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FIRST HEARINGS: David Langlinais
WHEN: December 10, 7:00pm
WHERE: The Wild Detectives, 314 West Eighth St, Dallas, 75208
HOSTED BY: Charles Dee Mitchell

david-langlinaisDavid Langlinais is a Dallas author who was born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana. Duck Thief, his first collection of short stories, is part of the Louisiana Writers Series distributed by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. David’s stories feature characters making sense of their lives in a world where tradition and change exert equal pull.

Duck Thief and Other Stories is a stunning collection by a fine new voice in Southern literature. David Langlinais comes from that great tradition of American storytellers that gave us Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Richard Ford. The people who populate his stories are our friends and neighbors, and they live, work, and play where we do. His language is spare and unpretentious, and the rhythms of his prose lead us from moments of simple beauty to profound revelation. Haunting, compassionate, heart-breaking…these are some of the best stories I’ve read in a long time.”

–John Ed Bradley, author of It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium



New Transcendentalism: Martha Heimberg on H is for Hawk

When: Thursday, December 3
Salon: Private Residence, RSVP: wordspace@wordspace
Refreshments made possible by Ben E. Keith and Spiral Diner!

Blood Sport: Helen McDonald’s H is for Hawk

shoppingCritic Martha Heimberg places Helen Walker’s H is For Hawk in the feral and vivid tradition of literary nature writing, from Thoreau and Emerson in America’s great Romantic tradition to the Scottish naturalist John Muir’s passionate environmentalism and Barbara Kingsolver’s nature-rich fiction.

H is For Hawk is a brilliant and fierce memoir by Cambridge lecturer, poet and naturalist. It won every major science and essay-writing award in Britain and America in 2014. As the New Yorker critic wrote: “Had there been an award for the best new book that defies every genre, I imagine it would have won that, too.”

When McDonald’s beloved father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, she’d never before been tempted to train a goshawk, the most belligerent and vicious flying predator of them all. Then she did. She purchased and raised a goshawk, because, in her wild grief, she equated the creature’s feral and fierce temperament to her own.

Part myth, part memoir, part lit-crit and falconry history, the work is innovative, invigorating and “so good it draws blood,” says Dwight Garner in the New York Times.

Is there a falconer in the house?


MasterPiece at Dallas Poetry Slam

When: December 18, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: Dallas Poetry Slam, SlamMasters GNO & RockBaby
What: WordSpace Night @ DPS

masterpiecePoet, actress, host, and entrepreneur MasterPiece is a 6 time award winning national Poet. She has performed in over 30 different cities across the U.S., starred in two major stage productions, and produces one of the most successful spoken word events in the DFW metroplex. The triple threat model, writer, and actress has shared stages with elite artists such as Tank, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tweet, Lalah Hathaway, Taalam Acey, Rudy Francisco, Aja Monet and many more. She is a featured Poet on All Def Poetry with over 23K views and endorsed by Russell Simmons himself. She is the first artist to grace a dual magazine cover for Spoken Visions Magazine and has been  featured in local publications the Dallas Observer, Southern Dallas Magazine, and The Dallas Entertainment Journal.
Aside from performing, MasterPiece is a self published author of two Poetry books, a discography of music on Itunes, a fragrance line, a newly released fashion design label and the  creator of a non-profit organization We are Worthy Women.
She currently resides in Dallas/Ft Worth. This phenomenal artist has been writing for over 20 years. A performance resume that spans over ten years complete with 2 Bachelors Degrees from the University of  Arizona.
MasterPiece has an astounding social media presence from Facebook to Instagram to Periscope with a combined 30K fans across all platforms. Her versatility in her work ranges from collegiate arenas to Erotic Showcases to Social Events.

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