Archive for January, 2015

Kelly Luce

What: First Hearings
Who: Kelly Luce
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 West Eighth Street, Dallas, TX 75208
When: March 12, 2015. 7 PM

Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Charles Dee Mitchell curates and hosts the series First Hearings. Meet authors. Hear them read. Buy their books. Get their autographs. (And the bar will be open for business.)

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Kelly Luce grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago TribuneSalonElectric LiteratureCrazyhorseKenyon ReviewAmerican Short FictionThe Southern Review, and other magazines. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and Austin, Texas, where she is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and editor-in-chief of Bat City ReviewThree Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail is her first book.

 


Anne Waldman Master Class @ The MAC

What: Master Classes with Anne Waldman
When: Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The MAC
Master Class Fee: $75, includes Friday night performance
One on One Interview: $200 (Max 10 poems/ Max 2 slots 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm)
*Includes Performance plus 11-1 pm Master Class

10 % MAC/WS Members Discounts through March 1. 214-838-3554

Workspace is proud to offer a master class with Anne Waldman on May 9th in conjunction with her Dallas performance May 8th @ The Mac. Click here for the show and read on for information on how to submit.

Focus will be on performance and live reading. Space is limited. Manuscripts sent in earlier will be given priority for consideration. Follow the link below to submit. 

A prominent figure in the beat poetry generation, Anne Waldman, was born in Millville, New Jersey, on April 2, 1945, and grew up on MacDougal Street in New York City. She received her BA from Bennington College in 1966. From 1966 until 1978 she ran the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, reading with fellow poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso. Immediately following her departure from St. Mark’s, she and Ginsberg founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

She is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including, most recently, Gossamurmur(Penguin, 2013); The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011), a 700-page epic poem 30 years in the making. She is the Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University

The Legendary ANNE WALDMAN–Don’t miss it!

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Master Class with Vievee Francis

What: Master Class with Vievee Francis
When: Saturday, April 24, 6:00PM – 8:00

Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St.
Fee: $40

 WordSpace is proud to offer a master class with Vievee Francis on April 24th in conjunction with his Dallas performance April 23th @ SDCC. Click here for the show and read on for information on how to submit.

We invite you to submit three poems for consideration for our workshop. We will pass along the best manuscripts for consideration to Vievee Francis; she will choose which ones to discuss in class. Space is limited. Manuscripts sent in earlier will be given priority for consideration. Follow the link below to submit.

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Vievee Francis is the author of Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which won the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for a second collection, and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006). Her third book, Forest Primeval, is slated for release in 2015 (Northwestern University Press). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies including Poetry, Best American Poetry, Cura, Waxwing and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry (W.W. Norton 2012). She has also been a Poet in Residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan. In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She is currently an Associate Editor for Callaloo, and a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing (Undergraduate Creative Writing Program) at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.

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Master Class with Mitchell S. Jackson

What: Mitchell S. Jackson MASTER CLASS
When:
Saturday, February 7th, 3-4:30 pm

Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St.
Fee: $40

WordSpace is proud to offer a master class with Mitchell S. Jackson on Feb. 7th in conjunction with his Dallas performance Feb. 6 @ SDCC. Click here for the show and read on for information on how to submit. 

We invite you to submit a short story or excerpt of 15 pages, double-space for consideration to be discussed in the workshop.

We will pass along the best manuscripts for consideration to Jackson and he will choose which ones to discuss in class. Space is limited. Manuscripts sent in earlier will be given priority for consideration. Follow the link below to submit. 

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Mitchell S. Jackson is a Portland, Oregon native who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a 2014 Lannan Foundation Fellow and winner of the Ernest Gaines prize for fiction and has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction and the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award. Jackson teaches writing at New York University. His novel The Residue Years was praised by publications such as The New York Times, The Times of London, and O, the Oprah Magazine. The novel was a finalist for the Center For Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First novel prize, the PEN/ Hemingway award for first fiction, The Hurston / Wright Legacy Award for best fiction by a writer of African descent; it was long-listed for the William Saroyan International Prize for writing.

