The Echo Virtual Event Campus
What is The Echo?
The Echo brings together VirBELA’s powerful virtual world with Event Farm’s event engagement platform to facilitate real-life human connections between users who are geographically apart. The result is the first configurable virtual venue to host unforgettable online event experiences.
2021 National Poetry Month Celebration
A week-long celebration of poetry with content geared toward writers and appreciators of haiku and other forms of poetry and spoken word brought ot you virtually by Southern Fried Poetry, Inc.
Dr. Henzbo’s Haiku Hullabaloo
Introducing Dr. Henzbo’s Haiku Hullabaloo, a week-long virtual celebration of haiku during Southern Fried Poetry, Inc.’s 2021 National Poetry Month Celebration
* A three-day intensive haiku writing workshop!
* A two-day haiku head-to-head competition ($150 cash prize)!
* A renga writing afterparty, our new event!
And the BEST PART is that all this content is FREE for Southern Fried Poetry, Inc members. Not a member? No problem. Our annual memberships are only $20 (*shouts from back* ONLY $20?!!!).
*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.
**You will need a PC or MAC device to download the virtual world.
Mark your calendars for Monday, April 12 until Friday, April 16, 2021 as we innovate the virtual performance space.
Thank you for your question!You should sign up for the Expo Hall Booth. You can set your booth up as a central location in the avatar world and it will be available to you all week long.We are currently compiling a list of partners who would like to utilize additional space within the echo world to host an event. If you would like to reserve a space, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your event, the time and the timezone of your event.Once your active sofried membership and echo virtual world booth registration is confirmed, you will receive additional instructions on which rooms and room types (e.g classroom, theatre etc) are available.All partner hosted events must be non-discriminatory and available for free to the public during the week of the celebration.
Hardware Requirements & Recommendations (Best Results)
*Mobile devices are not supported at this time
The 2021 National Poetry Month Celebration in The Echo Virtual Event Campus is free.
To participate in workshops, competitions and tournaments, you must be an active member of the SoFried Poetry community.
Memberships are only $20 annually. Get your membership today.
Learning, fun, and networking. This platform is very unique in its ability to facilitate networking and interaction using 3D audio and private conversation areas. We highly encourage you to walk up to people like you would at any in-person event, introduce yourself and start chatting!
Yes. We will be providing livestream options via our Website, Facebook Live and YouTube accounts.