Dallas literary nonprofit WordSpace celebrates the voice behind the internationally-recognized sex, love and relationship writer through an exclusive performance on May 11

(DALLAS, March 2017; source: CultureHype) -- Dallas-based nonprofit literary organization WordSpace is honored to present Dan Savage at The Kessler Theater this May. Savage, who first came to public attention with his syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love,” has become an important voice on such topics as LGBTQ rights, bullying, and all areas of social justice. He is the author of six books on topics ranging from the seven deadly sins to parenting. As a frequent guest on Bill Maher’s “Real Time,” Savage has gone head-to-head with Ann Coulter and other prominent conservative pundits. When WordSpace featured Savage as their first Headliner series guest in March 2011, he rocked The Kessler Theater with 90 minutes of no holds barred straight talk about sex and politics. Audiences can expect this return engagement to be another “must see” event. The show will take place at The Kessler Theater on Thursday, May 11 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and WordSpace members get 10 percent off. The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W Davis St., Dallas, Texas 75208.

“Savage has for 20 years been saying monogamy is harder than we admit and articulating a sexual ethic that he thinks honors the reality, rather than the romantic ideal, of marriage,” said Mark Oppenheimer of The New York Times Magazine.

“This is the perfect moment to bring Dan back to Dallas,” said Charles Dee Mitchell, president of the WordSpace board. “Given the current atmosphere, there might be a bit more politics this time out; but, audience members have a chance to submit questions on whatever topics concern them. My advice: Don’t be shy.”

Savage’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Rolling Stone, The Onion and on Salon. He’s also the author of several books, including: “Savage Love” and “The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family.” His frank and open discussions on topics are what make Savage a highly influential writer notorious for pushing boundaries. In addition to his appearances on CNN, MSNBC and “The Colbert Report,” Savage partakes in other activities, including being a frequent and popular speaker on college campuses across the United States and Canada.

“[Savage is] America’s most in-your-face sex columnist and gay rights activist,” raved Publisher’s Weekly. He is the Editorial Director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly alternative newspaper.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit http://www.wordspacedallas.com/.

About Dan Savage:
Dan Savage is a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. Growing up in Chicago, Savage is known for his sex advice column, “Savage Love,” as syndicated via multiple news outlets throughout the world. He is also the author of several books, including his latest best-selling book “American Savage,” sharing insights on a variety of topics ranging from marriage, parenting and the gay agenda to the Roman Catholic Church and sex education. Savage manages a YouTube to inspire hope for the LGBT community and co-founded the It Gets Better Project, which has become a global movement. He also hosts “The Savage Lovecast” as well as “Hot Mic” on Audible. For more information, visit www.thestranger.com or www.savagelovecast.com.

About WordSpace:
WordSpace is a nonprofit literary organization that supports, education, and writers, connecting Dallas with the best of world literature and spoken word. Founded in 1994, the organization hosts authors, readings, student workshops, concerts and salons to promote established and emerging artists who use imaginative language in traditional and experimental forms. Through diverse, multicultural programs, WordSpace enhances the development of language artists of all ages, facilitates communication throughout the literally community, and contributes to expanding the Dallas literary scene to the widest possible audience.


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