Events for the week

april 9
Literary Cafe: The forces behind Dallas' Arts and Letters Live literary series have advised us that our last blurb for their "Literary Cafe" series implied that these free informal evenings with writers play to almost empty houses. This is simply incorrect, and we were lucky to receive a polite phone call rather than a late-night visit from Vicente, the six-foot nine-inch Arts and Letters volunteer. What we meant was was that, compared to the star-studded "Distinguished Writer" and "Texas Bound" Series, The Literary Cafes suffer from a dearth of glamour in a city whose ticket sales are often predicated on how "international" the event is. But with award-winning poets James Mardis and Kay Barnes, Texas Monthly contributor Prudence Mackintosh, and Texas novelist Louise Redd on the bill, the second literary cafe is sure to draw a crowd. The evening starts at 8:30 p.m. at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. It's free. Call (214) 922-1220.

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