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What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: April 26, 2017 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.
John Andrews’ first book, Colin Is Changing His Name, was a finalist for the 2015 Moon City Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in June 2017. His work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Redivider, The Boiler, Columbia Poetry Review, and others. He holds an MFA from Texas State University where he served as managing editor for Front Porch Journal. Currently, he is PhD student at Oklahoma State University and an associate editor for the Cimarron Review.
Lauren Brazeal teaches in Dallas, where she practices her terrible Spanish and often wears cowboy boots. She is the author of two chapbooks, Zoo for Well-Groomed Eaters (Dancing Girl Press, 2016), and Exuviae (Horse Less Press, 2016). Her first full-length collection, Gutter, will be published by Yes Yes Books in 2018. In her past, she’s been a homeless gutter-punk, a resident of Ecuador’s Amazon jungle, a maid, a surfer chick, and a custom aquarium designer. A graduate of Bennington College’s MFA program in writing, her work has appeared in journals like Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse Online, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Verse Daily.
Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Predatory, winner of the 2010 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and runner up for the 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award, and Energy Corridor, both published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery, published by Ricochet Editions. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, Subtropics, and elsewhere.
Nadia Wolnisty is a poet, memoirist, flash-fiction author, and creative non-fiction writer. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in Mad Swirl, Do Not Go Gentle, University Scholar, Apogee, La Alarma, Essay Daily, Haggard and Halloo, and My Favorite Bullet. Her poetry and artwork was featured in a zine machine (www.WhiteRockZineMachine.com), an Art Uprising print anthology Desolate Country, and is runner-up for the 2017 Emily Stauffer Prize. Her debut chapbook, Manual is available from Cringe Worthy Poetry Collective. Her illustrations for James Barrett Rodehaver’s chapbook time travel for daydreamers is forthcoming, also from Cringe Worthy Poetry. She can be found performing around Dallas with Mad Swirl, Common Company, Pandora’s Box, Bonehouse, and Poets on X+.
Who: Cottonmouth, Texas and the History of Popular Music in Dallas
Special Guests: Cameron Ray and Bayleigh Cheek.
What: Echoes and Reverberations: An Evening of Storytelling and Songwriters
Where: The Kessler Theater, 8 pm
When: Friday, April 7
Tickets: $15 Prekindle
Writer and spoken word artist Jeffrey Liles (aka Cottonmouth, Texas) has been a part of the Dallas music community for over thirty years, as a musician, DJ, critic, promoter, and currently the artistic director at The Kessler Theater. On this particular evening he will attempt to tell the story of how popular music has defined the culture of the city, from the early days of historic venues like the Sportatorium, Longhorn Ballroom and Bronco Bowl, to the emergence of the punk rock scene at the Hot Klub and DJ’s, to the reclamation of the Deep Ellum neighborhood, and finally to where we are now. It promises to be as much a historical revelation as it is a storytelling adventure. Two younger emerging Texas songwriters will perform short sets beforehand–Special Guests: Cameron Ray and Bayleigh Cheek.
What: African Diaspora: New Dialogues
Who: Tyehimba Jess
Hosted by: Author Sanderia Faye
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center, 7:30 PM, April 6
Special Guests, courtesy of Dallas Poetry Slam: Javon Rustin and Don Juan
Admission is Free and Open to the Public!
TYEHIMBA JESS: Before reading his impressive bio, we want you to also know that we’ve seen Tyehimba in action and highly recommend his appearance as an entertaining as well as educational experience.
Bio: Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDxNashville Conference. Olio, his second collection, is forthcoming from Wave Books in April 2016. Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island. Jess’ fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies such as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Beyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Power Lines: Ten Years of Poetry from Chicago’s Guild Complex, Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry. His poetry has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, Brilliant Corners, Ploughshares, Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora, Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas, Mosaic, American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Nashville Review and 580 Split.
Sanderia Faye is an award winning writer, born and raised in Gould, Arkansas. She is the author of Mourner’s Bench (University of Arkansas Press, September 2015). Her work has appeared in various literary journals and in Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, edited by historians Dr. Jennifer Wallach and Dr. John Kirk. Faye is co-founder and fellow at Kimbilio Center for Fiction. She moderated a 2015 AWP panel and the grassroots panel for the Arkansas Civil Rights Symposium during the Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary. She is a recipient of awards, residencies, and fellowships from Hurston/Wright Writers Conference, Eckerd College’s Writers in Paradise Conference, Callaloo Writers Workshop, Vermont, Writers Studio, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, and Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency. Faye is also a PhD student in English at North Texas University. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was an instructor for The United States Navy-Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE).
ABOUT SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER
The South Dallas Cultural Center is a community center with a wide variety of programs inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora. The SDCC seeks to educate and inspire through the visual, media, literary and performing arts. SDCC has presented some of the most dynamic visual and performing arts in Dallas. Harold Steward is the Manager of SDCC after retirement of Vickie Meek, whose decades of service to promote art and racial equity have profoundly influenced the cultural life of Dallas and the development of a whole new generation of African American artists SDCC hosts plays, readings, children and youth educational outreach, gallery exhibitions and musical performance year round. The South Dallas Cultural Center is located at 3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210. For more info on SDCC, please contact (214) 939-2787.
Sponsored by South Dallas Cultural Center, with partial support from Richland College.
In conjunction with African Diaspora: New Dialogues, Jess will also appear:
Where: Richland Literary Festival, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd, 75243
When: April 6, 11 AM – 12:20 PM
Hosted by: Dr. Sobia Khan
34th Annual Literary Arts Festival, April 4-6, 2016
Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College Library
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
11:00 am– Sanderia Faye, author of Mourner’s Bench
12:30 pm– Joe Stanco Faculty Reading
Wednesday, April 5
11:15 am– Matt Lyle, playwright of The Boxer, Hello Human Female and Barbecue Apocalypse
12:20 pm– Student Readings
Thursday, April 6
11: 00 am– Tyehimba Jess, keynote presentation followed by a fruit and cheese reception. Jess is a nationally renowned poet, author of leadbelly and Olio
Admission: $5 or Buy a VIP Season Pass
WordSpace Members Free: RSVP appreciated
Wayne Henry is a poet determined to paint life through his pen. He was raised in Compton California, exposed to a melting pot of different cultures, which allows for him to have a broad canvas for his work. Wayne Henry is the passionate poet who pens each line to watch it come alive through poetry. He welcomes you to Wayne’s World!