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Matt Bagley @ ArtSpeak

Matt Bagley
November 5, 9 pm

WordSpace presents Randall Matt Bagley’s performative work in conjunction with his exhibition opening at Mighty Fine Arts on November 5 at 9 pm. MFA Gallery is located at 409A N. Tyler St., Dallas, Tx in historic North Oak Cliff neighborhood west of downtown Dallas.

Children’s Theater Camp with Maggie Smith

When: M-F, 11-12:15
Ages 5-10: June 5th – 11th
              Ages 11-14: June 12th – 18th

Registration at Hampton-Illinois Branch of the Dallas Public Library.

Special Thanks to Nhien Le, program director of the Hampton Illinois Branch of the Dallas Public Library for partnering with WordSpace to create an exciting educational experience for youth.


ArtSpeak with Chris Merlick and the Duchampaphone

What: ArtSpeak
Who: Chris Merlick and the Duchampaphone
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A N. Tyler Street, 75208
When: Saturday, June 18, 8:30 pm
Hosted by: Steve Cruz

untitledWordspace presents Artspeak with a performance by the incredible Chris Merlick and his Duchampaphone! Chris takes the iconic Duchampian found object bicycle wheel sculpture and morphs it into a captivating musical device. Literally spinning out beats and songs Chris expands on Duchampian notions with true Dadaesque fervor and mad invention! A Duchampaphone performance is just the thing to liberate yourself from the tired Art Canon and becoming a Dada Apostate!



ArtSpeak is a performance art series in conjunction with exhibition openings at Mighty Fine Arts.

13323745_10208810002742601_1472994368499410953_oThis exhibition is entitled “Sock Monkeys, Fish, Robots and Aliens, Oh My!” featuring new work by Monique Jannette with a reception for the artist on Sat June 18 6-9pm and running till July 31. The first thing you might notice on meeting Monique Jannette is the wheelchair and her disablity but then you engage in conversation and her charm and intelligence emerge and you realize her limitations are secondary in defining her identity. She is incredibly accomplished with a Bachelor of Science in Geology from UTA and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from SMU, she’s a two time paralympian competing in Seoul Korea and Barcelona Spain, and she plays piano. As an artist she’s an autodidact but her work reveals a rich and imaginative inner narrative. Her images describe fantastical situations, characters and inventions imbued with playful wit and humor. Her sensibility is genuinely ebullient and reflect a love of craft and art making and story telling. Come to the Opening and expect to be unduly impressed and visit with Monique and enjoy a complimentary adult beverage.

Wordspace presents Pegasus Reading Series: Huynh, Redmond, Ryckman, and moth face

This month Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo host Amanda Huynh, winner of the AWP Intro Journal Project Award; Jim Redmond, author of Shirts or Skins, winner of the Heavy Feather Review chapbook prize; Tatiana Ryckman, author of VHS and Why It’s Hard to Live; and music from moth face!!

Amanda Huynh
AMANDA HUYNH is a native Houstonian living in Virginia. She attends the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. She was a finalist for the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and recently was a recipient for the 2016 AWP Intro Journal Project Award. Her work is published or forthcoming in the following journals: Tahoma Literary Review, Huizache, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Newfound Journal, and As/Us: Women of the World.


Jim Redmond
received his MFA from the University of Michigan. He’s lived in Michigan for most of his life, but is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. Some of his poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Blackbird, BOAAT, Redivider, PANK, Diagram, and TYPO, among others. His chapbook, Shirts or Skins, won one of Heavy Feather Review’s chapbook prizes and was published as an insert in Heavy Feather Review 3.2.

Tatiana Ryckman

TATIANA RYCKMAN was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the chapbooks Twenty-Something, and VHS and Why it’s Hard to Live. Her work has been published with Tin House, Everyday Genius, Entropy, and Hobart. More at



Who: Renee Rossi and Jeff Davis
What: First Hearings
When: June 2, 2016, 7:30 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th St, Dallas 75208
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell


WordSpace welcomes back Renée Rossi and Jeffrey Davis, two poets who have read for WordSpace before and both of whom have new books out.

Renée Rossi

Renée Rossi

How’s this for a resume? Renée Rossi, who lives in Dallas, is a practicing otolaryngologist, holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is a certified practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine. She has published two poetry chapbooks, and at First Hearings will be reading from her new collection, Triage.





Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Davis, who has lived in Dallas in the past but is now based in New York, is a writer, speaker, and consultant. Through his Tracking Wonder project he is often interviewed for his views on the role of creative mastery in shaping a meaningful life and , as he puts it, “doing business as unusual.” He is a poet who also has a regular column in Psychology Today. At first hearings he will read from his 2016 book, Coat Thief.

Following their readings, the two friends will discuss how their professional lives and poetry combine to make them the writers they are.





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