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2017

March

3.15: Opening Day!
What: Women of the World Poetry Slam
Where: Latino Cultural Center
Hosted by: Candy 
and WordSpace
Admission: $10, WordSpace Members $5
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3.17: Semi Finals
What: Women of the World Poetry Slam
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St
Hosted by: Candy and WordSpace
Admission: $10, WordSpace Members $5

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3.18: Workshops: WOWPS 2017
Where: Dallas Public Library, noon-4
Hosted by: Candy and WordSpace

Click Here for Workshop Schedule and all WOWPS Events
Final Competition at The Majestic, 8 pm
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Photo: Gary N. Audirsch and Dallas Observer 3.18: PAUL QUIGG
What: ArtSpeak
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 A North Tyler St.
Hosted by: Steve Cruz


In conjunction with Quigg’s “Flotsam and Jetsam” Opening
Photo: Courtesy of Gary N. Audirsch and Dallas Observer
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What: Other People’s Poetry (OPP): Adrienne Rich
When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:00 pm
Where: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce,  75226
Curated by: Joe Milazzo

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3.29: CLAY, RANDALL, SODEN, HUGHES
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie

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February

2.2: Nicole Dennis Benn
What: African Diaspora – New Dialogues
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S Fitzhugh Avenue
Hosted by: Sanderia Faye
A South Dallas Cultural Center and WordSpace Series
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2.17: Melania-Luiza
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
Where: Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville
Hosted by: Candy
A Dallas Poetry Slam and WordSpace Series
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2.18: Lyn Lyric
What: Poet’s Tribute to Nina Simone
Where: Margo Jones Theatre, Fair Park
Hosted by: Brenda Randall
Admission: $15, WordSpace Members $10

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2.22: Sara Henning, Fowzia Karimi, Robin Turner, & Colin Winnette
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie


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January

1.12: Johnathan Woods
What: First Hearings
Where: The Wild Detectives
Hosted by: Dee Mitchell

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1.19: Greg Brownderville
What: A WordSpace Salon
Where: Private Residence
Hosted by: Sanderia Faye

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1.20: Lady B Smooth
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
Where: Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville
Hosted by: Candy

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1.26: Book Club Discussion
What: Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here Comes the Sun
Where: Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce
Facilitated by: Sanderia Faye

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2016 

December 2016

12.8: Christopher Carmona
What: First Hearings
Where: Wild Detectives
Hosted by: Dee Mitchell
Q/A: Karen Minzer
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11.7: Bernhard, Briseo, Faye, Lemon
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Where: Kettle Art Gallery
Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie host.
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11.18: Imani Cezanne
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: SlamMaster Candy
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12.17: Andy Don Emmons and Mark Martinek
What: ArtSpeak
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409 N. Tyler St.
Exhibition opening: Leah Hairston “Teasarama”

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November

11.5: The Stoners!
What: ArtSpeak
Where: Mighty Fine Arts
A Tom Battles Project performs at Matt Bagley’s exhibition opening.
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11.7: Brownderville, Dubrow, Terazawa
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Where: Kettle Art Gallery
Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie host.
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11.9: Darin Bradley with Merritt Tierce
What: First Hearings
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th
Hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
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11.13, 6-7:30 pm
Where: RSVP for Location: WordSpace@WordSpace.Us
Who: Christian Taylor, Laney Yarber, Candy
What: Table Reading:
The Numerology of Money by Dick Zinnendorf.
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11.16: Oral Fixation
What: Best of Season Five
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
Created and Directed by Nicole Stewart Schlesinger
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11.17: Heimberg Salon on Merwin
What: Members Salon
Where: RSVP for Location
WordSpace Veteran presents a close reading and talk on W. S. Merwin.
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11.18: Ebony Stewart
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: SlamMaster Candy
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October

Marie DeNoon, Reverie Evolving, Darius Ajai Frasure, Carlos Salas
10.3: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosts: The fab Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
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Voted “Best Poetry Night” by Dallas Observer 
10.6: Dr. Michael Farmer
What: Poetry of the An Lushan Rebellion
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Dallas Institute2719 Routh
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10.12: Carol J. Adams w/ Pamela Nelson
What: First Hearings
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 7th St, Bishop Arts
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell. Read More.