We will notify you by Feb. 5th if accepted. Payment will be due immediately. 


Tova Charles and Zai Sadler @ Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Tova Charles and Zai Sadler
What: WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, May 15, 8 pm
Where: Heroes Bar and Grill, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by : GNO and RockBaby
Marzai “Zai” Sadler started writing at 10 years old as a way to escape her already cluttered mind. Writing has never left her nor forsaken her. It is her best friend and longest lasting relationship. It continues to bless her in ways she never thought possible.

10497455_1439180589679761_665148123845436359_o-300x300Zai has been on 4 slam teams in Austin TX representing both of the community venues. She made Austin Neo Soul’s slam team her first time out and with that team in 2010 made final stage at her first appearance at the National poetry slam. She was on the 2012 Austin Neo Soul slam team that took 1st in group piece finals. And most recently the Austin Poetry slam team ranked 5th in the Nation. She has also released a cd of poetry and hip hop entitled The Epilogue and is currently working on her 2nd project. Zai’s slam and performance poetry career has been brief but thriving and promising.

Tova Charles, a powerhouse performing spoken word artist that has been taking the Slam community by storm since 2008. Born in Lafayette, LA but raised in Austin, TX. The daughter of a Librarian and Zydeco Percussionist, life was never boring. She gained her passion for writing from her mother and her passion for performing from her father. In spring 2003 she had the pleasure of being inducted in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., one of the original Historically Black Sororities. She is not only a great writer but performer as well. She has also work as the Creative director for They Speak, Austin’s premier youth poetry slam with the late Dr. Sheila Siobhan.

She plans on continuing her career as a Spoken word artist and as an activist in the youth poetry movement. She has performed all over the country and has participated in national Slams including:

• 2009 National Poetry Slam, Placing 5th overall, Austin Neo- Soul Poetry Slam

• 2010 National Poetry Slam, Semi-Finalist , Austin Poetry Slam

• 2010 Southwest Shoot out, Austin Poetry Slam

• Finalist of 2010 Rock The Republic Festival

• 2010 Slam Champ of the University of Houston Scarlet Poetry Slam Team

• Finalist of 2011 Woman of the World Poetry Slam, Placing 10th overall

2013 Nation Poetry Slam, Placed 5th overall, Austin Poetry Slam

She is a Graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in English literature.

Tova Charles and Zai Sadler were both on the 2013 Austin Poetry Slam team and placed 5th in the Nation and was featured on Button Poetry with the group poem called “Nina” which has had over 11 thousand hits. The Hair and Talk and Teeth Tour will showcase group work and individual poems from Tova and Zai.

See Tova Charles and Zai Sadler, the WordSpace Third Fridays at Dallas Poetry Slam feature, on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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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
www.dallaspoetryslam.com

 


Danielle Inez

Who: DANIELLE INEZ
What: WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, March 20, 8 pm
Admission: $5, Free to WS Members
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO

Before she could write poetry, Danielle Inez was always moved to express herself artistically. As early as five years old, she recalls making construction paper books with pictures that told stories she created with an endless imagination. At the age of 12, she wrote her first poem “The Cloudless Sky”. This poem reminded her that her dreams were only as significant as she made them. This poem also sparked a passion for poetry that drove her write everyday. By 17, she joined the Creative Writing Club at her high school. Soon, she was chosen to be Poet of the Month for writing one of her all time favorite poems “Black Rose”. She diligently participated in poetry contests for recognition and scholarships but, she was not able to achieve much success at that time. So, Danielle decided to stick with writing just for the love of poetry and she began avoiding the pressure of competitions. Then in college, she found it rewarding to simply share her poetry with people who desired to hear. So in her early twenties she felt inspired to do spoken word as a means of empowering others. As she continues this journey to reach and teach through the art of poetry, her greatest desire is to be true so that others will be moved to be true also. The most powerful lesson she has learned so far is to let integrity be a reward in itself.

