Archive for June, 2014

Yoga & Poetry benefiting Next Generation Youth projects

What: Monday night yoga and reading
When: Every Monday night, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Atma Bhakti Yoga Center, 6315 Lindsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223 in East Dallas, near Lindsley Park
Who: Karen X and You
Proceeds benefit WordSpace Next Generation programs.
Suggested Donation $5-15.

Atma Bhakti Yoga Center offers a weekly Monday night yoga class at 6:30 to benefit WordSpace Next Generation youth education projects.

1236710_664084110288152_2000634296_nTaught 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.

 

 

WordSpace Next Generation Project

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

1002546_610081415699156_1946375174_nYouth Poetry Workshops are a component of WordSpace Next Generation Project in support and development of young writers. WordSpace presents writing and performance workshops mentored by top Dallas poets and educators. The workshops are open to ages 13-19. Selected articipants 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. 

OCAlogoBWPrinciple Funding is made possible by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and TACA. This program is created in partnership with Oak Cliff Cultural Center. TACA_logo

 

 

 


Bonnie Friedman @ The Wild Detectives

Bonnie Friedman will be reading from Surrendering Oz, A Life in Essays at 7PM on November 25 at The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in Dallas.

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Photo By Claire Holt

 

Bonnie Friedman is the author of Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life (HarperCollins), which was a Village Voice bestseller and is now widely anthologized. She is also the author of The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy (Beacon), called “strangely profound” in The Washington Post, “eloquent” by Library Journal and “compulsively readable,” in O., the Oprah Magazine. Her essays and short stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Movie WritingThe Best Writing on Writing, The Best Spiritual WritingThe Practical Stylist, with Readings, and The Best of O., the Oprah Magazine. Visit her website here. 

 

 


Merritt Tierce @ The Wild Detectives

Merritt Tierce will be reading and signing her new novel Love Me Back at  7 PM on September  25 at The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in Dallas.

 

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Merritt Tierce was born and raised in Texas. She worked in various secretarial and retail positions until 2009, when she moved to Iowa City to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as the Meta Rosenberg Fellow.

After graduating in 2011 with her MFA from Iowa, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and she is a 2013 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Author.

About Love Me Back:

Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that ‘napalms your emotional synapses.’ But obliteration—not pleasure—is her goal. Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood. In the words of Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, “Tierce roams like an avenging angel across the landscape of twenty-first century American decadence, and the truths she writes achieve a state of near-sacred subversion.”


Pages at Dallas Poetry Slam

[ December 19, 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Open Mic every Friday
$100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
7402 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Sign up at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5 Admission
Free Parking
Drink Specials
Food Available
Music by DJ Big Ant
www.dallaspoetryslam.com


Fatima at Dallas Poetry Slam

[ November 21, 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Open Mic every Friday
$100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
7402 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Sign up at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5 Admission
Free Parking
Drink Specials
Food Available
Music by DJ Big Ant
www.dallaspoetryslam.com


Rave at Dallas Poetry Slam

[ October 17, 2014; 8:00 pm; ] Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Open Mic every Friday
$100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
7402 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Sign up at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5 Admission
Free Parking
Drink Specials
Food Available
Music by DJ Big Ant
www.dallaspoetryslam.com


Javon at Dallas Poetry Slam

[ September 19, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Open Mic every Friday
$100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
7402 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Sign up at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5 Admission
Free Parking
Drink Specials
Food Available
Music by DJ Big Ant
www.dallaspoetryslam.com


Unconscious Collective @ Mighty Fine Arts

Who: Unconscious Collective
Who’s that? Aaron and Stefan Gonzales, and Gregg Pricket
When: Saturday, June 28, 9 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 N. Tyler St.

Andrew_Ortiz_NegationIn 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 with the intention of unsettling your musical horizons. Incorporating theatrical tribal costumes and spoken word interludes. The “Collective” will invoke ancient musical realms and inspired contemporary improvisation channeling punk, free jazz, funk, blues and metal. Be prepared for unworldly presences and expanded sensibilities and perhaps an after performance free for all jam with the notorious “Inferno Texino”.

 


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