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Deonte Osayande features @ Dallas Poetry Slam

What: Deonte Osayande features @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, September 21, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue

Deonte Osayande is a young supernova of poetry and potential coming out of Detroit, Mi. Born in Huntsville, Al, he has called Detroit home since the age of three months. He comes from a family of teachers and his parents were both poets and activists during the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s. At twenty years old he was exposed to creative writing for the first time at an entry level class at the University of Detroit Mercy. Just month’s later he attended his first poetry open mic at the university. Professors would say, though raw at the time, his work showed an ability that was unbelievable for someone who had never really written for most of his life. Now only three years later he has been a successful youth activist, teacher, host, and member of the Detroit National Poetry Slam Team. Within Detroit’s poetry and arts scene he is viewed as a growing beacon of light. Being respected both in the literary world and within the slam/open mic circuit. Deonte has been invited to perform across the Midwest, and within multiple area universities.


Pull My Daisy and Conversations In Vermont: VideoFest

What: Robert Frank’s Pull My Daisy and Conversations in Vermont
When: September 29, 12 pm,
Where: DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL: Horchow Theater, Dallas Museum of Art
Admission: $6 Individual tickets, Special prices for festival passes, day passes, and other discounted tickets can be found at http://videofest.org/tickets/FULL SCHEDULE : 9/27-9/30

In conjunction and partnership with the 25th Annual Dallas Video Festival, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Curator of Film and Video, Marian Luntz, Wordspace is greatly honored to sponsor screenings of Robert Frank‘s films Pull My Daisy, and Conversations in Vermont.

Pull My Daisy is a classic look at the soul of the beat generation, made with writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso Peter Orlovsky and painters Alfred Leslie, Larry Rivers, and Alice Neel. It was written and narrated by Kerouac, based on his unproduced play The Beat Generation. It tells the story of a bishop (Richard Bellamy) and his mother (Alice Neel) who pay a visit to Milo, a railroad worker. At the same time his poet friends, Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Gregory Corso, hang around quizzing the bishop about the meaning of life and its everyday relationship to art and poetry. Pull My Daisy is recognized as one of the most important works of avant-garde cinema.

Conversations in Vermont is about Robert Frank’s relationship with his children Pablo and Andrea. Photographed by Ralph Gibson, it is his first overtly autobiographical film. He follows his children to school in Vermont and interviews them about their feelings, their upbringing and what it was like to grow up in a bohemian world with artists as parents. In searching for answers about his children’s lives, Frank is questioning his own world.

 

 

 


Roger Reeves and Caroline McCulloch of Greenhill School

What: Roger Reeves with Special Guest, Caroline McCulloch of Greenhill School
When: September 28, Friday, 7 pm
Where: RSVP 214-838-3554 or wordspace@wordspace.us
Admission: Members Free Non Members $10

Roger Reeves poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Tin House, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his MFA from the University of Texas and his Ph.D.in the English Department at UT. Roger is on the faculty at the UIC as an assistant professor of poetry.

Reeves’s first book *King Me* will be published by Copper Canyon Press in October of 2013

WordSpace is pleased to present selected area student writers in Salon alongside our selected working writers. Poet, former WS board member and Greenhill instructor Farid Matuk has selected Caroline McCulloch to read a short selection of her work.


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.


WordSpace and Deep Ellum Market present Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, September 15, 12pm
Where: Stage, Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


WordSpace presents Dallas Poetry Slam @ Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

Who: Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Performers!
When: Saturday, September 15, 12pm
Where: Stage, Deep Ellum: Indiana and Malcom X

From noon-3, every hour on the hour, poets from the Dallas Poetry Slam pump up the jam Deep Ellum Outdoor Market with a 15 minute performance between music sets.


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