10.21: Queen Sheba
What: Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes, Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: Candy
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10.23: Savage Impression 2
What: WordSpace Underground Fest
When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Kessler Theater Backyard
Hosted by: Steve Cruz  Read More.

September

9.8: Willard Spiegleman: A Reading and Conversation with Greg Brownderville
What: First Hearings
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 7th St, Bishop Arts
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell. Read More.

9.9: Lee Escobeda, Patrick Patterson Carrol, Michael A. Morris, Fidel NJ
What: Urban Fantasies Festival
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 7th St, Bishop Arts
Hosted by: Randall Garrett. Read More.

9.16: Porshe O
What: Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes, Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: Candy
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 OralFixation_OutFromUnderTheRug_OF-rotator_620x285 9.21: Oral Fixation
What: “Out From Under the Rug: True Tales About Abortion”
When: 8 pm
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
Created and Directed by Nicole Stewart Schlesinger
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August

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8.6: Inferno Texino (Andy Don Emmons, Clay Stinnet, Jason Cohen, Brad Wthrd, Mark Martinek
What: ArtSpeak
When: 8:30 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A North Tyler Street
Hosted by: Steve Cruz. Exhibition opening of Brett Ardoin.  Read More.

Patty Duke in Valley of the Dolls, 1967.

8.25: WordSpace Season Launch Party
What: Valley of the Dolls 50th Theme 
When: Party @ 7 pm, Movie @ 8:30 pm
Where: Behind the Screen @ Texas Theater
Hosted by: Valley of the WordSpace crew
“Neeley O’Hara” cocktails created by Dallas artist, Brian Scott,2017 Headliner advance purchase tickets available for Members  Read More.

July

7.10: Jennifer Whalen, Darryl Ratcliff, Courtney Marie, Christopher Hughes, Fatima Hirsi, Edyka Chilomé.
What: Looped
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 7th St, Bishop Arts
Hosted by: Leah Tieger. Read More.

Lit Hop Poster 2 7.30: Deep Ellum Lit Hop
What: 5 Venues, many beer labels
When: 6:00 pm – Read More
Where: Drugstore Cowboy, Kettle Arts, Deep Vellum Books, The Armory, Wit’s End.
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie


Meet SUZA KANON: WS 2016 Summer Intern
Suza’s poetry was first anthologized in 2001 and her 2003 vinyl releases earned her an ASCAP membership. She has performed as a featured reader at Mad Swirl and participates regularly in other Dallas lit and arts scenes. Suza attends UTD and has worked professionally in grant consultation since 2005.

June

Renée Rossi 6.2: Renee Rossi and Jeff Davis
What: First Hearings
When: 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 7th St, Bishop Arts
Hosted by: Charles Dee Michell
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Children’s Theater Workshop
Week I Ages 5-10, Week II Ages 10-14
When: June 6-9 and June13-17th: 11-12:15
Where: Hampton Illinois Branch of Dallas Public Library — Free! Call 214-670-7646 to register.  
Instructor: Maggie Smith –
This is a great opportunity for young children to get an introduction to the world of improvisation and acting.
13323745_10208810002742601_1472994368499410953_o 6.18: Chris Merlick and The Duchampaphone
What: ArtSpeak
When: 8:30 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler St.
Hosted by Steve Cruz in conjunction with exhibition opening of Monique Jannette

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Tatiana Ryckman 6.22: Huynh, Redmond, Ryckman, moth face
What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 7 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney
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May

5.10: Oral Fixation
What: “Icing on the Cake”
When: 8 pm
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
Created and Directed by Nicole Stewart Schlesinger
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Melissa Ginsburg

4.12 Melissa Ginsburg
with Merritt Tierce
What: First Hearings
When: 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 8th and Bishop
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Melissa Ginsburg is joined by Merritt Tierce for reading and discussion of her new book.
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5.19: Three Literary Short Films
           By Richard Bailey
When: 7:30 pm
Where: The Margo Jones Theater in Fair Park

Tropic Pictures Filmmaker Richard Bailey presents film and Q/A. Read More.

