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When: September 8, 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th St, Dallas 75208
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

willardWith pleasure and excitement, WordSpace kicks off our 2016 – 17 season with a reading and conversation with Willard Spiegelman, Willard has been the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, and from 1984 – 2016 served as the editor of Southwest Review. Never known to be a man at a loss for words or opinions, his latest thoughts have been collected into his second book of essays, Senior Moments.

“If you are a living, breathing member of the human race, then Willard Spiegelman’s exemplary Senior Moments is for you. Aging is our universal condition: the only question is whether we approach our seniority kicking and screaming, or proceed with some degree of style and, let us hope, capacity for happiness. Spiegelman’s wise, witty, spirited essays show how we might work our way over to the style-and-happiness route, and are as good a guide for living well — at any age — that I know.” — Ben Fountain

At The Wild Detectives, Willard will read from his new book and be joined in conversation by Greg Brownderville, professor of poetry at SMU and the man stepping into Willard’s position as editor of Southwest Review.

Please join us for an evening celebrating Dallas writing, Dallas history, and with luck some Dallas gossip. senior





Utopian Fantasies Festival @ The Wild Detectives

Who: Lee Escobedo, Patrick Patterson Carroll, Colette Copeland, and Fidel NJ, hosted by Randall Garrett
What: “Utopian Fantasies”
When: Friday, September 9, 8-10 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St.
What else: It’s Free Fall 2016 !

RANDALL GARRETTWordSpace is please to present an event in participation with this “festival of disputed ideals“. “Utopian Fantasies” is part of a larger landscape of Free Fall Festival 2016’s  nine events featuring exhibitions, performances, and talks by El Centro students, selected city arts faculties and many Dallas community artists and writers. The events will span September 8 to December 17 and take place in galleries and bookstores in Oak Cliff, The Cedars and Fair Park’s Exposition neighborhoods.

The WordSpace presentation of “Utopian Fantasies” will feature spoken word by Lee Escobedo and Patrick Patterson-Carroll. Experimental film presentation by Colette Copeland. Hip-hop performance by Fidel NJ–just WordSpace’s cup of tea for a great Happening.

Click on the Schedule of Events for More Info.

Thursday Sept. 8th 2-4 pm
Utopia: Impossible States
 El Centro College
(801 Main St. / downtown Dallas)
On view: 09.06 – 09.30.16

Artists address utopian “impossible states” of ideal form, technology, and conceptualization, with performances by Dennis Gonzalez and Danielle Georgiou.
Featuring work by: Dwayne Carter • Danielle Georgiou
Randy Guthmiller • Rachel Muldez • Ryder Richards
Marilyn Waligore • Carlo Zinzi
Friday Sept. 9th 8-10 pm 
Utopian Fantasies

The Wild Detectives
(314 W. 8th St. / Oak Cliff)
Sponsored by WordSpace, featuring Patrick Patterson-Carroll and Lee Escobedo talk about their “utopian fantasies”, with film presentation by Michael Morris and hip-hop performance from Fidel NJ.

Saturday Sept. 17th 6-9 pm
Dystopian Dreams

MFA Gallery
 (409A N. Tyler / Oak Cliff)
(on view: 09.17 – 10.30.16)
 Third party musings, dreams of dystopias both personal and societal, an illusionary world of fragmentation, creation and destruction. Featuring the work of Dwayne Carter • Patrick Patterson-Carroll, Randall Garrett • Thor Johnson • Montoya Williams

Friday Sept. 30th 8-10 pm
Paradise is Burning

Poets on X+ present Randall Garrett and Lauren Belmore

Lucky Dog Books
(911 W. Jefferson Blvd. / Oak Cliff): Randall Garrett and Lauren Belmore waxing poetic and queer where “paradise is burning”.

Saturday Nov. 5th
Paradise: No Time Zone

(800 Exposition Ave. / Fair Park)
on view: 11.05 – 12.17.16
Paradise, a “no time zone” of original perfection, the natural world of continual process and transformation. Featuring work by Sheryl Anaya • Rachael Banks
, Colette Copeland • Val Curry • Randall Garrett
, Dennis Gonzalez • David Sunshine
Thursday Nov. 10th or Nov. 17th
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(800 Exposition Ave. / Fair Park)
Paradise / Utopia themed discussion with Richland College religion professor Jon Erwin.
Saturday Nov. 19th
Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals

Ro2 Art
(1501 S. Ervay / Dallas / The Cedars): Group exhibit addressing opposing themes of paradise vs. utopia, artists forming alliances and occupying competing space, with a third party insurgency of the dystopian, mimicking the disputed ideals of contemporary life. Featuring the work of Sheryl Anaya • Rachael Banks • Dwayne Carter, Colette Copeland • Val Curry • Randall Garrett, Danielle Georgiou • Dennis Gonzalez • Randy Guthmiller, Thor Johnson • Rachel Muldez • Patrick Patterson-Carroll, Ryder Richards • David Sunshine, Carlo Zinzi • Marilyn Waligore • Montoya Williams
Thursday Dec. 8th or Saturday Dec. 17th
(800 Exposition Ave. / Fair Park): Avante-garde jazz ensemble Ataraxia, led by Dennis Gonzalez performs at the closing reception for “No Time Zone”.

ArtSpeak. Randall Garrett @ MFA Gallery

September 17, 9 pm

WordSpace presents Randall Garrett’s performative work in conjunction with his exhibition opening at Mighty Fine Arts on September 17 at 9 pm. MFA Gallery is located at 409A N. Tyler St., Dallas, Tx in historic North Oak Cliff neighborhood west of downtown Dallas.

Oral Fixation @ Dallas City Performance Hall 9.21


WordSpace is honored to be a partnering sponsor of Oral Fixation, created, coordinated and hosted by Nicole Stewart Schlesinger.


This month’s show is entitled: “Out From Under The Rug” with stories about abortion.

Porsha O @ Heroes

Porsha O

Porsha O. is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion, and the co­-founder of House Slam. She identifies as a Black, poet, dyke­god, a hip­hop feminist, an educator, and an organizer.

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam to produce Feature Readers on 3rd Fridays of every month at Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231.

Admission: $5 or Buy a VIP Season Pass
WordSpace Members Free: RSVP

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