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Thank you Fort Worth For Supporting the inaugural Wildcatter Exchange!

Look for more events SOON!

 

 

March 2014 Participants Included:

Bud Kennedy, Michael H. Price, Tammy Melody Gomez, Texas poet laureates Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, Scott Krokowski, Jeff Prince, James Michael Taylor, Chrystal Anne, Patricia Vermillion, Peter Gorman, The Dallas Screenwriters Association, Endeavor Cinema Group, Dr. James Riddlesperger. Cary Darling, Matt Smith, Giles McCrary, Kirby Warnock, Richard F. Selcer, Kevin S. Foster, Tom Huckabee, Mark A. Nobles, Jacob Furr, Kevin Aldridge, Vincent Neil Emerson, Andrew Blanton, Rebecca Balcarcel, LeeAnn Olivier, Jeffrey DeLotto, Tony Rizzo, Richard Bailey, Mike Nichols, Pecha Kucha Fort Worth and many more.

COME SEE the WOW Bus, watch Tarrant Makers build and launch Confetti Rockets (Saturday morning), take your picture in the Photo Booth, make your own Blackout Poetry, hot air balloon launch (weather permitting), and of course meet, mix and mingle with writers, poets, filmmakers, song writers and journalists! 

If you have ever read a book, watched a movie, gone to a play, listened to live or recorded music, read a newspaper, magazine or comic book, this is the event for YOU!

Everybody loves a good story

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Amphibian Stage Productions
Landers Machineshop

Landers MachineShop

Old Home Supply

Old Home Supply

Tarrant Makers
TCU Press
The Starr Conspiracy
Endeavor Cinema Group

Endeavor Cinema Group

Shipping & Receiving Bar

Shipping & Receiving Bar

The Artful Village
Near Southside
PechaKucha Night

Schedule

Friday
5:00

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main:
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION! Food! Cash bar! Music! Fun!

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6:30

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main:
/by any stretch\ A Sound Culture Production, Curated and Directed by Tammy M. Gomez.

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7:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway:
Poetry discussion and readings by Rebecca Balcarcel, Diana Williams, LeeAnn Olivier, Jeffrey DeLotto and Tony Rizzo.

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7:30

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main 
Endeavor Cinema Group Presents the Fort Worth Premiere of Tom Huckabee’s feature film, Carried Away. www.carriedawaythemovie.com 

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8:30

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Author Chrystal Anne discussing and reading from her novel Hell’s Gate Awakening. www.chrystalanne.com 

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9:00

Shipping & Receiving 201 S. Calhoun
Songwriters Kevin Aldridge and Jacob Furr.

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Saturday

 

11:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Children’s program featuring Patricia Vermillion, author of Texas Chili? Oh My! (TCU Press) 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton. 2005 Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelback, author of the children’s book Smurglets. (TCU Press)

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12:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Tarrant Makers Confetti Rockets Workshop. Outside of course!
Pech Kucha of Fort Worth Pitch Contest

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1:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Dallas Screenwriters Association present Scene Readings from local screenwriters.

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Jim Lee discussing  A Texas Jubilee and Adventures with a Texas Humanist. (TCU Press)

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1:30

Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
B.J. Lacasse discussing The Street: A Journey into Homelessness. (TCU Press)

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2:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Ezra Hood discussing Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to TCU. (TCU Press)

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Novelist Mike Farris discussing Every Pig Has A Saturday.

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2:30

Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Novelist Joe Milazzo discussing Crepescule with Nellie.

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Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway

Novelist Robin Myrick discussing her upcoming book Blister Pack.

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3:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Translation Reading and Discussion Moderated by Will Evans (Deep Vellum Publishing) reading from Oleg Kashin’s Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale From Putin’s Russia and Dr. Sean Cotter (UT-Dallas) reading from Mircea Cartarescu’s Blinding (Archipelago Books, 2013) www.deepvellum.org

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Dr. James Riddlesperger discussing Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation (TCU Press)

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4:00

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Historian, Screenwriter Aaron Reynolds on adapting nonfiction for film.

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main

Journalism Panel Discussion: Is Journalism Dead? With Michael H. Price, Cary Darling (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and Matt Smith (Cleburne Times-Review).

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4:30

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway

Filmmakers Panel with Giles McCrary www.youmustbeweird.com and Kirby Warnock  www.trans-pecosproductions 

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5:00

Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main St. 

Jeff Prince How a songwriter became a journalist.

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5:30

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway
Filmmaker Richard Bailey of Tropics Pictures. www.tropicpictures.com

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Mike Nichols discussing Lost Fort Worth. www.lostfortworth.com

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6:00

Landers Building 207 E. Broadway
Special readings from two Texas Poet Laureates: Alan Birkelbach (2005) and Karla K. Morton (2010)

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Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main
Richard F. Selcer and Kevin S. Foster discuss their book Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen.

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Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main
Michael H. Price and Todd Camp discusses Comics From the Gone World and Carnival of Souls.

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6:30

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway

Poetry Contest Winners Announced! Hosted by Rebecca Balcarcel.

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Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main
Scott Krakowski independent comic book illustrator and writer, discusses his work.

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7:00

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main
Endeavor Cinema Group Short Film Program

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8:00

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main
Panel on Mad Dog Inc. featuring Bud Kennedy, Ben Shrake, Jeff Prince, Bud Shrake Award Winner Melissa del Bosque and SPECIAL GUESTS!

Learn about the Mad Dogs!

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9:00

Shipping & Receiving 201 S. Calhoun
Joe Savage Song Chat with Vincent Neil Emerson, Jeff Prince, Wayne Floyd and Andrew Blanton.

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Volunteers Needed

Making the Wildcatter successful requires dedicated volunteers to make guests and talent feel comfortable and welcome.

The Wildcatter Exchange is looking for 30 to 40 energetic, outgoing volunteers to help run the festival. Of course, care will be taken in scheduling so that you can attend all the Wildcatter programs of interest to you.

If you would like to volunteer please contact:

Paula Knowles
pgknowles@gmail.com

Donations

The Wildcatter Exchange is open and free to the public but that does not mean we don’t need your support. If you have the means and inclination please find the ‘Donate Today’ button on this page and help us make The Wildcatter Exchange Fort Worth’s best new entertainment and cultural event of 2014! Come on! Be a Wildcatter!