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ArtSpeak: The Stoners

300x300-1When: November 5, 9 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A North Tyler St.
What: ArtSpeak: The Stoners
Exhibition Opening: Matt Bagley: Trans Dimensional Acquisitions

Wordspace presents a performance by “The Stoners” offering up a musical tribute to the Rolling Stones. Tom Battles fronts, yes that’s right, a Stones cover band, something he’s threatened to do for quite a big while, but now mere idea has matured into fruition and it’s time to rock out! Wordspace is honored to present the premiere of this epochal musical ensemble and fully expect “The Stoners” to alter the perception of cover bands in your mind! ArtSpeak is a performance series in conjunction with exhibition openings.

Mighty Fine Arts presents “Trans Dimensional Acquisitions” featuring new work by Matt Bagley. This show opens Sat. Nov.5 with a reception for the artist from 6-9pm and will run till Sun. Dec.11.
Matt Bagley’s imaginative reveries find their underpinings in the humid backwaters of South Louisiana. Matt is a bonafied swamp child who evolved from the primordial muck and mire to emerge as an artist and master printmaker, as well as a pan-dimensional archeologist, skateboard activist theologist and homespun philosopher. He has somehow managed to channel his multiple interests into coinciding narratives that inform his artistic practice. His storytelling is exemplified in the tales that he relates in his show: “The Feminist Fairytale” A band of women in the very distant past form an army with the animals to defeat a corrupt and paranoid queen, “Breussard the Alligator” The fun loving fashion hip alligator who returhs from NYC to the swampland to make woodcuts prints and invent the “Print Frog”, “Space Bug Robot Wars” A cyborg conflict that morphs spacebug and robot traditions to create a new hybrid culture. Despite the far fetched threads Matt manages to ground his work in a commonality and empathy beyond his own personal conserns. Perhaps there’s a bit of the swamp in everyone that yearns for the acquisition of a trans-dimensional conciousness. Heavy assumptions indeed, that will be addressed and perhaps answered by coming out to Matt’s show!

 

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Christian Taylor, Laney Yarber, Candy: The Numerology of Money

When: Sunday, November 13, 6-7:30 pm
Where: RSVP for Location: WordSpace@WordSpace.Us
Who: Christian Taylor, Laney Yarber, Candy
What: The Numerology of Money by Dick Zinnendorf

Phase One table reading of the The Numerology of Money will be performed by actor Christian Taylor, performance artist Laney Yarber, and Dallas Poetry SlamMaster Candy. The audience will be provided feedback sheets to return to the playwright.

WordSpace is pleased to support script development for playwrights throughout the year. Phase Two of The Numerology of Money will take place in late January and will add staging and movement.

“Currencies are the consciences of treasuries bankrupted by spiritual tollkeepers. Dead ringers are not cashiers on hiatus; they are doppelgängers on shopping sprees. A debt-ridden mannequin was deposited in a mausoleum for millionaires by an anonymous donor. Earn free checking today.”–The Numerology of Money is a one-act play intended for three characters.

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Pegasus Reading Series: Brownderville, Dubrow, Terazawa

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What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: November 7, 2016 7 pm

Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St. (Deep Ellum)
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie

Pegasus Reading Series is a monthly series presented by WordSpace showcasing writers in the North Texas area and beyond. Named Best Poetry Night by the Dallas Observer in 2015, Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie host.

Doors open at 7PM and show starts at 7:30PM.

This month, Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo host Greg Alan Brownderville, author of A Horse With Holes In It (LSU Press, 2016); Jehanne Dubrow, author of The Arranged Marriage (U of New Mexico, 2015); and Sophia Terazawa, author of I Am Not A War (Essay Press, 2016).

GREG ALAN BROWNDERVILLE is the author of three books: A Horse with Holes in It (LSU, 2016), Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012), Gust (Triquartely, 2011). He is a professor of English at Southern Methodist University, teaches creative writing and edits the Southwest Review. He has received several awards, including fellowships and prizes from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Missouri Review, and Prairie Schooner.

JEHANNE DUBROW is the author of five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). Dots & Dashes, her sixth book of poems, won the 2016 Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry Open Competition Award and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2017. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Southern Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Hudson Review, The New England Review, as well as on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. She has been a recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, the Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

The daughter of American diplomats, Jehanne was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. She is an Associate Professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas.

SOPHIA TERAZAWA is the author of I AM NOT A WAR (Essay Press, 2016). Please read it at http://www.essaypress.org/ep-56/


Darin Bradley @ First Hearings, with Merritt Tierce

When: November 9, 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth St, Dallas 74208
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell
Q/A: Merritt Tierce

bradleyDarin Bradley’s “Dystopian Cluster” of novels began in 2010 with Noise, a tale of young people training to be the ruthless survivors of the societal collapse they see hurtling towards them. Chimpanzee (2014) chronicled life in this changed world where dispirited people make do in the new police state and elective mental illness becomes the fashion.

WordSpace hosted Darin at The Wild Detectives for the release of Chimpanzee. On November 9 we are pleased to have him return with Totem, the final book in the cluster. He has moved the action to the far future, or possibly a parallel world, where religion has gone viral and Big Brother works hand in hand with UNESCO.

In addition to his three novels, Darin Bradley has written scripts for id Software, the gaming company behind such iconic titles as Quake and Rage. He is also the founding editor-in-chief and the design director of Farrago’s Wainscot, an ezine of the literary weird. Goliad Media is his independent publishing, recording, and art production housed based in Denton, Texas, where he live with his wife.

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Heimberg on Merwin

What: WordSpace Salon
Where: Private Residence, RSVP for Location
WordSpace@WordSpace.Us, 214-838-3554

Dr. Martha Heimberg presents one of her inimitable evenings of scholarly lens at a favorite writer. Adding wit and biographical/historical context in a very comfortable setting, these Salons have been a staple of WordSpace for over 20 years.

Dr. Heimberg is a Professor of Literature at Cedar Hill College, poet, and theater critic for Theater Jones.

William Stanley Merwin (born September 30, 1927) is an American poet, credited with over fifty books of poetry, translation and prose. During the 1960s anti-war movement, Merwin’s unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration. In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin’s writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology. Residing in Hawaii, he writes prolifically and is dedicated to the restoration of the islands’ rainforests.

Merwin has received many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (in both 1971 and 2009), the National Book Award for Poetry (2005) and the Tanning Prize, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings. In 2010, the Library of Congress named Merwin the seventeenth United States Poet Laureate to replace the outgoing Kay Ryan. Following his receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2009, Merwin is recognized as one of the principal contributors to poetry in the early 21st century.


Oral Fixation – Best of Season 5 @ DCPH

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

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Ebony Stewart @ Heroes

Ebony Stewart

Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist and slam poet who
has been active in the central Texas slam poetry scene and theater
community for over a decade. She has coached participants in the
Austin Neo-Soul Poetry Slam, finished first and fifth, respectively,
at the National Poetry Slam and the They Speak Youth Slam, and
finished eighth in the world at the Brave New Voices competition. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, recently voted Top Female Touring Poet. Her work has been published in the Texas Observer, For Harriet, and Teen Vogue. She is the author of the poetry collections The Queen’s Glory & The Pussy’s Box, Ricochet and Love Letters To Balled Fists. In 2015, she debuted her one-woman show, Hunger, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama and in 2016 nominated and recognized by the Austin Critics” Table. Ebony Stewart aka The Gully Princess aka “She’ll eat your cupcake” – she, her, story of the black girl winning.

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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: RSVP18


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