WORDSPACE

A non-profit literary arts group of North Texas

Dallas, TX   |  www.WordSpace.Us

Mission

WordSpace promotes established and emerging artists who use imaginative language in traditional or experimental forms. Our programming celebrates diversity of the community of writers and spoken word artists in Texas and bring internationally recognized authors, who embody both the history and future of the literary world. Our goals are: *To deliver quality programming directly to diverse neighborhoods that might not otherwise have access to professional, literary arts events. *To provide honorarium & facilities to support the work of emerging Dallas writers and focus their talents to connect with specific neighborhoods. *To promote cross-cultural understanding and acceptance through artistic programming that neutralizes cultural and neighborhood stereotyping.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Monika Bell

Main address

P. O. Box 140675

Dallas, TX 75214 USA

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EIN

75-2610054

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

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African Diaspora: New Dialogues

African Diaspora: New Dialogues: Season V will feature two authors from across the United States: Duriel E. Harris and Roger Reeves. WordSpace and SDCC launched the series in 2014. In outlining the series, WordSpace and South Dallas Cultural Center aimed to bring new literary voices to Dallas fans and to showcase the diversity of cultural offerings at the SDCC. The current series also represents the program’s success in bringing to Dallas distinguished writers of all backgrounds. The 2019 lineup was carefully selected to include a variety of voices from around the country. The visiting writers also visit local schools and universities to spend meaningful time with Dallas students.

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Celebrity artists are curated to perform in Dallas. Anne Waldman will be the headlining feature for Dallas Lit Hop and WordSpace's 25th Anniversary!

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This series brings in international writers from Mexico and other Latin American countries to share their work in Dallas. In 2018-19, WordSpace will present Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Tim Z. Hernandez and Friends and Rosemary Catacolos!

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Poets on X+ Reading series and open mic was started by Opalina Salas and Carlos Salas in 2009.

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WordSpace is proud to partner with Mighty Fine Arts Gallery to present ArtSpeak. Feature performance artists present in conjunction with gallery exhibition openings.

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Nicole Schlesinger's Oral Fixation! An obsession with true life tales enters it 7th season this spring!

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WORDSPACE

Board of directors
as of 11/26/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Monika Bell

Opalina Salas