5.20: Obbie West
What: Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes, Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: Rock Baby, GNO and Candy
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5.21 Sweetloaf @ Art Speedbump Tour
What: ArtSpeak Underground
When: 2 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler St.
 
Performance art in conjunction with the Oak Cliff Speed Bump Tour of artists’  studios in the vibrantly happening 75208. Featuring a close encounter of the 1st kind with artists such as Chuck and George (The Brians), Ray-Mel Cornelius, Loretta Gonzales, Rosie Lindsey, Steve Cruz and many more. Here’s the Skinny and map of where/who.
5.25: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosts: The fab Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
 
Voted “Best Poetry Night” by Dallas Observer  Read More. 

April

4.1: Karen Finley
What: The Jackie Look
When: 8:30 pm
Where: The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St.
Tickets: $25

Performance Karen Finley comes to WordSpace. Read More. 
4.13: Oral Fixation
What: “Pulling Teeth”
When: 8 pm
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
Created and Directed by Nicole Stewart Schlesinger
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4.14: Members Salon
Who: Heimberg and Huffaker on Ted Kooser
When: 7 pm
Where: RSVP, wordspace@wordspace.us
 
Classic WordSpace Salon. Read More.
4.15: ICON
What: Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes, Greenville Ave.
Hosted by: Rock Baby, GNO and Candy
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4.21: Dawn Lundy Martin
What: African Diaspora: New Dialogues
When: 7:30 pm
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh
 
WordSpace is honored to partner with South Dallas Cultural Center to bring award winning writers of the African Diaspora. Dawn Lundy Martin is le bombe, bebe:  Read More.

 

4.27: Edwards, Leverone, Rock
What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosts: The fab Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
 
Voted “Best Poetry Night” by Dallas Observer  Read More. 
4.30: The Sutcliffes
What: ArtSpeak
When: 8:30 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler St.
 
Performance art in conjunction with Clay Stinnett’s exhibition opening. Read More. 

MARCH

3.3: Tim Seibles
What: African Diaspora: New Dialogues
When: 7:30 pm
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center

Tim Seibles’s many poetry awards include a NEA fellowship and finalist for 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. He studied at SMU and moved way on, but we still claim him.  Read More

Friday, March 18 @ The Kessler Theater

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Decadent Dub Team

3.18: Amir Safi
What: Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 9 pm
Where: Heroes 
Hosted by: Rock Baby, Candy, and GNO
 
3.23: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 7 pm
Where: Kettle Art Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosted by: Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
 
Voted “Best Poetry Night” by Dallas Observer. Read More
3.24: Miroslav Penkov
What: First Hearings
When: 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell
Don’t miss the release party for Miroslav Penkov’s first novel, “Storck Mountain”. Read More.
Thursday,1.14, 7 pm: First Hearings
David Searcy: “Shame and Wonder” (Random House)
Q/A: Ben E. Fountain
Hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
Where: The Wild Detectives

David Searcy has been a friend and supporter of WordSpace since its inception in 1994. He is the author of two novels, and over the past few years his essays have begun to appear in The Paris Review, Esquire, and Read More.
Friday, 1.15, 7 pm: D.E.E.P.
What: WordSpace @ Dallas Poetry Slam
Where: Heroes, 7502 Greenville Avenue, 75231
Hosted by: GNO, Candy, and RockBaby

2015 Houston Poet Laureate Finalist, D.E.E.P. has established herself as a notable nationally-known poet and author. Read More.
1.23 : They Say The Wind Made Them Crazy
What: ArtSpeak
WhereMighty Fine Arts, 509A N. Tyler St.
When: 9 pm

Hosted by: Steve Cruz    

Gregg Prickett and Sarah Ruth Alexander perform in conjunction with Exhibition Opening. Read More. 
1.27: Yu, Levine, Morton & Kent Evans
What: Pegasus Reading Series

When: 7 pm
Where: Kettle Art Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosted by: Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
 
