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Dallas Youth Poets & Randall Garrett @ Better Block

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In conjunction with 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, hoodoo pope of the late Plush Gallery, he will undoubtedly entertain, amuse, seduce and disturb simultaneously. And a streetdance throwdown with the raucous meltdown jams of Inferno Texino ! Andy Don Emmons, Clay Stinnett, Mark Martinek and Jason Cohen synthesize elements of psychedelic, Hindu, hillbilly, garage, punk and whatever to get your rocks off! Plentiful fun and cathartic too! All Free!
On stage, in the alley next to MFA Gallery! Starts around 7ish! Dont forget to stop in the gallery and check out the current show by Frank Lopez: “Make Mine Marvel, A Tintype View of Graffiti and Other Small Monuments” and say hello at the Wordspace table and get some cookies, and look out for the surprise street art sculptures by Robert Hamilton!
What: The Better Block Project
Who: Randall Garrett & Dallas Youth Poets
When: April 26 @ 7 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A N. Tyler Street
 

 


Youth Poets 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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Next Generation Writing and Performance Workshops 1st & 3rd 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

 

WordSpace Next Generation Project supports the development of young writers, presenting writing and performance workshops mentored by top Dallas poets and educators. The workshops are open to ages 13-19. Selected participants also have the opportunity to appear in WordSpace Salons alongside experienced writers. Traveling writers visit workhops as special guests and young writers are given opportunities to submit their work to publications and performances.

 

1236710_664084110288152_2000634296_nAtma Bhakti Yoga Center offers a weekly Monday night yoga class benefiting WordSpace Next Generation youth projects. Suggested Donation: $5-15. Mondays, 6:30, 6315 Lindsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223 in East Dallas near Lindsley Park.

Taught by an Experience Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT  500 hour), this gentle yoga class culminates with a writing exercise and open floor reading by participants. Or bring your own rigorously self-investigative poems to share.

 

 

 


Youth Poets Workshops 1st & 3rd 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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