WHEN

June 7 - 10, 2017

Schedule of Events

WHERE

Louisville, KY

Host Hotel Info

REGISTER NOW!

"Registration for all teams and individuals in-region will open on 1 March and registration for out-of-region teams will open on 1 April of each year. " - SM2014

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The 25th Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam

1 BEAUTIFUL CITY, 4 TOURNAMENT DAYS, 4 VENUES, 200 AMAZING POETS AND SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SOUTHERN TRADITION!

Venues

Limited Edition 25th Anniversary T-Shirt

  • Soft Black Cotton T-shirts
  • Front and Back Printing
  • White Ink Text with Gold Shimmer
  • Machine Washable
  • Limited Supply!

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam
and we’re inviting you to show your support!

For a limited time, we are selling a commemorative t-shirt
to celebrate our silver jubilee. There are only 100 of these shirts
being printed so make sure you pick yours up today!

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Main Bout Venue

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

501 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
(Preliminary, Semi-Finals, and Finals Venue)

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Host Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville Downtown
800 West Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
502.583.2552
Mention "Southern Fried Poetry Slam"
Use Online Group Code: SFP

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Preliminary Bouts

Turndown Cypher

Workshops

Slam Masters Slam

Haiku Deathmatch

Hip Hop Open Mic

Nerd Poetry Slam

Queer Poetry Slam

Erotic Open Mic

Indie Finals

Team Finals

Welcome to Southern Fried Poetry

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Registration is now FULL.

Full list of registered Teams & Indies.

"The points are not the point, the point is the poetry."

- Allan Wolf, founder of Southern Fried Poetry Slam

About Southern Fried Poetry

Hello 

The goal of the Southern Fried Poetry Slam is to provide an open stage for the diverse communities of the Southeast region and beyond. It fosters and supports a network of socially engaged poets dedicated to celebrating diversity and transformation through poetry slam, public performance, teaching artistry, and service. Read More

Friends of Southern Fried Poetry:

AO Sawyerr, Dennis Lemmermann, Lance Newman, Jabir Rasool, Giddy Perez, Walter Jennings, Inkera Oshun, Christopher Michael, Sania Thomas, Amir Safi, Adam Henze, Adrienne Nadeau, Asia Samson, Tawny Powell, Lester Howard, Dara Mathis, Consuelo Victorious, Tampa FL, Aaron Henze, Kane Smego, Bill Abbott, Kendal Turner, Souf Chase, Blu Bailey, Liz Prisley, BPhenomenal Bowanna Pharr, Carin Malone, Dorian Rogers, Benjamin Beelman, Salaam Shaheed, Chris Cook, Dasan Ahanu, George Yamazawa Jr., Jonathan Clark, Nikki McCray, Amin Dallal, Janella Sellars, Side Kick, Jahbu Ourinde, Josephus Thompson III, Kimberly Gaubault, Edwin Maldonado Jr., LIFE M

Thank You!

Host City Info

Volunteer at #SoFried2017.

♦ HOST HOTEL
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites
800 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Group Code: SFP
Website | Phone: (502) 583-2552

*All information subject to change.

♦ PRELIMINARY VENUE
The Kentucky Center For The Arts
501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
(All Preliminary Bouts some side events)
Website | Phone: (502) 584-7777

*All information subject to change.

♦ SIDE EVENT VENUE
The Kentucky Museum for Art and Craft
715 W Main St, Louisville, Ky 40202
(All Side Slams and Workshops)
WebsitePhone: (502) 589-0102

*All information subject to change.

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