November 2015:


Wednesday,11.4, 7 pm:
African American Women Film Directors
What: Salon, RSVP:

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

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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African Diaspora New Dialogues 2016

WordSpace and South Dallas Cultural Center present 1.28: Chris Abani, 3.3: Tim Seibles, 4.21: Dawn Lundy Martin. All Events at The South Dallas Cultural Center. More Soon!

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April 1 @ The Kessler: Karen Finley "The Jackie Look".

November 20: Dallas Poetry Slam - Verb Kulture

Dallas Poetry Slam Features, Hosted by GNO and RockBaby @ Heroes Lounge

11.4: African American Women Film Directors

SALON: Marilyn Clark, Janelle Ellis, and Shilyh Warren discuss and present film clips. Captioned photo: Jessie Maple Patton. first African-American woman to be admitted into the International Photographers of Motion Picture & Television union in 1974.


November 18: Pegasus Reading Series

Featuring Griselda Castillo, Will Richey, Darryl Ratcliff & More @ Kettle Arts Gallery, Hosted by Courtney Marie & Sebastian Paramor


November 14: ARTSPEAK- Joey Da'rrell Cloudy

"There Goes The Neighborhood", 5 pm @ MFA Gallery, 409A Tyler St., 75208

November 17: Half Price Books hosts Eileen Myles

Touring New Book Signing Event, 4-6 pm--SEE YOU THERE!

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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