Virtual Events for January 2021
Greetings to you and to all of our SoFried slamily!
For us, 2021 is all about growth and evolution. In past years, we only had the chance to meet a few days out of the year during our annual festival and competition in June. Starting in 2021, we want to see you more. It is our hope that you, your team, and your city’s poetry scene will join us and get in the mix with your SoFried Family. Please see below and, as always, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Dorian “Paul D” Rogers
Southern Fried Poetry, Inc.
Southern Fried Q1 Town Hall
January 17, 2021 at 2pm EST
Info: Calling all Slammasters, Indie poets, prospective teams, poetry lovers, and anyone who has attended or plans to be a part of a future Southern Fried. This meeting will allow you to get general updates, ask questions about future plans, and offer feedback or express any concerns which you may have as an important part of our community. Additionally, information will be shared regarding our exciting plans from our newly formed committees.
Rooftop Rhythms x Southern Fried Virtual Poetry Open Mic Night January 22, 2021 at 11am EST
Info: Poets of Southern Fried Poetry Slam come together with Abu Dhabi’s Rooftop Rhythms community founded by Southern Fried’s own, Dorian “Paul D” Rogers. Poets will share their writing for virtual poetry open mic night which will be co-hosted by Southern Fried’s vice-president, Matthew “Cuban” Hernandez. This event is in partnership with The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi with official support of the US Embassy Abu Dhabi.
So Fried Haiku Deathmatch – Winter 2021 Edition Virtual Poetry Open Mic Night
January 26, 2021 at 7pm EST
Info: Welcome to Haikuesday!, a new and exclusive initiative for members of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc. We are kicking off Haikuesday with a virtual Haiku Head-to-Head competition! We will now be hosting this event quarterly, and the first one is going down on the last Tuesday of January. This is a “winner-take-all” event with $150 on the line. Each competition is open to 8 competitors, and we will keep a waiting list in case any poets drop out. To sign up please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Haikuesday.” First come, first serve.
Haikuesday will host other types of competitions, all open to members of Southern Fried Poetry, Inc. However, this first competition is free to enter, as part of our January trial for future members. Memberships are only $20 and grant you entry to numerous events throughout the year, including our annual festival.
Members will also be granted access to the virtual VIP Zoom room for poetry competitions. Audience members can watch the event for free on Facebook live and on our official website. You can purchase your yearly membership dues here.