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FIRST HEARINGS: ANTONIO RUIZ-CAMACHO AT THE WILD DETECTIVES

Come hruizcamacho_colorear Antonio Ruiz-Camacho read from Barefoot Dogs, his book of linked short stories that follows the members of an elite Mexico City family who flee the country after the kidnapping and murder of their patriarch. Author Ben Fountain says of Barefoot Dogs, “Each of these stories is a straight-on jab to the soul, the kind of sharp fictional punch that wakes us up to our own flawed, fragile, essential humanity.”
Following the reading, Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico, will join the author in conversation and a discussion with the audience.

The reading and discussion takes place May 20, 7:00PM at The Wild Detectives, 314 West Eighth Street, Dallas, 75208. Food and drinks will be available, and Antonio will be signing books.


Pegasus Reading Series: Cloward, Hardwick, Molberg, & Tierce

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What:
Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by: Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: Wednesday, May 27th, 7 pm.
Where: Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.

WordSpace is proud to be partnering with Kettle Arts to bring you live literature in Dallas through our Pegasus Reading Series, curated and hosted by Sebastian H Paramo and Robert Torres.

This month we showcase the work of Cloward, Hardwick, Molberg, & Tierce. 

Tim Cloward is a poet/performer and the creator of the recent Dancing Tongue Literary Cabaret series at Dallas’ Undermain Theatre. The former board chair of the North Texas Literary organization, WordSpace, he is currently the Assistant Principal at Yavneh Academy of Dallas. There he teaches history, the humanities and creative writing. He is the founder of the poetry/ performance troupe Dancing Tongue and has worked with Poetry Circus and Question Authority, both acclaimed performance poetry ensembles. His work has been seen in a number of publications and he, along with Patty Turner and David Davis, published the influential chapbook Three Dallas Poets in 1986. Tim holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is author of the chapbook, Francine in the Garden (Thrush) and Hummingbird Mind (Mouthfeel Press). She has been nominated for a Best New Poets, and her manuscript was a finalist for the Levis Prize in Poetry. Her work has appeared in the following: 3:AM Magazine, Night Train, Versal, Sugar House Review, Four Way Review, among others. She writes in the deserts of West Texas.

Jenny Molberg won the 2014 Berkshire Prize for her debut collection of poems, Marvels of the Invisible (forthcoming, Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Copper Nickel, Third Coast, The New Guard, The Rattling Wall, Mississippi Review and other journals. She has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and was featured in Best New Poets 2014. Currently, she teaches at the University of North Texas and serves as Production Editor for American Literary Review.

Merritt Tierce, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, was born and raised in Texas, and graduated from college at the age of 19. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. In 2011, she was a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Merritt lives near Dallas with her husband and children. Her first published story, Suck It, was selected by ZZ Packer to be anthologized in the 2008 edition of New Stories from the South, and her first book, Love Me Back, was published by Doubleday in 2014, to wide acclaim. Merritt lives near Dallas with her husband and children.


Anne Waldman Master Class @ The MAC

What: Master Classes with Anne Waldman
When: Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The MAC
Master Class Fee: $75, includes Friday night performance
One on One Interview: $200 (Max 10 poems/ Max 2 slots 2-3 pm, 3:30-4:30 pm)
*Includes Performance plus 11-1 pm Master Class

10 % MAC/WS Members Discounts through March 1. 214-838-3554

Workspace is proud to offer a master class with Anne Waldman on May 9th in conjunction with her Dallas performance May 8th @ The Mac. Click here for the show and read on for information on how to submit.

Focus will be on performance and live reading. Space is limited. Manuscripts sent in earlier will be given priority for consideration. Follow the link below to submit. 

A prominent figure in the beat poetry generation, Anne Waldman, was born in Millville, New Jersey, on April 2, 1945, and grew up on MacDougal Street in New York City. She received her BA from Bennington College in 1966. From 1966 until 1978 she ran the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, reading with fellow poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso. Immediately following her departure from St. Mark’s, she and Ginsberg founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

She is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including, most recently, Gossamurmur(Penguin, 2013); The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011), a 700-page epic poem 30 years in the making. She is the Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University

The Legendary ANNE WALDMAN–Don’t miss it!

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Tova Charles and Zai Sadler @ Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Tova Charles and Zai Sadler
What: WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, May 15, 8 pm
Where: Heroes Bar and Grill, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by : GNO and RockBaby
Marzai “Zai” Sadler started writing at 10 years old as a way to escape her already cluttered mind. Writing has never left her nor forsaken her. It is her best friend and longest lasting relationship. It continues to bless her in ways she never thought possible.

10497455_1439180589679761_665148123845436359_o-300x300Zai has been on 4 slam teams in Austin TX representing both of the community venues. She made Austin Neo Soul’s slam team her first time out and with that team in 2010 made final stage at her first appearance at the National poetry slam. She was on the 2012 Austin Neo Soul slam team that took 1st in group piece finals. And most recently the Austin Poetry slam team ranked 5th in the Nation. She has also released a cd of poetry and hip hop entitled The Epilogue and is currently working on her 2nd project. Zai’s slam and performance poetry career has been brief but thriving and promising.

