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Pegasus Reading Series @ Two Bronze Doors

 

Pegasus Reading Series

Presented by WordSpace & Two Bronze Doors, The Pegasus Reading Series is a new monthly forum for poets and writers to showcase their work in the DFW area. 

Hosted by Sebastian Paramo & Robert Torres. 

We’re very excited to launch this event and to feature writers of both the page and stage!

Our evenings features include Nick McRae & Travis Crockett!

Nick McRae is the author of The Name Museum (C&R Press, 2014) and Mountain Redemption (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), as well as editor of Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications, 2013). His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. A graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at Ohio State University, he is currently associate editor of 32 Poems and Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.

Travis Crockett graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in philosophy. He’s been published in the gay journal Assaracus and maintains the website A Pagan Aesthetic. He also thinks college was a joke. A cruel, expensive joke.

We invite the audience to participate in a short open mic of poetry or prose following the features.

*Open Mic spaces are limted to 7 slots and are limited to one or two page short poems (3-5 minutes) or two and half pages, double-spaced of prose (3-5 minutes).


WordSpace @ Oak Cliff Cultural Center Block Party

When: Saturday, August 9th
Where: Block Party! Jefferson Blvd, Oak Cliff
Who: Next Generation instructors Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres participate

Join us in celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, home of our Oak Cliff Next Generation free writing and performance workshops. Staffed by Rafael Tamayo, Tisha Crear and Gerardo Robles this facility near the Texas Theater provides the neighborhood with a huge cultural impact. Gallery exhibitions, monthly Verse and Rhythm events, kids camps and so much more.

It’s a Block Party with dancers, performances, vendors, food, and more-See ya there!

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Next Generation Free Writing and Performance Workshops

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Next Generation Free Writing & Performance Workshops


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kYmberly Keeton and Opalina Salas

Poets on X Series
A Summer Series created by Opalina Salas —And she reads in this one!
Hosted by Sebastian Paramo

When: August 16, 7 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St. (Oak Cliff

kymberly keeton-thaz sum serus shit, kYmkYmberly mieshia dionne Keeton received a BA with Honors in Creative Writing & Graduate Certificate in African-American Studies from University of Houston. She is the author of six books of poetry, and numerous short-stories. As former City Editor of Rolling Out *Dallas and Entertainment Editor for the Dallas Weekly Newspaper, Keeton interviewed Larenz Tate, Illyasah Shabazz, Haile Gerima, Usher, Dwele, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Qwele, Charles Stone III, Pam Grier, Mara Akil Brock, Tamara Peterson, Chi McBride, Monique, Tim Arnold, Mark Curry and countless others in the industry. Keeton’s articles have been published in the Ave Magazine, Young People For.org, The Atlanta Voice, Washington African American Post, The Capitol Outlook, National Society of Black Engineers, Rolling Out, the Dallas Weekly, SacObserver.com, WHERE Magazine, Miami Times Online, Spinner.com, UJIMA, ThyBlackMan.com and Black Chicago Online.net. Keeton created Literafeelya Magazine in 2003, and is also the former Publisher of Songhai News: The Black Collegiate Voice-Black Newspaper at the University of Houston, and one of three founders of the periodical. She now publishes soflynmythirties, an opinionated cultural blog.

 

opal looking like a revolutionaryOpalina Salas is a poet, former book store owner, editor of lit magazines and creator of the original Poets on X Reading Series, first held at Cliff Notes, the bookstore she owned with her husband-poet Carlos Salas. The series moved to Mighty Fine Arts when Cliff Notes closed and she has been an indie butterfly curator/hostess for many WordSpace events. Her work has appeared in a number of journals and is included in the Anthology of Texas Beat Poets, published by University of Texas Press. She has read all over Texas in festivals, galleries and nightclubs, is a regular contributor to Mad Swirl, and lives in Dallas with Carlos and their daughter, Paloma.


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