Voted “Best Poetry Night” by Dallas ObserverRead More
1.28: Chris Abani
What: African Diaspora: New Dialogues
When: 7:30 pm
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center
Q/A with Vicki Meek, Artist/Manager, SDCC
Chris Abani was born in Nigeria and is a multi-award winning big star writer. This series is made possible by fiscal partnership with South Dallas Cultural Center. Read More
Sunday,1.31, 2-5 pm
What: WordSpace @ Chalet Dallas
Where: The Nasher Sculpture Center
Who: Tamitha Curiel, Courtney Marie, and Lauren Belmore, hosted by Leah Tieger and Sebastian Paramo
Museum Admission Charged

WordSpace presents a reprise of “Inverse/Looped” as poetic interface with Piero Golia’s “Chalet Dallas”. Read More

2015

Thursday,12/3, 7 pm:
Heimberg: “H is for Hawk”
What: Salon, RSVP: wordspace@wordspace.us

Martha Heimberg, writer/critic serves up an entertaining evening focusing on Helen McDonald’s nature writing.  Read More. 
12.10, 7 pm: David Langlais
What: First Hearings
Where: The Wild Detectives
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Duck Thief and Other Stories is a stunning collection by a fine new voice in Southern literature.  Read More.
12.12: Clancy Manuel (w/Laney Yarber)
What: ArtSpeak
WhereMighty Fine Arts, 509A N. Tyler St.
When: 8 pm

Hosted by: Steve Cruz    

Performance in conjunction with Chaitra Lineham’s Exhibition Opening. Read More. 
12.16: Alex Lemon, Kim Garza, Lily Taylor, Jenny Yang-Cropp
What: Pegasus Reading Series

When: 7 pm
Where: Kettle Art Gallery, Deep Ellum
Hosted by: Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
 
What: Best of Texas poets and songwriters at Kettle Art Gallery. Read More
12.18: MasterPiece
What: WordSpace @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7502 Greenville Avenue., 75231
Hosted by: GNO, Candy, and RockBaby
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Submit Your Story to Oral Fixation Now!
Submission Deadline: January 1, 5 pm.
Casting Announced: Monday, January 4th @ 6pm
Mandatory Rehearsal: Saturday, January 30th, 12-4pm

Created and Directed by: Nicole Stewart Schlesinger

Stories about young love, best friends, criminal behavior, partying, bad influence, twosome dynamics, siblings, spouses, twins, adventure stories, road trip shenanigans, spring breakSubmit Now!

November 2015

Wednesday,11.4, 7 pm:
African American Women Film Directors
What: Salon, RSVP: wordspace@wordspace.us

Marilyn Clark, Janelle Ellis and Shilyh Warren team up to discuss African American women film directors. Shylah will show rare film clips of Zora Neale Hurston. Read More. 

 

Joel Cloudy 11.14, 5 pm: Joey Da’rrell Cloudy
What: ArtSpeak
Where: MFA Gallery, 409A North Tyler St., 75208
Hosted by: Karen X  Minzer

In conjunction with exhibition opening. Read More.

 

Photo Eileen Lewis 11.17: Half Price Books hosts Eileen Myles
What: New Book Signing
When: 7-9 pm
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 Northwest Hwy.
 
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11.18: Griselda Castillo, Will Richey, Daryl Ratcliff
What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: 8 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main Street
Hosted by: Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo
Winner! Dallas Observer Readers Choice Award for Best Poetry Night.
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11.20: Verb Kulture
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When: 8 pm
Where: Heroes Lounge, 7502 Greenville Ave., 75231
Hosted by: Rock Baby and GNO    

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Oral Fixation_Submit 11.25: Oral Fixation: “Too Many Cooks”
When: 8 pm
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
Created and Directed by: Nicole Stewart Schlesinger    

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October 2015:



October 1: Sanderia Faye
What: Book Launch: Mourner’s Bench

W
hen: Thursday, 7 pm

Where: Hosted by Karen X Minzer @ a special Private Residence
RSVP for location: WordSpace@WordSpace.Us
WordSpace is honored to be first to present the debut novel of Sanderia Faye in Dallas. Read More


October 3: InVerse Looped: Leigh Teiger, Kyle Vaughn, Tamitha Curiel, Courtney Marie, Lauren Belmore, Fatima-Ayan, Malika Hirsi, Zach Vande Zande, Sebastian Paramo 
WhenSaturday,  8 pm

Recorded loops of prose and poetry readings in different rooms, hallways, and headphones, all paired with visual installations by each writer. Read More.

