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august

05augthuFeaturedSix Foot Love Series presents: Cameron, Carter and Håker Flaten7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

12augthuFeaturedEl Cub Bilingue: Granta Edition7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Bilingual Book Club

12augthuFeaturedSix Foot Love Series presents: Simon Flory7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

18augwedFeaturedBook Launch: Welcome to Midland7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

19augthuFeaturedSix Foot Love Series presents: Wanz Dover & Max Oepen7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

september

28septueFeaturedTusing7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Backyard Show

30septhuFeaturedCampesino Cuba by Richard Sharum7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

Literature

The Best Prey

The Best Prey

The Best Prey (Pleiades Press, 2021), Paige Quiñones’s debut poetry collection and winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry, contain poems that pulse to a provocative beat. It’s a rhythm that edges on the powerful intersection of  danger and desire.

Literature

I Am This State Of Emergency

I Am This State Of Emergency

Robin Myrick describes her debut poetry collection, I AM THIS STATE OF EMERGENCY (Surveyor Books, 2020), as “about us.” The result of an eight-year listening project, Myrick’s poems examine the ways political discourse permeates our lives, our relationships, and our imaginations.

Literature

The Other Half of Happy

The Other Half of Happy

Rebecca Balcárcel’s debut middle-grade novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY (Chronicle Books, 2019) stars Quijana, a bicultural girl who grappling with the tumult of being 12 years old. Why is your friendly neighborhood poet reviewing a novel written for children ages 8 to 12?

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Literature

Meditation On Home

Meditation On Home

During the 2-month lockdown in Madrid, a picture book arrived for me in the mail: Carson Ellis’s Home. And while we are no longer in strict lockdown, I still spend much more time at home than I ever have before. I think about home much more than I ever have before.

Interviews

On Lighthouses

On Lighthouses

Jazmina Barrera’s first book to be translated into English by Christina MacSweeney, On Lighthouses, is an exploration of many things—writing, collecting, travel, literary history—centered around various lighthouses and the stories they contain. The following is a conversation between author Jazmina Barrera, translator Christina MacSweeney, and WD contributor Katy Dycus.

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100% Vetted Books

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Every single book in our space has been co-curated between us and our trusted circle of book lovers: the Dallas literary community and our friends around the globe –writers, readers, publishers or booksellers.

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