Programming Partners

Half Price Books
Half Price Books collaborates with and sponsors WordSpace at The Kessler Benefit Series, new book signings, and  meeting space for the Dallas Poetry Slam Youth Series and OffWorld, Science Fiction Readers Club.
5803 E. Northwest Highway

South Dallas Cultural Center
In promotional and programming partnership with South Dallas Cultural Center, WordSpace presents celebrated scholars and authors.

Dallas Video Association
Dallas Video Festival is a celebration of over 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. DVA also partners with WS to present film and video programs in conjunction with visiting artists.

Dallas Poetry Slam 
WordSpace curate a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series at Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave. , Youth Slam Series 1st Saturday at Half Price Books and appear at Deep Ellum Market.

Department of English, University of North Texas
Creative writing chairs, David Holdeman, Corey Marks and distinguished faculty of UNT are hosted yearly in Salon and Critics Circles.

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, 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.

Greenhill School
WS shares 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.

Yavneh Academy
WS shares our Members Salon selection with Yavneh Academy classrooms. Dr. Tim Cloward of Yavneh Academy co-curates the selections.

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
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.

Webb Gallery
Webb Gallery shares their exhibition presenters with WS Salons. Their gallery is located in Waxahachie, Texas. 972-938-8085

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
7700 W. NW Highway
Dallas, TX 75225


Next Generation: Free Writing and Performance Workshops


1st Saturdays @ Half Price Books
3rd Saturdays @ Oak Cliff Cultural Center

All Events Calendar

September 2014
October 2014

Anne Waldman & Dharma Broads @ The MAC, 5.2.15


Co-Founder with Allen Ginsberg of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

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Laurie Anderson:”The Language of the Future”. Join us 10.23.14 for our Gala Fundraiser!


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John Waters 5.29.14 Thank You!


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