 
 Colinprofile%20Dec%202014%20(49%20of%2057) October 14: Sarah Gerard and Colin Winnette
What: New Hearings, hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
When
: Wednesday, 7 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 8th St. (Oak Cliff)WordSpace is honored to present  new book releases:
“Binary Star” and “Haints Stay”.  Read More 
 zachdodson October 21: Zach Dodson
What: First Hearings, hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
When: Monday,  7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 8th Street

New book release: “Bats of the Republic”. Read More.
 In The Doghouse October 21: Oral Fixation: “In The Doghouse”
When: Tuesday,  8 pm
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.
Tickets: PreKindle.com

“In The Doghouse” will feature another great evening of great storytelling: This month tales of  trouble in the “house”! Read More. Submission Deadline for next show,”Too Many Cooks”: October 26. 
Submit!
 mourners_bench-223x300 October 22Greg Brownderville and Sanderia Fay
What: 
New Hearings, hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
When: Thursday, 7 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 8th St. (Oak Cliff)Read More.
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October 23: Rachel McKibbens
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When: Friday, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., 75231
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Poet, Activist, Essayist, Educator, Women of the World Champion. Read More. October 24: Yells at Eels with Dennis Gonzalez
What: ArtSpeak
When: Saturday, 8 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A, North Tyler St.
  Jazz Icon/poet Dennis Gonzalez creates pop-up one day art show of his visual work and features his jazz band Yells at Eels. Read More.

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October 28: Joe Milazzo, Jill Talbot, Kathleen Winter
What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: Wednesday, 8 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main Street
Hosted by: Courtney Marie and Sebastian Paramo    Winner! Dallas Observer Readers Choice Award for Best Poetry Night.
Read More on the great talent in this series.

SEPTEMBER 2015

Oral Fixation - Nicole Schlesinger
Oral Fixation: “Push The Envelope”
When
: Wednesday, September 16, 8 pm 
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.
Tickets: PreKindle.com

Dallas’ ever-buzzier live storytelling series for adults, hits the big leagues with its 5th Season at the stunning City Performance Hall in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The season opener, “Push the Envelope”, is a metaphor for the unconventional series itself. Read More

Amber Tamblin and Derrick Brown Who: Amber Tamblyn & Derrick Brown
What: WordSpace Season Kick Off Party

W
hen: Thursday, September 17, 6 pm-11 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St. (Oak Cliff)
Hosted by: WordSpace and Friends

What Else: It’s North Texas Giving Day! Consider putting WordSpace on your donation dancecard and don’t miss the fabulous Amber Tamblyn. Read More.
  Who: Rudi Francisco
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature

W
hen: Friday, September 18 , 8 pm

Where:  Heroes Lounge
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Rudy Francisco is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, the 2010 San Diego Grand Slam Champion, the 2010 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion and the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. Read More
Who: Richard Bailey, R. Flowers Rivera
What: Pegasus Series
When
: September 23, 8 pm 

Where: Kettle Arts Gallery
Hosted by: Courtney Marie
Best of North Texas writing followed by open mic music. Read More. 
 TheGrid - Cover Who: Harry Hunsicker
What: New Hearings
When
: September 24, 8 pm

WhereThe Wild Detectives, 314 8th St. (Oak Cliff)
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell
WordSpace is honored to present Harry Hunsicker’s new book release: The Grid.  Read More 
Savages ArtSpeak: Dirty Printmakers and Art Pirates
What: MFA Gallery Tyler St. Festival

W
hen: Saturday, September 26, noon-9 pm

Where:  MFA Gallery Art Alley, 409 W. Tyler St.
Hosted by: Steve Cruz

Are You Ready! This promises to be the ultimate underground arts festival you cannot afford to miss. Read More.

