Archive for August 31st, 2012

Matthew Posey & Northwood University Lit Fest

What: Matthew Posey and the Northwood University Literary Festival
Where: Northwood University Literary Festival
When: Tuesday, October 16, 11 am
Admission: Free


Matthew Posey is Chief, bottle washer, cook. Mr. Posey has written, directed and produced numerous critically acclaimed original theatre producitons in the last 25 years in theaters that he has built from the ground up. The Deep Ellum Theatre Garage was his first space and now the Ochre House.

Also appearing at the Festival: 7:30 pm Matt Bondurant, 8pm Ben Fountain, , 8:30 Rock Baby and the Dallas Poetry Slam Team.

Wordspace proudly sponsors an author every year for this dynamic gathering of poets and fiction writers that takes place on the campus of Northwood University every fall. The event is held in Lambert Commons on Northwood’s 400 acre campus, located 25 minutes from downtown Dallas, just off Highway 67 south — the Joe Pool Lake exit.

Festival Chair is Martha Heimberg, Professor of English at Northwood and long time WordSpace board member.

Matt Bondurant and Kayley Romick of Yavneh Academy

What: Matt Bondurant and Kayley Romick of Yavneh Academy
When: Thursday, November 15, 7 pm
Where: Private Residence, RSVP for location: or 214-838-3554
Admission: Members FREE, Non Members,$10
RSVP Appreciated: 214-838-3554

Matt Bondurant is an American contemporary writer and author of the books TheThird TranslationThe Wettest County in the World and The Night Swimmer.

Bondurant was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. His family’s ancestral home in Franklin County, VA is the setting of his prohibition-era historical novel The Wettest County in the World, which tells the tale of his grandfather and granduncles as they run a massive moonshining operation in the mountains of southwest Virginia.

Bondurant was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and a Kingsbury Fellow at Florida State University. He graduated from James Madison University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Bondurant is currently a literature and creative writing professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.

In 2010, director John Hillcoat planned to make a film, The Wettest County in the World, based on Bondurant’s novel and starring Shia LaBeouf  but the project was shut down as a result of financing problems. An indie studio revived the project. Filming began in late February 2011, with Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain added to the cast. In March 2012, the title was changed to Lawless.

Kayley Romick is a young writer attending Yavneh Academy. Special thanks to poet/educator, Tim Cloward for contributing his talented protegee to our  project of includin area students as “warm up” readers in Salons.



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