Area Events & Open Mics
Below is a list of Dallas/FW area literary event/scenes which are not part of the WordSpace programs.
(If you would like to have your event added please email us.)
Oral Fixation: Next Show: 1.21 @ The Texas Theater. Oral Fixation is live storytelling series presented by Nicole Stewart. She solicits submissions from the general public by publishing her season of themes in advance along with suggestions as to potential takes on the theme. This season: Slippery Slope.
Black Pain / Black Power, A Series of Provocative Theater:
“Mississippi Goddamn” by Jonathan Norton — Opens Feb. 19
“The Burnin” by Crystal Channelle Truscott — Opens March 9
South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh
Theater Jones: Performing Arts News – Dance, Classical Music, Opera, Live Theater and Comedy.
UNT Visiting Writers Series: 2015 Features include: 2.11 Darin Bradley, 2.27 Aleksandar Hemon, 3.5 Aleksandar Hemon in conversation with Ben Fountain @ The Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture, 3.24 Angie Estes, 3.27 Michael Ondaatje, 4.2 Daney Hoey, Rilke Prize 4.15/16.
Deep Vellum Publishing: Check their website for upcoming programs in conjunction with their international roster of newly translated works. Here’s a press release for their latest acquisitions.
Pan-African Connection Bookstore: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, “Advancing Literature Skills Through African American Literature, the Arts and Artifacts”, PreK-Adult. Instructor: Lucy Brown Houston. Info: 214-228-7248, 828 Fourth Ave (across from Fair Park Music Hall.)
Mad Swirl Open Mic: 1st Wednesdays, Absinthe Lounge (in South Side on Lamar), 1409 South Lamar Street • Dallas, TX 75215. Hosted by Johnny Olson and Michael Clay.
Dallas Poets Community: 1st Fridays Open Mic 7-9 pm; 2nd &4th Wednesdays: Workshops, 7-9 p.m. All @ Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Hwy.,Dallas, TX 75231. Hosted by Melanie Pruitt and Alan Gann.
Art Love Magic: “Art & Coffee”, 1st Fridays at Buzzbrews Kitchen, 2801 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226. 7pm.
Verse and Rhythm, 4th Saturdays at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. 7pm. Hosted by Priscilla Rice, B. Randall, and Rafael Tamayo.
Natty Roots & Rhyme, 1st and 4th Wednesdays at Jamaica Gates, 1020 W Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76015. 9pm. $5. Hosted by Natasha Carrizosa
Inkwell Poetry Slam: Last Sundays at Music Factory, 3008 E Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76010. Slam Master: Chris Key
Dallas Poetry Slam: WS sponsors a monthly feature on third Fridays at DPS from September to May. They have weekly (on Friday) events as well at @ Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. 8pm. $5. Click on their website for more info. Slam Masters: Alexandra Marie and Rock Baby
Pandora’s Box: Eclectic! Third Mondays in The Margo Jones at Fair Park. 8 pm. Christopher Soden and Paul Konieki are among the directors of this scene. Not an open mic. Click on the FB page to see the latest.
L’ T.O.M.B. (Last Thursday Open Mic at Bill’s), 1317 South Lamar, Dallas, TX. 972-207-3299. Hosted by Alex Pogosov and Bad Beatnik Poetry.
Works in Progress Salon: 4th Fridays at the Gideon Center, 3110 Main St., Frisco, TX. 7 -11 pm. For more information contact ManeLock Communications, or call 214-803-3920.
Fort Worth Poetry Slam: Tuesdays at Tribeca Lounge, 907 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX. 8pm. $3. Slam Master: Mike Guinn
Dallas Youth Poets, 1st/3rd Saturdays at Lucky Dog Books. Hosted by Joaquin Zihuatanejo.
Check out calendars at The Writer’s Garret, Lucky Dog Books, Half Price Books, South Dallas Cultural Center, The Wild Detectives. Southern Methodist University (Lit Fest is in March), Wildcatter Exchange (Fort Worth) have excellent reading series and presentations.
Please check the official site or links for updated times and programs. You might also check Facebook for the hosts or names associated with these events for more info.