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Pegasus Series: Chloe Honum & Courtney Marie @ Two Bronze Doors

WHAT: Chloe Honum & Courtney Marie @ Two Bronze Doors. This month’s features will be Chloe Honum, author of The Tulip-Flame and Courtney Marie, curator of The Spiderweb Salon.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7PM.
WHERE: Two Bronze Doors, 5732 Richmond Ave.

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

Hosted by Sebastian Paramo & Robert Torres. 

This month we showcase the work of Chloe Honum, author of The Tulip-Flame and Courtney Marie of The Spiderweb Salon.

Chloe Honum was born in Santa Monica, California, and was raised in Auckland, New Zealand. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review, among other journals, and have been anthologized in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010. Her first book, The Tulip-Flame, was selected by Tracy K. Smith as winner of the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. She is a recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac House, and Djerassi. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, where she directed the Writers in the Schools program. Currently, Chloe is a Helen Devitt Jones Fellow at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Courtney Marie is an artist and writer currently residing in Denton, TX. She has had poems recently published with Literary Orphans, The Thing Itself, Black Sun Lit, and Spooky Girlfriend Press. She organizes the Spiderweb Salon arts collective in Denton.

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).


– DO NOT park in the lot for Pietro’s 
+ Dedicated parking along the wood fence West of the house and the lot adjacent to the fence. 
+ Along Belmont Ave
+ lot directly next to Chichen Itza

North Texas Giving Day



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Arte de las Americas Fest

Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m.-7 pm

Klyde Warren Park

*Two Stages of music and dance   *Flash Mobs and Street Performers
*Superstar Art Contest   *Forty tents of exhibitions and vendors
*Educational and interactive activities for Youth

Sponsored by LULAC and friends, the Arte de las Americas Fest will host an interactive audience community of 10,000 celebrating both traditional and contemporary Latino arts and its cross-cultural fusions, one that is sure to promote awareness of Dallas as a nationally influential cultural landscape. 

WordSpace is honored to join LULAC and Oak Cliff Cultural Center in planning Artes de las Americas Fest and will present the best of Latino poetry, songwriting, performance art and writing workshops for youth.

Admission: FREE



WordSpace Season KickOff Party @ The Wild Detectives

You are invited to join WordSpace board of directors and staff to celebrate  the unveiling of our 2014-15 season.

We’ll be having drawings for a WordSpace t-shirt and 2 tickets to see…who? 

When: Monday, September 8, @ 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives
Who: The Whole Wordspace Gang
Free Appetizers will be served.
Cash Bar. 

Next Generation Free Writing & Performance Workshops


Next Generation Free Writing & Performance Workshops

Merritt Tierce @ The Wild Detectives

Merritt Tierce will be reading and signing her new novel Love Me Back at  7 PM on September  25 at The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street in Dallas.


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Merritt Tierce was born and raised in Texas. She worked in various secretarial and retail positions until 2009, when she moved to Iowa City to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as the Meta Rosenberg Fellow.

After graduating in 2011 with her MFA from Iowa, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and she is a 2013 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Author.

About Love Me Back:

Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that ‘napalms your emotional synapses.’ But obliteration—not pleasure—is her goal. Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood. In the words of Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, “Tierce roams like an avenging angel across the landscape of twenty-first century American decadence, and the truths she writes achieve a state of near-sacred subversion.”

Javon at Dallas Poetry Slam

[ September 19, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dallas Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Open Mic every Friday
$100 Slam 1st and 3rd Fridays
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill
7402 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231
Sign up at 7:30pm
Show at 8:00pm
$5 Admission
Free Parking
Drink Specials
Food Available
Music by DJ Big Ant

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