WordSpace: July

paradise_sky What: First Hearings with Joe R. Lansdale
When
Thursday, July 2, 7:30 pm
WhereThe Wild Detectives, 
314 West 8th Street, Dallas 75208
Hosted by: 
Charles Dee Mitchell
More Info: 
Contact WordSpace@WordSpace.Us, 214-838-3554
This new novel, Paradise Sky, is a sprawling Western that offers a highly fictionalized life of Nat Love, the African American cowboy who became famous as the dime-novel hero, Deadwood Dick. The action moves from Texas to Arizona, up to South Dakota, and back to Arkansas. Read More.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWho: ArtSpeak: Moni Bell and Mad Mother Gobblin
When: 
Saturday, July 18, 9 pm
Where: 
Mighty Fine Arts, 409A N. Tyler in Historic North Oak Cliff 75208
Hosted by: 
Steve Cruz


The work of Moni Bell traces some dark paths through sharks, uncertainty, impending chaos and more sharks. Her world is full of jagged sharp edges but rendered in exuberant colors and patterns and humor mitigating the darkness and keeping it at bay. Read More

WordSpace: June

kay-ryan-448Who: Martha Heimberg
What: Salon: Fan View–Kay Ryan

W
hen: Thursday, June 4, 7 pm

Where:  Private Residence, RSVP for Location, WordSpace@WordSpace.Us

Martha Heimberg, presenter,  has been writing about theater, the arts and historic preservation for over 30 years for numerous Texas newspapers and magazines, including Dallas Weekly, D Magazineand Texas Monthly. She currently writes a weekly theater column for Turtle Creek News. She has won awards from the Dallas Press Club and the Texas Historic Commission, and is a founding member of the Dallas Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum. She coordinates DART’sPoetry in Motion program, and has served many years on the WordSpace board. Her degrees in English and comparative literature are from Southern Methodist University. She is associate professor of English at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. Read about Kay Ryan.

 
Who: Mark Allen Jenkins, Les Kay, Megan Peak, & Caitlin Pryor
What:
 Pegasus Reading Series

Hosted by: 
Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Wednesday, June 24, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.
WordSpace is presents the best of North Texas writers at Kettle Arts through our Pegasus Reading Series. Read More…

WordSpace: May


  Who: Anne Waldman in Concert
With: Music by Ambrose Bye
When
: May 8, 8 pm
Where: The MAC
Tickets: PreKindle.com
WordSpace is honored to present this legend of letters and performance poetry in concert. A Master Class will be offered Saturday as well. Read More…

Who: Tova Charles and Sai Sandler
What: 
WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
W
hen: Friday, May 15 , 8 pm

Where:  Heroes Bar and Grill, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Admission: $5, WordSpace Members Free
 Read More.

ruizcamacho_colorWho: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
What:
1st Hearings

W
hen: Friday, May 20 , 8 pm

Where:  The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St. 
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho reads from his new book, Barefoot Dogs,
linked short stories that follow the members of an elite Mexico City family who leave the country after the kidnapping and murder of their patriarch. Read More…

 
Who: Cloward, Hardwick, Molberg & Tierce
What:
 Pegasus Reading Series

Hosted by: 
Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.
WordSpace presents the best of North Texas at Kettle Arts through our Pegasus Reading Series. Read More…

 

WordSpace: June

kay-ryan-448Who: Martha Heimberg
What: Salon: Fan View–Kay Ryan

W
hen: Thursday, June 4, 7 pm

Where:  Private Residence, RSVP for Location, WordSpace@WordSpace.Us

Martha Heimberg, presenter,  has been writing about theater, the arts and historic preservation for over 30 years for numerous Texas newspapers and magazines, including Dallas Weekly, D Magazineand Texas Monthly. She currently writes a weekly theater column for Turtle Creek News. She has won awards from the Dallas Press Club and the Texas Historic Commission, and is a founding member of the Dallas Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum. She coordinates DART’sPoetry in Motion program, and has served many years on the WordSpace board. Her degrees in English and comparative literature are from Southern Methodist University. She is associate professor of English at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. Read about Kay Ryan.

