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Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam

What: Dallas Poetry YOUTH Slam
When: Every 1st Saturday at 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E. NW Highway, Program Room
Hosts: Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

Half Price Books and WordSpace  are honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth. Created by Alexandra Marie, a host and organizer for Dallas Poetry Slam.

Laney Yarber @ Tyler-Davis Block Party

Laney Yarber @ Tyler-Davis 2nd Saturday: “Claireoke Revue”
Saturday, May 12, Slam, 5pm, Laney Yarber, 8 pm
Where: WordSpace, 415 North Tyler St. (Map)

Texas’s most celebrated performance artist Laney Yarber brings her charismatic and free associative magnetism to the Tyler-Davis Arts District’s 2nd Saturday Festivals. Laney Yarber is an artist whose work and influence has had a important impact on the state’s cultural life. Her work is part history (personal-area-occult), part installation, often multi-media, with great mastery of the craft of theater, sculpture, spoken word, and visual special effects.She is the recipient of  many awards and grants, studied with Robert Wilson, and is the sister of painter Robert Yarber, Laney leaves her fans and even her diva-to-diva antagonists crying for more. Never enough. Never enough.

Michael Helsem on Sylvia Plath

WordSpace Critics Circle: Plath and the Crisis of Our Time,
Presented by Michael Helsem

What: Plath and the Crisis of Our Time
: Tuesday, May 22, 7 pm
Where:  Private Residence, RSVP: or 214-838-3554
Admission: Members-FREE, Non Members $5

photo by J. R. Compton, courtesy Dallas Arts Revue

Michael Helsem is a Dallas writer, intellectual, painter, and author with multi-disciplinary knowledge and intersections of  philosophy and imagination in art.  He has kindly agreed to share his rich talents in a focus on Sylvia Plath. This is a  an intimate salon setting at our WordSpace programs room. Space is limited. WordSpace Members Free. Non-Members, $5.

RSVP: WordSpace 214-838-3554

WordSpace presents the Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

WordSpace presents the Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
When: Saturday May 19th, 12pm
Where: Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

Dallas Poetry Slam heats up the hour every hour on the hour at Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. Visit the festival of arts and vendors created by Brandon Castillo for this special urban rejuvenation project benefitting the historic Deep Ellum District.

Michael Lagocki

Michael Lagocki
When: Friday May 18th, 8pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave

Michael Lagocki is a professional artist, teacher, and poet. He is one of three founders of the Dallas based ArtLoveMagic, which seeks to unite artists and audiences in positive experiences. He frequently writes on issues that affect the lives and sanity of creative people at

Co-Hosted by Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas.

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