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May 29, 2015: Run, don’t walk, to your nearest book monger and pick up a copy of the current issue of Esquire, the one with the bald guy on the cover eating an ice cream cone.  Our man David Searcy has a lovely essay on “fun” at the very front of the issue, presented in his original typescript.  This is David’s second appearance in Esquire, after a similar original-typescript presentation (an essay on pick-up trucks) earlier this year.  

January 14, 2015Dallas Observer 2015 MasterMind Awards: Charles Dee Mitchell & Karen Minzer (WordSpace),  Cora Cordona (Teatro Dallas), Christopher Blay, Justin Ginsberg & Jeff Gibbons (Apophenia Underground), Katelyn Harris (Rhythmic Soul), and Merritt Tierce (award winning author). The awards come with a large donation as well! Thank you, Dallas Observer

October, 2014: Christopher Carmona is a Texas Observer Short Story Finalist. Way to go, Christopher!
Read about it.

September 2014: Rosalind Story’s book Wading Home is being produced as an opera, scheduled for Fall 2015.

August 2014: Here’s our director, Karen Minzer, in the news. Thank you, Dallas Observer. Read

February 27, 2014: WordSpace is among the distinguished arts organizations chosen as a 2014 grant recipient of TACA. This is a HUGE honor for us!

January, 2014: WordSpace has moved! We’re still in Oak Cliff and our new address is 509 W. Davis St., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75208

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 4: Paisley Rekdal, winner of the 2013 Rilke Award, $10,000 poetry prize from University of North Texas. Hear her NPR interview. 

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 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 14, 2012: Great article on former WordSpace board president, Ben Fountain’s work and new book–Get Ready! Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Here’s another one from Bite the Book.

February 10, 2012: UNT’s $10,000 Rilke prize winner announced: Laura Kasischke

December 28, 2011: “Towering Townes” by John Nova Lomax–includes a great interview with Jeff Liles who tells of meeting Townes at (WordSpace OGRoxy Gordon‘s home.

Nov, 2011:
*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

June 4, 2011: Ben Fountain on The Kessler: Read about our favorite club in the NY Times

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.

May, 2010: More on the upcoming Dallas-based Paris Records release of Tim Robbins performing Hunter S. Thompson’s The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, from The End of Being.

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.

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