Tova Charles, a powerhouse performing spoken word artist that has been taking the Slam community by storm since 2008. Born in Lafayette, LA but raised in Austin, TX. The daughter of a Librarian and Zydeco Percussionist, life was never boring. She gained her passion for writing from her mother and her passion for performing from her father. In spring 2003 she had the pleasure of being inducted in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., one of the original Historically Black Sororities. She is not only a great writer but performer as well. She has also work as the Creative director for They Speak, Austin’s premier youth poetry slam with the late Dr. Sheila Siobhan.

She plans on continuing her career as a Spoken word artist and as an activist in the youth poetry movement. She has performed all over the country and has participated in national Slams including:

• 2009 National Poetry Slam, Placing 5th overall, Austin Neo- Soul Poetry Slam

• 2010 National Poetry Slam, Semi-Finalist , Austin Poetry Slam

• 2010 Southwest Shoot out, Austin Poetry Slam

• Finalist of 2010 Rock The Republic Festival

• 2010 Slam Champ of the University of Houston Scarlet Poetry Slam Team

• Finalist of 2011 Woman of the World Poetry Slam, Placing 10th overall

2013 Nation Poetry Slam, Placed 5th overall, Austin Poetry Slam

She is a Graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in English literature.

Tova Charles and Zai Sadler were both on the 2013 Austin Poetry Slam team and placed 5th in the Nation and was featured on Button Poetry with the group poem called “Nina” which has had over 11 thousand hits. The Hair and Talk and Teeth Tour will showcase group work and individual poems from Tova and Zai.

See Tova Charles and Zai Sadler, the WordSpace Third Fridays at Dallas Poetry Slam feature, on Friday, May 15, 2015.

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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
www.dallaspoetryslam.com

 


Anne Waldman Night and Day

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NIGHT: Performance May 8, 8 pm @ The MAC

DAY: Master Classes, May 9, Time 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. @ The MAC

Tickets:  PreKindle

$25 -Performance Only 
$75 Master Classes plus Performance 

$200 One-on-One One Hour Master Interview plus Performance

All Events at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. 

WordSpace has become known for presenting such icons as John Waters and Laurie Anderson. Anne is on that same level of accomplishment.
Anne Waldman has been a force in the American literary scene since the 1960’s. As well as being a poet of remarkable power and an electrifying performer, she has been involved in shaping the way young poets are taught in America, and in the joining of poetry with the music scene. Her political activism has also served as a model of engagement within the artistic community.

FIVE FACTS ABOUT ANNE WALDMAN

1966 – Founding member of the Saint Marks Poetry Project, New York City

1974 – Founding member with Allen Ginsberg of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at The Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado

1976 – Travels with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue

1978 – Busted along with Allen Ginsberg and Daniel Ellsberg protesting at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility in Boulder Colorado

2011 – Elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Internationally recognized and acclaimed poet Anne Waldman has been an active member of the “Outrider” experimental poetry community, a culture she has helped create and nurture for over four decades as writer, editor, teacher, performer, magpie scholar, infra-structure curator, and cultural/political activist. Her poetry is recognized in the lineage of Whitman and Ginsberg, and in the Beat, New York School, and Black Mountain trajectories of the New American Poetry. Yet she remains a highly original “open field investigator” of consciousness, committed to the possibilities of radical shifts of language and states of mind to create new modal structures and montages of attention. Her work is energetic, passionate, panoramic, fierce at times.

She has also collaborated extensively with a number of artists, musicians, and dancers, including George Schneeman, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Tuttle, Donna Dennis, and Pat Steir, and the theatre director Judith Malina. Her play “Red Noir” was produced by the Living Theatre and ran for nearly three months in New York City in 2010. She has also been working most recently with other media including audio, film and video, with her husband, writer and video/film director Ed Bowes, and with her son, musician and composer Ambrose Bye. Publishers Weekly recently referred to Waldman as “a counter-cultural giant.”

“Cyborg on the Zattere,” with music by composer Steven Taylor and 12 performers, including cellist Ha-Yang Kim and reed instrumentalist Marty Erlich and a Renaissance trio, premiered at the Douglas Dunn Salon in Spring of 2011. This “Poundatorio” takes on the “knot” of Ezra Pound, his poetics and politics. It includes settings for parts of the Pisan Cantos.

A prominent figure in the beat poetry generation and New York poetics lineage, Anne Waldman, was born in Millville, New Jersey, on April 2, 1945, and grew up on MacDougal Street in New York City. She received her BA from Bennington College in 1966. From 1966 until 1978 she ran the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, reading with fellow poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso. Immediately following her departure from St. Mark’s, she and Ginsberg founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

She is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including, most recently, Gossamurmur (Penguin, 2013); The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011), a 700-page epic poem 30 years in the making. She is the Distinguished Professor of Poetics at Naropa University

The Legendary ANNE WALDMAN–Don’t miss it!

Read an interview with Anne Waldman over @ Rain Taxi
Vist her website to learn more here

 
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