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Summer Culture Melt: Anant Kumar, Charley Moon and Bunny Trahan

 Charley Moon and Bunny Trahan join Anant Kumar, as he pitstops his Greyhound ride around the U.S. teaching, meditating, reading his poems and sleeping on the floors of ashrams and American bookstores.

What: Summer Culture Melt
Who
Anant Kumar, Charley Moon and Bunny Trahan
When: Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 West Davis (Oak Cliff)
What else: Refreshments Served
And: Free

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Anant Kumar was born in the Northeastern Indian state Bihar. He learned German as a foreign language in New Delhi before he moved to Germany in 1991 to study German literature and linguistics. He has published 13 books of prose and poetry.  His most recent book is “Fredo A German Voice”. He is a member of the Association of German Authors and Literary Society of Hessen and has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes.

 

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Charley Moon is a poet, photographer, designer, and beauty queen of Dallas night life. One of Dallas’s seminal neo-beat writers, she has presented her work in galleries, theaters, universities, nightclubs and festivals. Her photography has been featured at the South Dallas Cultural Center and many other venues. WordSpace is honored to present Charley Moon as homeland cultural ambassador in this event.

 

408928_2504442384811_1468218184_nBunny Trahan is 19 years old, born in Corpus Christi, raised in Dallas, living in Chicago and Home For The Summer. She’s been studying and creating art at School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a year and loves flowers.


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series

When: Saturday, July 6, 4-6 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 NW Hwy
Hosted by: Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to bring Poetry and Slam outreach to area youth for workshops and performance.


Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Team @ Read Rite Market

What: Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Team
When: Saturday, July 20th, 2:30 pm for the DPSYT (Festival begins at 10 am)
Where: Read Rite Market @ Oil & Cotton, 837 W. 7th St.
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 Grand_Slam_Team_Picture-1WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam are honored to present Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series Team, the competition winners representing Dallas at Brave New Voice for 2013: Kellen Weigand, Eliza Schreibman (the Grand Slam Champion), Lizzie Vamos, Josh Rambeau, Blake Lackey, and Amanda Jackson.

Throughout the year, Alexandra Marie and Joaquin Zihuatanejo offer free writing and performance workshops at Half Price Books, 1st Saturdays of every month, a partnership of Dallas Poetry Slam and WordSpace’s Next Generation Project.

Come and support these amazing writers and high school performers. Alexandra Marie will be on hand to present the Team and accept any donations to get the team to their Brave New Voices national competition destination, coming up in August.

1013947_530783406970782_803878192_nRead Rite is a creative one day festival jam by the folks at Oil and Cotton in collaboration with writer, Joe Milazzo:

  • EVENTS MAY OVERLAP, COME ANYTIME!!!

    Scheduled Events:
    10-10:30am
    Coffee, Cigarettes and a Newspaper – Local journalists will choose an article from a variety of newspapers and read aloud as we enjoy coffee from Liz Goulding’s roving coffee shop featuring Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. Liz will provide a coffee recipe book with instructions on how to make a perfect cup of coffee.
    11-11:30am
    BlackOUT///CutUP Poems – Cut and paste found words gleaned from the newspaper, books and other printed media to create poems with The Wild Detectives, a soon to be book store on 8th Street. Poets from Spain and New York will Skype in and present readings as we work.
    11-11:30am
    Intuitive Calligraphy – Artist Andrea Estrada will gaze into your soul and gift you with a word handwritten in her fine script.
    11:30-12
    Flash Book with Evan Cleveland – Make a small book super fast.
    12-12:30
    Silent Song – Jennifer McNabb from Resolana will share artwork and writing projects made with women incarcerated at the Dallas County Jail.
    12:00-1pm
    Ex Libris – This is a special demonstration for all of you bibliophiles, book worms, and closet librarians. Artist Kyle Hobratschk will lead you through the making of a bookplate etched into a copper plate on his beautiful press.
    12:30-1pm
    PRINT::PROOF – Pull a screen printed READ-RITE poster with Ryan and Rachel Rushing.
    1-1:30pm
    Oral Fixation Reading
    1:30-2pm
    Carve Magazine Reading
    2-2:30pm
    Dallas Poets Community Reading
    2:30-3pm
    Word Space (youth) Reading
    3-3:30pm
    Book Dissection with Candice McKay – Learn the anatomy of a book with book restorer and owner of the Book Doctor. Book cadavers and scalpels will be provided.
    3-3:30
    Carve Literary Services
    3:30-4
    Mad Swirl Reading
    4-4:30pm
    The Writer’s Garret Reading
    4:30-5pm
    Deconstruct Reconstruct – Make a book from the pages of a discarded books.
    5-5:30pm
    Robin Myrick/The Town Crier
    5-6pm The Wild Detectives are cooking and serving a FREE Paella dinner 

 


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