend, Roberto Munguia presents a spoken word intermission to the festivities.Robert Munguia-read more on the artist. Read Excerpts of Munguia’s writing here.  Photo: Dallas Arts Revue, J.R. Compton
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When: Wednesday, March 19, 7 pm
Reception: 6:30 pm
Where: McCord AuditoriumNothing gets these students going more than their annual presentation at SMU Lit Fest and fill the auditorium with their fans. A diverse range will be presented from Yavneh Academy, Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Dallas Youth Poets, Prometheus Academy, Trinity Valley School and Parish Episcopal.Students bring the mentorship of some of the most talented writers working in education. These Students bring the mentorship of some of the most talented writers working in education- including Dr. Tim Cloward, Scott Davison, Kyle Vaughn, Luke Jacob, Kyle Vaughn, Alexandra Marie Thurston, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Isabella Russell-Ides and Karen X Minzer.SMU Literary Festival 2014: Click Here for complete schedule of events that will feature Erica Dawson, Jamaal May, Jennifer Key, Kyle McCord, Nan Cuba, Tim Parish, Rob Yardubiam, Tarfia Faizullah
  WhoBrando Chemtrails, Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader
When: Friday, March 21, 8 pm
Where:Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
Admission: $5, Free to WS Members
Slam Master: Alexandra Marie.WordSpace partners with Dallas Poetry Slam to present a high energy presentation of the best of poetry slam. Every 3rd Friday.  Brando Chemtrails is a poet from Denver ColoradoRead MoreHear Brandon Chemtrails

 

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