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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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