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

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
: 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.
 mourners_bench-223x300 October 22Greg Brownderville and Sanderia Fay
New Hearings, hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell
When: Thursday, 7 pm

Where: The Wild Detectives, 314 8th St. (Oak Cliff)Read More.








October 23: Rachel McKibbens
What: Dallas Poetry Slam Feature
When: Friday, 8 pm
Where: Heroes 

Poet, Activist, Essayist, Educator, Women of the World Champion. Read More.  

October 24: Yells at Eels with Dennis Gonzales
What: ArtSpeak
When: Saturday, 8 pm
Where: Mighty Fine Arts, 419 N. Tyler
  Jazz Icon/poet Dennis Gonzales creates pop-up one day art show of his visual work and featuring his jazz band Yells at Eels. Read More.

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.


Welcome to WordSpace

Upcoming Events

Sanderia Faye

Sanderia Faye: "Mourning Bench"

10.1 RSVP for Mourning Bench Release Party, 10.22 @ The Wild Detectives with Greg Brownderville

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October 14: First Heariings

Sarah Gerard and Colin Winnette @ Wild Detectives, Hosted by Charles Dee Mitchell

Nicole Schlesinger

October 21: Oral Fixations with Nicole Schlesinger

"In The Doghouse" at Dallas Performance Hall - CLICK AND BUY TICKETS

October 23: Rachel McKibbens at Dallas Poetry Slam

October 24: Dennis Gonzales at Mighty Fine Arts

ArtSpeak: One Night Only - Exhibition and Yells at Eels Performance @ Mighty Fine Arts

Courtney Marie & Sebastian Paramo

October 28: Pegasus Reading Series @ Kettle Arts Gallery

Hosted by Courtney Marie & Sebastian Paramo, Featuring Joe Milazzo, Jill Talbot, Kathleen Winter

Savage Impressions

Did we mention Karen Finley is coming April 1? Get Ready. "The Jackie Look". Tickets not available till January.

People are Talking

From Artists, Educators, and Media: 

“I did my first public reading at a WordSpace event in 2002 and the thriving literary community centered around WordSpace has been an essential part of my development as a writer.”
Ben E. Fountain, National Book Critics Award Winner

“Since the WordSpace organization has relocated to Oak Cliff, the subsequent heightened interest in literature and creative writing here has proven to be both inspirational and enlightening. WordSpace’s presence here genuinely feels like a gift to the neighborhood.”
Jeff Liles, Artistic Director, Kessler Theater

“Thank you for such a fine time and soul cleansing experience in Dallas.”   Andrei Codrescu

“…in addition to its willingness to blur the lines between written word and other art forms, WordSpace has remained a source of support across a broad spectrum of local literary interests.”
Peter Simek, D Magazine

“The effect of WordSpace programs and the role they play in the positive development of young people is invaluable. These programs deserve your support.”
Scott Davison, Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts

WordSpace has presented programs with thousands of poets, prose writers, songwriters, playwrights, performance artists, storytellers and scholars across the broadest possible spectrum. Ongoing series include ArtSpeak, Pegasus, First Hearings, African Diaspora: New Dialogues, Salons, Next Generation, WordSpace at The Kessler, and Dallas Poetry Slam Features.

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