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Wildcatter Exchange 2015

March 27 – 29 

In the Historic South Main Village


The Wildcatter Exchange is a 501(c)3 Limited Liability Corporation. All donations are tax deductible.

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Wildcatter Exchange 2015 Venues

Landers Machine Shop 207 E. Broadway, Fort Worth, 76104

Starr Conspiracy 122 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, 76104

Amphibian Theatre 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, 76104

J.O. Design 440 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, 76104

Shipping & Receiving 201 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Worth, 76104

 Schedule of Events

Friday March 27


Amphibian Theatre: Opening Night Party! Come nosh, mix and mingle and help us get the festival started!


Amphibian Theatre: The Salt Lick Foundation presents a special screening of  Elithe Hamilton Kirkland’s Precious Memories, a Hip Pocket Production

Shipping & Receiving: Endeavor Cinema Group Short Films screening. Take my Body info and trailer. The Last Door info and trailer.


Shipping & Receiving: Todd Camp and Kyle R. Trentham host a hilarious Comedy Showcase featuring Josh Johnson, Clint Werth, Chris Darden and Brad LaCour


Shipping & Receiving: Songwriting Improv with Jeff Prince and James Michael Taylor


Shipping & Receiving: Black Land River Devils

Saturday March 28


Landers: Staci Danford reading Buster Blew a Bubble. A little boy named Buster sat under a tree to think. And there he blew a bubble that was big and round and pink… You’ll have to come to hear the rest.


Landers: Southwest Christian School & The Artful Village Presents Children’s Paint Party: Everyone has a creative side, but none more so than children. Join us for a Wildcatter PAINT PARTY -where your child will be guided through an experience full of joy and paint. Our instructors will be there every step of the way as your child creates their own Masterpiece. All supplies will be provided; just bring your child and a smile. No experience necessary!!


Landers: Huichol Inspired Crafting with Ofelia Faz-Garza: Huichol art broadly groups the most traditional and most recent innovations in the folk art and handcrafts produced by the Huichol people. The unifying factor of the work is the colorful decoration using symbols and designs which date back centuries. Your children will love making these colorful crafts.


Landers: Taste of Chocolate Fashion Show: Join us for the Annual “walking artwork” from the high school students of Southwest Christian School. This will be an experience in all things CHOCOLATE as you watch the fashion runway turn into white chocolate truffles, dripping chocolate sundaes, raspberries dipped in milk chocolate and much more. Come celebrate the fulfilling of high school dreams and take home a bite of something chocolate.


Landers: Will Schnack discusses his book Evolution of Consent.

Starr Conspiracy: TCU Press presents: Brian Honea & Coach Chuck Curtis discussing The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis

Amphibian Theatre: Juliet George: Time Traveling on Fort Worth’s West Side, Imagery, History and Memory

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Local Archivists Panel: Hidden Treasures with Thomas Kellam, Dr. Gene Smith, Chanin Voss Scanlon, Betty Shankle, Linda Barrett and Gayle W. Hanson

Starr Conspiracy: Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp presents: Niche Publishing with Michael H. Price, Caroline Collier and Will Evans (Deep Vellum Publishing)

Amphibian Theatre: Rebecca Allard reads from her memoir, Reckless.  Click here for event page.

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Deep Vellum Publishing presents: The Art of Translation hosted by Will Evans with readings & discussion by translators George Henson (Sergio Pitol’s The Art of Flight) and Shelby Vincent (Carmen Boullosa’s Heavens on Earth)

Starr Conspiracy: Michael H. Price & Todd Camp discuss Comics from the Gone World.

Amphibian Theatre: WordSpace Dallas presents: Pushcart Award Winner LaToya Watkins

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Jesse Sublett, writer, musician discusses his newest book, 1960s Austin Gangsters.  

Starr Conspiracy: TCU Press presents: Jacque Hogan Towery & Peter Barbour discussing The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History

Amphibian Theatre: Caroline Collier, novelist, discusses her newest book Hiawatha’s Flood.

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Josh Alan Friedman discusses his book Tell the Truth Until They Bleed. 

Starr Conspiracy: TCU Press presents: Thomas Zigal discussing his award winning novel Many Rivers to Cross

Amphibian Theatre: Novelist Merritt Tierce discusses her latest book Love Me Back.

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Dallas Screenwriters Association presents:  Joe R. Lansdale, bestselling author and screenwriter. Lansdale will discuss adapting his novels for film and television.

Starr Conspiracy: The Cesar Chavez Committee presents: Cesar Chavez Remembered: An exploration of the legacy and impact of farm worker activist Cesar Chavez with Richard Gonzales–former columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and photographer Jesus Manuel Mena Garza. Conversation and discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ann Leimer, Professor of Art at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

Amphibian Theatre: Legendary entertainment reporter and critic Bobbie Wygant discusses her carreer with filmmaker Erik Clapp

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: NPR Correspondent John Burnett discusses his series Ecstatic Voices

Starr Conspiracy: Burlesque star Tammy True discusses her memoir and documentary True Tales

Amphibian Theatre: Tammy Gomez and Crystal Dozier present the world premiere  of Dress Codes

Shipping & Receiving: Brian AbramsParty Like a President Happy Hour!”

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Landers: Turk & Christi Pipkin, discuss their work in philanthropy and filmmaking

Starr Conspiracy: Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase with Gayle Reaves-King, Paul Koniecki and guests.

J.O. Design: Art Gallery, Food Trucks, Picnic Poets, Music and More!


Amphibian Theatre: The Wildcatter Exchange Spotlight Event: Her Texas: Story, Image, Poetry and Song


Shipping & Receiving: Special solo performance by Amanda Pearcy


Shipping & Receiving: Cowpunk Kings Holy Moly

Sunday March 29


Shipping & Receiving: Endeavor Cinema Group presents: A Special Screening of Turk and Christi Pipkin’s  Nobility Project Building Hope


Shipping & Receiving: Swing Masters Blues Jam with more special guests than you can shake a stick at!


A Brief Look Back at Wildcatter Exchange 2014

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. The WOW Bus was on hand and the Tarrant Makers built and launched Confetti Rockets. You could take your picture in the Photo Booth 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

Programming Partners

Amphibian Stage Productions Landers MachineShop The Starr Conspiracy Shipping & Receiving BarJ.O.Design

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Presenting Partners


 Near Southside
Old Home Supply

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


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!