NFSPS Convention: Voices Set Free! Registration

LadyVee DaPoet Keynote Speech Friday,  June 7, 2024
  • LadyVee DaPoet Keynote Speech Friday,  June 7, 2024
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When the Friday meal is complete, LadyVee DaPoet will deliver the Friday Keynote Address titled "The Power of Poetry to Change Minds & Change Lives" This purchase does not include the meal. This ticket is for the Friday keynote speech by LadyVee DaPoet and open mic after. Dinner is not included. There is a cash bar. Outside food/drinks are not allowed.

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NFSPS - FULL - Convention 2024 Package ****REGISTRATION****
  • NFSPS - FULL - Convention 2024 Package ****REGISTRATION****
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This option, for $338 allows for full access to all events, meals, presentations, awards, open mics, and all other NFSPS 2024 convention activities; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, JUNE 5-10, 2024 This is not SLAM participant registration. Registrants also get a copy of the 2023 Encore. Please notify us of any food allergies in the notes section when checking out. If you are purchasing more than one event pass, let us know the names of individuals in the notes section as well. IF YOU PURCHASE THIS OPTION YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL DAY PASSES - THEY ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.

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All Meals
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This includes Wednesday Pizza Party, Thursday Taco Bar and dinner, Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch and dinner. ALL meals. If you bought the full pass, you do not need to buy this. Please notify us of any food allergies in the notes section when checking out.

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Friday Dinner
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When this meal is complete, LadyVee DaPoet will deliver the Friday Keynote Address titled "The Power of Poetry to Change Minds & Change Lives" Meal purchase does not include the keynote. Please register using either the day pass link or the full pass link. Please notify us of any food allergies in the notes section when checking out.

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NFSPS, Inc 

Voices Set Free

June 5 - June 9, 2024 

Roswell, Georgia

 Draft Schedule 

WEDNESDAY,  June 5, 2024  
  9:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration table opens 
  10:30 am - 12:00 pm  Open Mic Poetry Reading 
First hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)
  12:00 pm Lunch on your own
  10:00 am - 3:00 pm  Book Room Opens (set up only) Please bring completed forms and necessary post-its as required. Get the Bookroom guide, the Payment Sheet and the Inventory sheet.
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Slam Orientation 
  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Writing Workshop: Clint Rauscher and Shelly Brooks : Poetry and Tango
  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Pizza Party! Welcome by Mayor Pro-Tem William Morthland, NFSPS President Paul Ford and Past-President of GPS Lucinda Clark
  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Reception Cash Bar 
  6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  ROUND ONE

 

THURSDAY, June 6, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   NFSPS Inc Board Meeting
  9:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration table opens 
  9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Book Room (set up only, no sales) Please bring completed forms and necessary post-its as required. Get the Bookroom guide, the Payment Sheet and the Inventory sheet.
   10:00 am - 12:00 pm You Be the Judge Open Mic 
(audience picks top 3 poems)
Submit your 28 lines or less poems by 9 a.m. today (Thursday) 
at registration desk, name only, poem back. 
Must be present to win.
Moderators: Shirley Blackwell and Elaine Person
  12:30 pm  Lunch
  1:00- 4:00 pm    Book Room opens for sale of books
  1:30 – 4:00 pm       

PANEL DISCUSSION 
How We Appreciate Poetry
Hip Hop:  LadyVee DaPoet
Slam: Noir Jente, Ed Mabrey
Translations: Lucinda Clark Poetry Matters Project
Youth: Kelsey Bigelow and Caleb Rainey, The Negro Artist                      

  4:00   Break 
  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Reception Cash Bar
 

5:00 - 6:15 pm  

 

 OPENING Dinner    

Convention Madness Winner: Laura Mahal reads at 6 pm

  6:30 pm - 11:00 pm Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  ROUND TWO  
  11:00 pm - 12:00 am Open Mic Poetry Reading 
First half hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 7:30 am  -  8:30 am Open Mic Poetry Reading
Host Shirley Blackwell
  9:00 a.m. -  5:30 pm

Book Room Open

Registration in Bookroom

  8:30 am  - 11:00 am NFSPS Inc Contest Awards
  10:00 am - 11:00 am  Youth Poetry Workshop 
Dhayana Alejandrina
Collaborative Story Building
  11:00 am - 11:15 am  Break
  11:15 am – 12:15 pm Youth Poetry Workshop
Ed Mabrey
Love is a House
  11:00 am  -  11:45 am Workshop for Adults 
Megan Muthupandiyan
Writing of the Earth and Other Desires:
Using Citizen Science to Write Poetry of Place
  12:15 pm -  2:15  pm Luncheon - Taco Party
Poem by Invocation Contest winner

