Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Ex Libris @ Dallas Video Festival

WordSpace is honored to co-sponsor with the Dallas Video Fest a screening of Ex Libris, a film directed by Frederick Wiseman.

During his distinguished fifty-year career as a documentary filmmaker, Wiseman has produced in-depth and award-winning films on subjects ranging from the incarceration of the mentally ill (Titicut Follies, 1967), the Paris Opera Ballet (La Danse, 2009), and the his 2011 behind-the-scenes look at the most chic nude review in Paris at The Crazy Horse Saloon.

Ex Libris is a three-hour celebration of the New York Public Library that has won rave reviews at every showing. (It boasts that most elusive of honors, a 100% Ripe rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) New York Times critic Manhola Dargis writes, “He sweeps into atriums and down corridors, pauses in reading and meeting rooms, and lays bare this complex, glorious organism that is the democratic ideal incarnate.”

If you love books, if you love libraries, and if you love movies — do not miss this chance to see Wiseman’s masterpiece on the big screen.

Enjoy the preview here

When: October 7, 11 am
Where: Studio Movie Grill, 10110 Technology Drive, Dallas 75220

Frederick WisemanCredit: Erik Madigan Heck/Zipporah Films

Kelley Baker: The Angry Filmmaker

Who: Kelley Baker

What: First Hearings

When: October 23, 7:30 PM
Where: The Wild Detectives

Kelley Baker calls himself The Angry Filmmaker, although he seems like a nice enough guy.

Since 1982 he has produced thirteen short films and three features, using a DIY approach that he has promoted through countless seminars to aspiring filmmakers and two books:

The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part One: Making the Extreme No Budget Film (2009 – 2nd Edition coming in 2017)

The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide Part Two: Sound Conversations With (un)Sound People (2012)

For his WordSpace event Kelley reads and tells stories from his latest book Road Dog, a chronicle of seven years crisscrossing the U.S.A. with his chocolate lab in an endless quest to get his work shown and to spread the word that filmmaking can exist outside of not only Hollywood but just about any structure we usually associate with “the business.”

Come along for the ride.

This event is recommended for aspiring filmmakers (angry or not), fans of Labrador retrievers, and anyone who wants to hear more about teaching sound recording to the employees of a porn company, sharing rum shots at Hank Williams grave, or getting kicked out of the Prayer Tower at Oral Roberts University.


Wil Gibson @ Dallas Poetry Slam

Who: Wil Gibson
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When: October 20, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue, 75231

WIL GIBSON is a writer that has lived in a lot of places or passed through them at some point but has only called a few places home. He currently lives in Humboldt County, California, where the trees are big. He has had 4 collections of poetry published by kind people, had self produced 3 cds and 6 chapbooks, and has been included in a number of anthologies and lit mags, He was a founding member in Portland Maine, has been featured on Button Poetry, and has bee on 7 national poetry teams from coast to coast.

Dallas Poetry Slam Logo

WordSpace is honored to partner with Dallas Poetry Slam
to produce Feature Readers on 3rd Fridays of every month.




Saul Williams @ The Kessler

Who: Saul Williams
What: Headliners
When: October 19, 8 pm
Where: Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., 75208
Special Guest Appearance: Candy


WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam present


Saul Williams is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop and for his lead roles in the 1998 independent film Slam and the 2013 jukebox musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, featuring Tupac Shakur’s music.

He graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in acting and philosophy, then moved to New York City where he earned an MFA in acting from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts. While at New York University he became part of the New York café poetry scene. Williams has also lived in Brazil as an exchange student from 1988 to 1989.

In 1996, he won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe‘s Grand Slam Champion. The documentary film SlamNation follows Williams and the other members of the Nuyorican Poets Slam as they compete in the 1996 National Poetry Slam held in Portland, Oregon. The following year, Williams landed the lead role in the feature film Slam, which won the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D’Or.

As a songwriter and musician, Williams has performed with Nas, The Fugees, Christian Alvarez, Blackalicious, Erykah Badu, KRS-One, Zack De La Rocha, De La Soul. His first album was produced by Rick Rubin. In 2004, he released his self-titled album, then toured with Nine Inch Nails on their European tour in 2005. He appeared on the Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero, and toured with the group. Trent Reznor co-produce his next album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust.

Williams’ most recent album, MartyrLoserKing, was released on January 29, 2016.

Williams has been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Bomb Magazine,  and African Voices, as well as releasing four collections of poetry. As a poet and musician, Williams has toured and lectured across the world, appearing at many universities and colleges.


Special Guest Appearance: Candy

Sherrie Zantea (Candy) has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years.  Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team, and to date has been on 10 teams, the first woman to coach 4 and she is the current Slammaster/Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization

Candy is currently a teaching artist for Young DFW Writers, where she teaches curriculum based poetry techniques to students all over the country. In addition to her poetry slam experience, she has added to her resume 2017 Host City Coordinator of the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam Coordinator. She also maintains a ten-year partnership with WordSpace Non-Profit literary organization where she serves as Administrator and Facilitator of social media affairs. Candy has published a poetry/recipe book “Heirlooms”, a poetry CD “Candy Unplugged”, and continues to provide workshops all over the world.​





This event is presented by WordSpace and Dallas Poetry Slam, with partial funding from The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts.













All Events Calendar

October 2017
November 2017
Sign Up For our E-Mailout!