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Northwood Literary Festival

Northwood Literary Festival
When: October 20, 2009
Where: Northwood University

Wordspace proudly co-sponsors this dynamic gathering of poets and fiction writers that takes place on the campus of Northwood University every fall. The event is held in Lambert Commons on Northwood’s 400 acre campus, located 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, just off Highway 67 south — the Joe Pool Lake exit. For a map, visit

Festival Chair is Martha Heimberg, Professor of English at Northwood and also Board Secretary for Wordspace.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and has been editor of the Southwest Review since 1984. His latest book, a collection of meditations on happiness, is Seven Pleasures (FSG). He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Rock Baby, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., is a natural per-­ former beginning with his television debut presentation on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. His charismatic performances tap into the emotions of audiences. His honors and titles include Dallas Poetry Team Slam Master, Grand Slam Spoken Word City Champion 2003, and HBO Def Poet in 2003 and 2005.

Susan Briante is the author of the book, Pioneers in the Study of Motion (Ahsahta Press, 2007). Briante’s poetry, essays and translations have recently appeared in Ploughshares, Damn the Caesars, Fascicle, Bombay Gin and The Believer. Briante is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Djerassi Foundation, among others. From 1992-­1997, she lived in Mexico City where she worked for the magazines Artes de Me?xico and Mandorla. Briante is an assistant professor of aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Farid Matuk is a Peruvian-­born translator, essayist and poet. He is the author of Is it the King? (Effing Press). Recent poems appear in Big Bridge, Barrelhouse, Typesetter, and The Boston Review. Translations from Spanish have appeared or are forth-­ coming in Bombay Gin and Translation Review. Matuk’s essays and reviews have appeared most recently in Cross Cultural Poetics, Sentence Magazine, and the Poetry Project Newsletter.


Dallas Slams- Featured Reader

Al Houston
When:
Friday October 2, 2009
Where: Cafe Madrid

Since 2002 A. J. Houston has been a member of the Fort Worth Slam Team. Performing at Slam venues and Slam contests all over the nation.His chapbooks include Anchored In ProseCounting PetalsJust FlowSunday ShoesRefrigerate After Opening,

What If Words Mattered, and Let There Be Pens. He can also be seen on the DVDs That’s What Poets Do (AJ Houston Live),

Battle of Da Flows (What’s Love Got To Do With It)Battle of Da Flows (Twas The Slam Before Christmas),

Texas Poets @ Nationals, and Street Poets Volume One. You can find him online at http://njalphabets.org



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