Pegasus Reading Series is a literary series based in Dallas, TX.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

Named ‘Best Poetry Night’ by The Dallas Observer in 2015.


Pegasus Reading Series was founded in 2014 by poets Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres in the DIY space, Two Bronze Doors in Dallas, TX. Since then, Pegasus Reading Series has featured dozens of writers from the Southwest and across the country. With the help of sponsors, the series was able to pay a small honorarium to its writers. Since its founding, all hosting and coordination of the series have been done by the hosts.

When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Marie joined forces with Sebastian to host and curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.


Sebastian Hasani Paramo is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has appeared in Pleiades, Front Porch Journal, Prelude, Huizache, upstreet, North American Review, & other places. He is the Editor-in-Chief of THE BOILER. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Denton, Texas, where he is a teaching fellow in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas where he is the Production Editor for American Literary Review.

courtney marie is a writer and artist based in Denton, Texas. She enjoys working with text as an art medium and performance object. Her work has appeared in Nat. Brut, Spooky Girlfriend Press, Black Sun Lit, Souvenir Lit, The Thing Itself, etc. but also in basements and museums, street corners, bars, and art galleries; in cities all over the country. She is the co-founder and primary organizer of the literary & art collective Spiderweb Salon (Best Literary Arts Group 2016, Dallas Observer), co-host of Pegasus Reading Series and Deep Ellum Lit Hop, and the host of Spiderweb Salon’s literary podcast, produced by Pariah. She lives with two cats and writes a lot of letters.