Dallas Lit Hop 2018 Schedule of Events

AT THE HOP…

 

CALENDAR

UPTOWN
EVENT: FOUNDER’S DAY, A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT TRAMMELL
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM
VENUE: The Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture,  2719 Routh Street, 75201
HOSTS:  Dr.Larry Allums, Executive Director, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture; Charles Dee Mitchell, WordSpace Board President
Free
Poet Robert Trammell (1939 – 2006) founded WordSpace in 1994. Join Dallas writers Ben Fountain, David Searcy, Frederick Turner and others in a celebration of Robert’s poetry and his presence in the Dallas literary landscape.

DEEP ELLUM
EVENT: DALLAS LIT HOP KICK OFF PARTY
DATE: April 7, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
VENUE: Deep Ellum Art Co, 3200 Commerce Street, 75226
Free admission with cash bar and food trucks. (Food Trucks!)
Lit Hop really kicks into gear with this multi-media event featuring musical performers The Faded Deejays, Southern Outcasts, and Julissa Martinez. A new performance by the experimental theater group Dead White Zombies. Dance by Jessica Thomas, Spoken Word from Dancing Tongue, and a special guest appearance by MC 900 Ft Jesus and Decadent Dub Team.

BISHOP ARTS
EVENT: THE WRITERS’ LEAGUE OF TEXAS PRESENTS ONE PAGE SALON
DATE: Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM
VENUE: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th Street, 75208
EVENT SPONSOR: The Writer’s League of Texas
Free admission, free tacos and cash bar.
Join novelist and screenwriter Owen Egerton as he engages a group of Texas writers who read from and discuss a single page of a work in progress. The Statesman newspaper declared One Page Salon the Best Literary Series in Austin.     

DOWNTOWN
EVENT: WRITING AND BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP AT THE YOUNG MAKERS’ CLUB
DATE: Saturday, April 14 10:30 AM
VENUE: 5TH Floor, J. Erik Johnsson Central Public Library, 1515 Young Street, 75201
EVENT HOSTS: Max and Monica Bell
CO HOST: The Friends of the Dallas Public Library
Free
Patrick Oliver, educator and leader of the Speak Loudly program, leads participants aged five to eighteen in writing and bookmaking projects. This special program is part of the ongoing Dallas Young Makers Club.

EXPOSITION PARK
EVENT: LITERARY PUB CRAWL
DATE: APRIL 14, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
VENUES: Chi Gallery, Craft and Growler, Eight Bells, Las Almos Rotas, Sandaga – all in Expo Park, Across from Fair Park on Exposition and Parry
CO HOST: The Writers’ Garret
Readings and performances by ArtSpeak, Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Poets, Poets on X+, Verse and Rhythm, The WordSpacians

WHITE ROCK LAKE
EVENT: FILMMAKER SHOWCASE WITH PAUL BRYAN, PRESENTED BY RICHARD BAILEY
DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 PM reception, 8:00 PM film
VENUE: Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, 75218
CO HOST: The Dallas VideoFest
Free admission
Paul Bryan makes haunting and often hilarious films that explore the spiritual life. Host Richard Bailey calls Bryan’s new film, Cordyceps and Convictions,  “…a far-reaching, metaphysical trip”

NORTH DALLAS
EVENT: THE DALLAS POETRY SLAM
DATE: April 20, 8:00 PM
VENUE: Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville Ave, 75231
TICKETS: $10
WordSpace presents special guest performer Ashe, the Austin-based playwright, poet, and professional daydreamer.

DEEP ELLUM
EVENT: THE POETS PROM
DATE: April 21, 7:00 pm read carpet; 8:00 pm Let the prom begin
MUSIC: DJ MARK RIDLEN
VENUE: Common Desk, 2919 Commerce St, 75226
CO HOST: Theater Jones
Poets’ Prom —  a semiformal affair. Come mix and mingle with poets, writers, and friends. Music, verse, punch (spiked or plain), and fun activities. Dress to impress.

BISHOP ARTS
EVENT: HIDDEN SCRIBES, THE PODCAST LIVE
DATE: April 26, 7:30 PM
VENUE: The Wild Detectives, 314 West 8th St, 75208
HOST: Charles Dee Mitchell
CO HOST: Writing Workshops, Dallas
Free admission and cash bar
Dallas author and actor Mark Millien produces Hidden Scribes, a podcast where actors and musicians bring short stories to life. This live recording session features work by Ben Fountain, Jesus Galvan, and Aubrey Moraif.

LIT HOP HEADLINER
EVENT: WALTER MOSLEY, PRESENTED BY WORDSPACE AND THE SOUTH DALLAS CULTURAL CENTER
DATE:
April 29, 8:00 PM
VENUE: The Kessler Theater, 1230 West Davis St, 75208
TICKETS: General Admission, $35, available through Prekindle
Walter Mosley is a bestselling, prize-winning novelist and world-class raconteur. He will read from his new novel Down the River and Unto the Sea and have much to say about the world we find ourselves in now. This will be a great evening and a grand finale for a celebratory month of the Dallas literary scene.

 

Press Contact: Amber@culture-hype.come

Dallas Lit Hop is a four week, city-wide, interdisciplinary literary festival delivered to diverse Dallas neighborhoods during National Poetry Month. It is the 3rd consecutive Dallas Lit Hop and the 8th literary festival presented by WordSpace in its 24 year history.

Dallas Lit Hop will take place in conjunction with the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs’ annual Dallas Arts MonthIt will be the largest multi-event festival honoring Dallas as a literary destination ever produced in the city.

WordSpace will present visiting writers and publishers together with Dallas writers in traditional and bar crawl readings, performance art events, literary themed parties, youth performances and Headliner performance, partially sponsored by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts and South Dallas Cultural Center.

A full schedule of events for Dallas Arts Months can be found at www.dallasculture.org. 

 

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