Half Price Books
Special Thanks! Half Price Books collaborates with and sponsors WordSpace at The Kessler Benefit Series. Past writers have included Andrei Codrescu, Amy Sedaris, Dan Savage. Upcoming events include Sandra Bernhard, Nikki Giovanni, John Waters. Half Price Books also provides meeting space and sponsorship for the Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series writing and performance workshops mentored by Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Alexandra Marie Thurston, as well as special author signings for OffWorld, Science Fiction Readers Club.
5803 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas Video Festival
Dallas Video Festival is a celebration of 25 years of showcasing great films, filmmakers, providing education, creating an environment that highlights the love of film and showcases Dallas’ interest and support of film.
Dallas Poetry Slam
WordSpace board members, the award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet, RockBaby and Alexandra Marie Thurston curate a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series ever 3rd Friday, a Youth Slam Series 1st Saturday at Half Price Books and appear every 3rd Saturday at Deep Ellum Market. More Dallas Poetry Slam: every 1st and 3rd Friday at Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.Doors open at 7, Sign in starts at 7:30. Co-Hosted by RockBaby and Alexandra Marie
Department of English, University of North Texas
Special Thanks to the creative writing chairs, David Holdeman, Corey Marks and distinguished faculty of UNT.
Southern Methodist University Department of English
for WordSpace Student Readings @ SMU Literary Festival
Hockaday School, Yavneh Academy, Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Greenhill School and Texans CAN Academy bring with them not only the enrichment of their dedicated teachers, but often the most innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations of writing in this promising preview of the future.
Special Thanks, Festival Chair David Haynes and Dallas writer instuctor Kyle Vaughn, Tim Cloward, Farid Matuk, Scott Davisson, Sanderia Smith, and Isabella Ides.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Special Thanks to DEOM Director, Brandon Castillo. Located on the corner of Elm St. and Malcom X Blvd, with over 40 vendors and live music, beginning at 8am in the morning.
WordSpace is proud to partner with Greenhill School and Farid Matuk in sharing our Members Salon selections with their classrooms. The Salons are held in private homes throughout the year. These events allow Wordspace supporters to meet local and national writers and artists in an intimate setting for conversation, readings and panel discussions.
The Kessler Theater
Built by Gene Autry in the 30s, destroyed by tornadoe in the 50s, The Kessler Theater was bought and resurrected by Edwin Cabiniss. Located at 1230 Davis in Historic Old Oak Cliff , this flagship club features an eclectic music lineup curated by Jeffrey Liles, gallery exhibits, Wordspace sponsored reading series and special events in a beautiful, ambient setting.
Mighty Fine Arts Gallery
Throughout the year, WordSpace collaborates with artist and MFA Gallery owner, Steve Cruz, to present readings in conjunction with art exhibits in the Tyler-Davis Arts District.
Mights Fine Arts is located at 419 North Tyler.
Northwood Literary Festival
WordSpace proudly co-sponsors this dynamic gathering of poets and fiction writers that takes place on the campus of Northwood University every fall. and is curated by WordSpace board member and Northwood University’s Assistant Professor of English Dr. Martha Heimberg.
Chocolate Secrets is the Oak Lawn/Highland Park delectably handmade chocolate eatery with great wine and the scene to be seen at for our yearly booksigning events during African-American History Month. 3926 Oak Lawn Avenue (214) 252-9801
Paperbacks Plus aka Lucky Dog Books
WordSpace is proud to recognize Paperbacks Plus among our original collaborators, friends and supporters. They’ve been enigmatic open doors to poets, artists, and musicians for over 30 years and host booksignings as well as weekly Children’s Story Times with Suzie Riddle.
Artistic Director, Cora Cordona and Teatro Dallas present yearly skits at WordSpace for the 2nd Saturday Tyler-Davis Arts District Festivals.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
7700 W. NW Highway
Dallas, TX 75225