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
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
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.