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2021 National Poetry Month Celebration
April 12 @ 6:00 PM - April 16 @ 7:30 PM
As a part of our programming for National Poetry Month in April, our aim is to host a week’s worth of content geared toward writers and appreciators of haiku and other forms of poetry and spoken word. Featuring Dr. Henzbo’s Haiku Hullabaloo, a week-long celebration of haiku for members of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc. We are also giving space to poets and artists who want to showcase themselves and their products in the Virtual Expo Hall. This event is free.
Join us from April 12 – 16, 2021 as we celebrate National Poetry Month with our family of poets and poetry lovers!
See you soon!
H2H Haiku Contest ($150 Prize)
Haiku Writing Workshops
Virtual Expo Hall Marketplace
Unique Virtual World Experience
The Echo Virtual Campus
Dr. Henzbo’s Haiku Hullabaloo
Consists of three different programs:
• A three-session writing workshop for members of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc, intended as a “master class” for writers of haiku. The series is free for all members of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc, and participants will be expected to attend all three days if possible. Each session will be approximately 60 – 75 minutes, using Zoom and Echo.
• A two day head-to-head Haiku competition that is open to 16 competitors. Each bout will take approximately 90 minutes, with octofinals and quarterfinal bouts taking place on Friday and the semifinal and final bouts taking place on Saturday. The competition is free for all members, who can either use the Echo or Discord.
• Renga Writing Party – The practice of writing haiku grew out of a tradition in Japan where poets would get together, drink sake and eat good food, and write linked renga verses together as a party parlor game. This practice became so popular that poets began hosting head-to-head competitions for cash, not unlike the practices of slam today. Attendees will write some linked renga verses together (which consist of alternating haiku and fourteen syllable couplets)
*You must be a registered member of SoFried Poetry to participate in the workshops, H2H Haiku Deathmatch or have a booth at the Expo Hall.
Expo Hall Exhibitor
Do you have a spoken word website, organization or poetry-related merchandise? This virtual marketplace will be available everyday during our National Poetry Month celebration. Sign up to be part of our Expo Hall where you can share your work with our community of poets and poetry lovers. Be quick, only 50 booths are available!
*Free for members of SoFried Poetry.