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

Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Oak Cliff Cultural Center co-sponsors Next Generation open mics every 3rd Saturday and festivals throughout the year.
Special Thanks to Rafael Tamayo, Gerardo Robles, and Tisha Crear.

South Dallas Cultural Center
In promotional and programming partnership with South Dallas Cultural Center, WordSpace presents celebrated scholars and authors. Special Thanks to Vicki Meek.

McKinney Avenue Contemporary
Gallery and theater hosts to special WordSpace events, such as Doug McWhithey retrospective, Between Covers: A Smart Phone Exhibition, Plutonium Games, a play by Darius Safavi, Octavio Solis, and Anne Waldman. Special Thanks!

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. Special Thanks, Bart Weiss.

Dallas Poetry Slam 
WordSpace curate a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series at Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave. Special Thanks Alexandra Marie Thurston and Rock Baby.

Booker T. Washington Creative Writing Club
Students from the Booker T. Washington School for Visual and Performing Arts perform in Salons, annual readings and festivals as part of the WS Next Generation Project. Special Thanks, Scott Davison.

Yavneh Academy
WS shares our Members Salon selection with Yavneh Academy classrooms and read in Salon, annual readings and other Next Generation projects.  Special Thanks, Dr. Tim Cloward.

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, gallery exhibits, Wordspace sponsored reading series and other special events. Special Thanks to Jeff Liles, Paul Quigg, Melissan Henning, and Edwin.

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. Special Thanks, Steve Cruz.

Two Bronze Doors
Gallery and performance collective.  Located on Richmond near Greenville Avenue, Two Bronze Doors co-presents the Pegasus Reading Series and other WS special events.

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.

Dallas Institute of Humanities and Cultural
WordSpace has produced numerous events in collaboration with Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Special Thanks, Larry Allums and Gail Thomas for past service.

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 many community and literary events throughout the year. Special Thanks, John and Marquetta Herring.

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

The Wild Detectives
Lit pub offering selected titles for sale in a permanent collection as well as books in conjunction with WordSpace book signing events. Located on 8th and Bishop in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.

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.

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.

Undermain Theater
Hosts to WordSpace Texas Unbound Literary Festivals.

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


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December 2015
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