 
Who: Mark Allen Jenkins, Les Kay, Megan Peak, & Caitlin Pryor
What:
 Pegasus Reading Series

Hosted by: 
Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Wednesday, June 24, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.
WordSpace is presents the best of North Texas writers at Kettle Arts through our Pegasus Reading Series. Read More…

 

 WordSpace Everywhere: APRIL


 
Who: Booker T. & SMU
What: Deep Ellum Arts Festival
When
: April 4, 6-8 pm
Where: Spoken Word Stage, 2800 Main Street
WordSpace presents students from both Booker T and SMU on the Spoken Word stage for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival! 

Who: Gemini
What: 
WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
W
hen: Friday, April 17, 8 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 814 West Eighth Street
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Admission: $5, WordSpace Members Free
Richelle Scott known as Gemini was 18 when she realized this was her passion. In 2010 she took an interest in slam and placed 3rd at the Southwest Shootout Regional Slam. Read More.
Who: Chris Merlick
What: ArtSpeak @Mighty Fine Arts
When: Saturday, April 18, 9 pm

Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A North Tyler Street (Oak Cliff)
WordSpace is honored to partner with Mighty Fine Arts to present poetics and performance art in conjunction with Glenn Downing’s exhibition opening. Read More…
What: Vievee Francis at SDCC
When: Thursday, April 23, 7:30 pm, 

Where: South Dallas Cultural Center
Admission: $10, WordSpace Members Free
Vievee Francis is the author of Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which won the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for a second collection, and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006). Her third book, Forest Primeval, is slated for release in 2015. Read more… 
Who: Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts–Last Call!
Where: Earth Day at Fair Park!
When: April 25, 12-5 pm
Sebastian Paramo and Scott Davison present a look at the future Dallas art stars.
 
Who: Nate Logan, Kyle Vaughn, Opalina Salas, Kara Synhorst
What:
 Pegasus Reading Series

Hosted by: 
Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Wednesday, April 29, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.
WordSpace is proud to be partnering with Kettle Arts to bring you live literature in Dallas through our Pegasus Reading Series, curated and hosted by Sebastian H Paramo and Robert Torres. This month we showcase the work of Nate Logan, Kyle Vaughn, and TBA. Read More…
 

WordSpace Everywhere: March


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Who: Reivan Alexandria plus Mercury Rocket
What: 
ArtSpeak
When: March 7, 9 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 409A Tyler Street

 

WordSpace recommences the infamous “ArtSpeak” series at MFA Gallery with spoken word at exhibition opening of Preston Bradley. Read More.


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Who: Kelly Luce
What: 
First Hearings
When: March 12, 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 814 West Eighth Street
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell

 

Award winning writer, Kelly Luce,  reads and signs her new book. Her many fellowships include the Kerouac Project. Read More...

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Who: John Slate
What
: Members Salon
When: Thursday, March 19, 7 pm
Where: Private Residence- RSVP Required
WordSpace@WordSpace.Us, 214-838-3554
John Slate is archivist for City of Dallas, author of “Lost Austin” and cult cameo star of “Slacker”. Read More…
DPS_2012_Grand_Slam_Flyer_Side_1 Who: Danielle Inez
What: 
WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, March 20, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Admission: $5, WordSpace Members FreeAt the age of 12, she wrote her first poem “The Cloudless Sky”. This poem reminded her that her dreams were only as significant as she made them
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Who: Gene Barry
What: Writers On the Road Project
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St.
When: Saturday, March 21, 8 pm
Hosted by: Karen Minzer

 

Gene Barry is founder of the Blackwater Poetry group that meets weekly in The Spinning Wheel in Castletownroche County Cork, Ireland and administers the world famous Blackwater Poetry Group on Facebook. He is also a publisher and runs the publishing house Rebel Poetry.
Read More…

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Who: George David Clark, Lisa Huffaker, Danielle Sellers
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by: Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: Thursday, March 26th, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.

Looks like this one’s a blockbuster, folks. Read More.