Barbara Stevens Manuscript Award @ 1:15 pm
Jessica Barksdale, “Let's End This Now”
  1:30 pm -  3:00 pm Fun activity/fellowship for Youth Festival
  2:15 pm -  2:30 pm  Break for adults
  2:30 pm -  4:15 pm    NFSPS Inc Contest Awards  
  3:15 pm to 4:15 pm  Youth Poetry Workshop
Caleb “The Negro Artist” 
Making Your Performance Pop
  4:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Break
  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Youth Poetry Slam and open mic
  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Reception Cash Bar 
  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Dinner - 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADULT SLAM FINALISTS
Poem by invocation contest winner
Poem by youth slam winner

Keynote begins at 7:30 

  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Georgia Keynote Speaker
LadyVee DaPoet
The Power of Poetry to Change Minds & Change Lives
  8:30 pm  -  8:45 pm Break   
  8:45 pm - 10:00 pm Open Mic Poetry Reading 
First half hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)
  10:00 pm - 12:00 pm  NU PIC (slam event-all are welcome!)     

 

    Georgia Poetry Society Showcase Day
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024 7:30 am  -  8:30 am   Open Mic poetry reading 
Host: Henry Panowitsch
First half hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)
  9:00 am -  5:30 pm   Book Room Open 
  8:30 am -  5:00 pm  Registration Open in Bookroom
  8:30 am -  9:30 am  State President’s meeting  
  9:30 am -  9:45 am  Break 
  9:45 am  -  12:00 pm    Plenary Session  (elections, reports, delegate votes) 
 

9:45 am  -  12:00 pm   

Slam Performance Workshop for nonmembers
Jonathan Samuel Eddie From the Page to the Stage
  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm  Luncheon  - Poem by Invocation Contest winner 

 Manningham Winners
 
  12:45 pm  -  1:00 pm  Break 
  1:00 pm  -   3:00 pm  Georgia State Showcase
1:00 pm -  2:00  pm  Anthony and Jill Cordova 
                                     Poetry as a Tool to Advance Social Change
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm   Barbara Barry-Nishanian 
                                     Georgia Poetry Society President
                                    Chani Butler, Elizabeth Michaud, 
                                        Katherine Kincers, Alice Johnson           
  3:30 pm  – 5:30 pm  NFSPS Inc Contest Awards 
 

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm 

Autograph signing at book room for Speakers
  5:00 pm –  8:00 pm    Reception Cash Bar
  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm   Dinner -  Poem by invocation contest winner  

CUP winners 
  6:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  
ROUND THREE:   FINALS 
 

 

Begins after the Slam Finals 

(approximately 11:00 pm )

Open Mic Poetry Reading 
Host: Big Bailey
First half hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024  8:00 am -  9:00 a.m.  Open Mic Poetry Reading Host: Julie Cummings
  9:30 am -  2:15 pm    BOOK ROOM Pick Up All Books (no Sales)
  9:30 am - 11:45 am   Ihor Pavlyuk  
Writing  Poetry Under Fire
Joe Cavanaugh, Moderator
  12:00 pm -  2:00 pm   Luncheon - Poem by Invocation Contest winner 
Blackberry Peach Spoken Word Winners 
Ed Mabrey, Jezmin Daniels, Joshua Russell
  2:00 pm- 2:15 pm  Break
  2:15 pm - 4:00 pm    Workshop by Keynote Tamika Harper
Poetry is My Passion 
Poetry is My Purpose 
Poetry is My Power
  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Autograph signing for keynote
  4:15 to 5:00          Book Room-pick up all books (no sales)  
  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Reception Cash Bar 
  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Gala Dinner for all! 
Dress up in your finest!
- Poem by Invocation Contest winner 
  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Keynote Address  GEORGIAME 

Freeing All to Trust Their Voice and Use it to Free Others

  8:30 pm -  8:45 pm   Break 
  8:45 pm to finish  NFSPS Inc Contest Awards  
 

Begins after Contest Awards

10:00 pm 

Open Mic Poetry Reading 

Host LadyVee DaPoet
First half hour no more than 3 minute poem.  
Second half hour, longer poems allowed. 
(no essays, readings of non-poetry)

 MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024  Safe Travels!