Archive for December, 2017

Women of the World Poetry Slam Competition

Dallas welcomes back Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2018!
It’s back. Bigger. Better. Badder.
For the second year in a row, Candy Zantea, SlamMaster of the Dallas Poetry Slam,  has scored a big one for the City of Dallas.

After hosting the wildly successful Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) festival last year in Dallas, Texas, the three-day festival is returning to Big D in 2018! Dallas Poetry Slam is again proud to announce Dallas as the WOWPS host city for its 10th anniversary. This is the first time since Columbus, Ohio in 2011 and 2010 that a city has hosted two years in a row.

Chosen for its vibrant poetry and arts scenes, diverse population, and local resources, Dallas offers the hundreds of participants and attendees a host of amenities. The Majestic Theater is proud to once again be the host venue for the culminating event of the festival, Final Stage, on Saturday, March 17th.

WOWPS will bring women and women-identified poets their friends, family, and fans from around the world to Dallas for a multi-day, multi-venue, multi-sensory experience. WOWPS is a four-day poetry festival, in which 96 of the best female poets in the world compete over two nights of preliminary competitions (referred to as “bouts”). The poets with the top 12 scores move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion! In addition to the competition, day events feature writing workshops, panel discussions, themed open mics, special nighttime events, and parties.

WOWPS kicks off Wednesday, March 14th with the Last Chance Slam. Festival Passes and Finals tickets are available for purchase soon at


Presented by the national organization, Poetry Slam Inc.

Additional sponsorship made possible by
WordSpace and Latino Cultural Center

Christopher Michael @ Dallas Poetry Slam

When: May 18th 2018
Where: Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville Ave., 75231
Hosted by: Candy (DPS ED and SlamMaster)
WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to present a monthly feature reading.
Christopher Michael is the President of Poetry Slam Inc., Slam Master of Austin Neosoul ATX. In 1999, he ntered first poetry slam and won. In 2013, he tried to take a break from poetry. Failed!
In 2016 Iwps Finalist, and Southern Fried Slam Finalists.

Lit Hop! Ashe @ Dallas Poetry Slam


When: Friday, April 20, 8 pm
Where: Heroes
Hosted by: Candy and Dallas Poetry Slam


Ashe Vernon is a playwright and poet based in Austin, Texas. A 23 year old professional daydreamer, Ashe has always been restless. They’ve published four collections of poetry, one of which was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Currently the Senior Editor of Poetry with the literary magazine, Persephone’s Daughters, Ashe has a talent for over-committing and narrowly making deadlines. They’ve toured the country, crying into microphones at strangers all over the southwest. At 5’2”, Ashe is a very small person with very tiny hands and a whole lot to say about it.

Tony McPherson @ Dallas Poetry Slam

When: Friday, January 19, 8 pm
Where: Heroes
Hosted by Candy and Dallas Poetry Slam

Anthony McPherson writes biracial poetry, intertwining various art forms such as breakdance, stop-motion animation, and a myriad of character impressions. Ranked 2nd in the world (Individual World Poetry Slam 2017), you can see him perform in “Love Beats Rhymes” (Lionsgate 2017), or watch him break down bigoted arguments in his online videos.

The Stoners @ MFA Gallery

Mighty Fine Arts presents a “Loose Women” Holiday Party with a Wordspace Artspeak performance by The StonersSaturday December 16th 6-9pm
The Stoners are Oak Cliff’s premiere Rolling Stones tribute band and they will be doing a special unplugged acoustic gallery set in conjunction with the “Loose Women” exhibit. If you haven’t seen the show be sure to come by and check out some incredible work by Sara Cardona, Courtney Googe, Leah Hairston, Cynthia Ann Miro and Jenifer Smith! So come on out and indulge in some seasonal revelry and take in some great art and hot jams with some “Loose Women” and The Stoners!  
Mighty Fine Arts is located at 409A N.Tyler in Historic North Oak Cliff 75208  mighty fine arts

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