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What: The Wildcatter Exchange Festival
Where: In the Historic South Main Village, Fort Worth Texas
Festival Dates: March 27 and March 28
LaToya Watkins: March 28, 2 pm

 

WordSpace is honored to be a promotional partner of the 2015 Wildcatter Exchange Festival as well as sponsor of 2014 Pushcart Prize winner LaToya Watkins in a special appearance.Win-Win! Read More…

 

 

WordSpace Everywhere: February


 oversoul-wall-crop Who: Mitchell S. Jackson
When
: February 6, 7:30 pm
Where: South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 Fitzhugh
VIP Reception: 6:30-7:30, Refreshments provided by Buttons!
More Info: WordSpace@WordSpace.us.
Mitchell S. Jackson will read from his debut novel The Residue Years. 
Jackson is a 2014 Lannan Foundation Fellow and winner of the Ernest Gaines prize for fiction.
Read More.

ResidueYears Who: MASTER CLASS with Mitchell S. Jackson
W
hen: Saturday, February 7th, 3-4:30 pm
Where: Lucky Dog Books, 633 W. Davis St.
Fee: $40WordSpace is proud to offer a master class on fiction writing on Feb. 7th in conjunction with Mitchell’s Feb. 6 reading. To submit for consideration read more
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Who: Mary Helen Specht
What
First Hearings
When: Thursday, February 19, 7 pm
Where: The Wild Detectives, 14 West Eighth Street, 75208, in Bishop Arts District
Hosted by: Charles Dee Mitchell
Charles Dee Mitchell curates and hosts the series First Hearings. Meet authors. Hear them read. Buy their books. Get their autographs. (And the bar will be open for business.) Mary Helen Specht novel is Migratory Animals. Read more. 
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Who: Val B @ Dallas Poetry Slam
What: WordSpace Feature Series @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When
: Friday, February 20, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by: RockBaby and GNO
Admission: $5, WordSpace Members Free

My government name is Vallerie Birdow. I’m 26 years old. I was born in Fort Worth, raised in Cuney, Texas, and went to school k-12 in Palestine, Texas. Read More. 
 howe_leanne2_b Due to unforeseen circumstances LeAnne Howe will reschedule her Dallas appearance. Stay tuned for new date.WhatLeAnne Howe
Where: Salon in Private Residence
RSVP for East Dallas address: wordspace@wordspace.us, 214-838-3554
When: Sunday, February 22, 7 pm
Student Readers from Yavneh Academy: Denise Folz & Cassie Gross LeAnne Howe (born in 1951) is an American author and English Department Chair at University of Georgia. An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Howe’s work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. Her book Shell Shaker received the Before Columbus Foundation‘s American Book Award for 2002. Read More.
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Who: Greg Brownderville and Chelsea Wagenaar
What: Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by: 
Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Thursday, February 26th, 7 pm.
Where:  Kettle Arts, 2650-B Main St.Greg Brownderville is the author of Gust and teaches creative writing at SMU.
Chelsea Wagenaar’s first book of poems Mercy Spurs the Bone is the winner of the 2013 Phillip Levine Prize. Read More.

 WordSpace Everywhere: January


  Who: Christopher Michael
What: WordSpace 3rd Fridays @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, January 16, 8 pm

Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville
Hosted by: SlamMasters GNO and RockBaby
Along with multiple slam championships under his belt Christopher Michael is a regular host at Austin Poetry Slam, co-founder of Killeen Poetry Slam and Executive Director of They Speak Austin (www.theyspeakaustin.org). If all goes well Christopher Michael will make you think, cry and laugh. Hootie Hoooo…. Read More.
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Where: Centennial Hall, Fair Park
When: January 17, Saturday 8-11 pm
On behalf of WordSpace, Karen Minzer and Dee Mitchell will receive recognition as 2015 Dallas Observer MasterMinds! How cool is that? See Dallas Observer for more info on this mega-event featuring music, art, and more!Thank you, Dallas Observer!
 pegasusposterjanSMALL Who: Fatima Hirsi and Connor Stratman
What:
Pegasus Reading Series
Hosted by:
Robert Torres and Sebastian Paramo
When: 
Thursday, January 29, 7 pm.
Where
We’re proud to present to you our Pegasus Reading Series at The Reading Room this month! This month we showcase the work of Fatima Hirsi has performed at various venues and writes poetry in public spaces. Connor Stratman is a poet and literary critic from Dallas, Texas. His most recent chapbook is VOLCANO (Writing Knights Press, 2011)

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