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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 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 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 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.

Next Generation: Free Writing and Performance Workshops

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

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

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