 


Gene Barry

Who: GENE BARRY

When: Saturday, March 21, 8 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis Street, 75208

946347_392427430859105_1831394938_nGene Barry is an Irish Poet, Art Therapist and a practicing Psychotherapist. He has been published widely both at home and internationally and his poems have been translated into Arabic, Irish and Italian.

Barry is founder of the Blackwater Poetry group that meets weekly in The Spinning Wheel in Castletownroche County Cork, Ireland and administers the world famous Blackwater Poetry Group on Facebook. He is also a publisher and runs the publishing house Rebel Poetry.

As an art therapist using the medium of poetry, Gene has worked in hospitals, primary and secondary schools, NA, Youthreach, with retired people’s groups, AA, asylum seekers and with numerous poetry groups.

 

 

HFermoy-poet-Gene-Barry-founder-of-the-Fermoy-International-Poetry-Festivale has read in Australia, the US, the Caribbean, Holland, England, Scotland, England, and Belgium and as the guest poet at numerous Irish poetry venues. In 2007 Gene read at the Patrick Kavanagh Celebration in Dublin.

Barry’s chapbook No Family Tree was published 2008 and in 2013 his collection Unfinished Business was published by Doghouse Books. In 2010 Gene was editor of the anthology Silent Voices, a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Ireland.

Gene edited the anthologies Remembering the Present in May 2012, Inclusion and The Blue Max Review 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions as part of the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In 2014 Barry additionally edited Irish poet Michael Corrigan’s collection Deep Fried Unicorn, and fathers and what must be said and The Day the Mirror Called for Rebel Poetry.

Barry is also founder and chairman of the Fermoy International Poetry Festival and is presently editing his new collection of poems.

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Unfinished Business by Gene Barry (Doghouse books):  Gene Barry is a very engaged poet. What he observes in today’s world is his muse. The poem ‘Michael’ is a prime example: After polio had visited, / the boy it chose / was never the same.

Detailed lines follow to a tragic conclusion. Poets who write on life have reality as their canvass and this is very true of the poems in this publication. Unfinished Business is a great first collection and earns a space on the poetry favorites shelf.

Poetry Cornwall: Barry works as an art therapist and psychotherapist in north County Cork. However as a poet he founded Elbow Lane Poetry and the Fermoy International Poetry Festival, of which he is also chairman. He also teaches poetry in local schools and edits collections. Although this is his first collection, his poems have been widely published and even translated into Arabic and Italian.

His professional life brings him into contact with asylum seekers, active retirement groups and hospital patients and their experiences are reflected in many of his poems. As well as this, his poetry also reflects his own experiences and thoughts on the big issues on life and love.

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Tsead Bruinja. Holland: The poems of Gene Barry are generous and compassionate. Barry writes rebel poetry that rebels against the hardening of our hearts and minds and urges us to stay open-minded and understanding. Anybody who writes lines like ‘lost my breath again / as they doled out / the currency of resentment, / bitterness’ deserves your and my attention. I am thrilled and happy that his first collection has finally appeared in print.

Michèle Vassal. France: Gene Barry’s poems informed and grounded in the vernacular of the soul, reveal his deep understanding of human nature. His poetry describes la condition humaine with an unequivocal honesty and a purity of language which, I have to admit, transported me.

Bradley R. Strahan. USA:Gene Barry knows how difficult it is to deal with the burdens that are visited upon each generation by its progenitors. His poetry epitomizes the struggle all of us must face to put aside the hurt and forgive, and possibly even love.

His work deals honestly with the day to day realities and struggles of daily life in a way that shrugs off nothing, that refuses to obfuscate or romanticize. His poetic voice is an original one that speaks memorably to all of us. 


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!

 

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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.

 

 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

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“The Language of The Future”
Thursday, October 23, 8 pm
The Kessler Theater, 1230 West Davis
BUY TICKETS

 

 


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.


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

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

July 2014

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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
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
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
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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
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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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