February 27, 2014:
*Confirmed: WS will present internationally recognized and acclaimed poet Anne Waldman in 2015.
*Also confirmed for 2015: Dharma Broads IV–Karma Memos.
*WordSpace is among the distinguished arts organizations chosen as a 2014 grant recipient of TACA.
This is a HUGE honor for us!
*Laurie Anderson has rescheduled her performance due to unforeseen circumstances. Her new date is 10.23.14.
This remains a largely sold out show! The remaining 15 tickets due to her rescheduling will be available August 13. Heads Up: Laurie has also added four Meet/Greet tables to be available.
*WordSpace has moved! We’re still in Oak Cliff and our new address is 509 W. Davis St., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75208–We’re now in the GraphiContent studio and gallery.
January, 2014: WordSpace and Oak Cliff Cultural Center confirmed the expansion of Youth Poets Workshops (1st Saturdays at Half Price Books). ADDED: 3rd Saturdays, 4-6 pm, beginning April @ OCCC. Taught by Dallas Youth Poets founders Joaquin Zihuatanejo and Alexandra Marie Thurston.
July 10: Wha’?! Ben Fountain again? Yes, Ben’s book Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is being made into a movie. Ben Fountain is a long time WordSpace supporter, former board president and the 2013 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
April 2013: Ben Fountain, also nominated for the Booker Prize
March 3: Congratulations to Ben Fountain on receiving the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Ben has been a long time supporter of WordSapce and a past board president. One of the first readings of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was at a WordSpace event . Read more about the award here http://bookcritics.org/awards
March 26, 2012: Congratulations to original WordSpace ganger, and NEA winner, David Searcy, on nailing a place in Issue 200 of Paris Review.
March 15, 2012: SMU Literary Festival March 21 – 24:
Martha Rhodes, Green Rose Prize, Corey Marks, editor of American Literary Review, Tyehimba Jess, poetry book of the year by Black Issues Book Review, Eduardo Corral, winner of both the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets and a Whiting Award. WordSpace will open the Southern Methodist University Literary Festival with WordSpace Student Readings and reception on the 21st.
March 11, 2012: Cliff Notes The Show. Check out the Dallas produced web comedy goodness for the brain, starring Matt Thurston, Marcus Stimac, Martha Harms and Christian Taylor.
February 17, 2012: Dallas Poetry Slam’s Youth Slam project, every 2nd Saturday at WordSpace, hosted by Alexandra Marie at 5 pm.
February 10, 2012: UNT’s $10,000 Rilke prize winner announced: Laura Kasischke
*RIP Former Fort Worth resident, Caravan of Dreams inner-circle writer, Kell Robertson, from Santa Fe New Mexican, by Steve Terrell.
*John Modica: 2-6-48 to 11-10-11: “part of the Joe Stanco’s Poetry Roundtable of recovering Catholics, veterans and other wounded angels, that led down the long road to all things SolstiCelebration. Carry on my wayward son, John. You were brave with great passion…”-Amy Martin
July 31, 2010: Dallas Morning News: Ben Fountain on Robert Trammell
The Dallas Morning News published this great piece on Robert Trammell by Ben Fountain.
October, 2009: Evergreen Review article on Dallas-based spoken word label Paris Records.
Paris Records‘ discography includes Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Terry Southern, Kathy Acker, Ed Sanders, Ira Cohen, Gregory Corso and celebrity readings of Edgar Allen Poe. Hunter S. Thompson’s The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved is scheduled for May 2012 release.