NFSPS Convention Catch Poetry: Stage & Page

Convention Registration


Book your group rate of $149 per night for NFSPS Annual Convention June 2023!

You will find the information for your online Convention Hotel reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask.  Booking your room does not include registration or meals. You must register for those seperately below.  

**SLAM competitors - you are not registered until you get the confirmation email.**

NFSPS Annual Convention Jun 2023
Start Date: June 21, 2023  End Date: June 26, 2023 Last Day to Book: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

West Des Moines Marriott $149 per night (before taxes and fees)

Book your room for NFSPS Annual Convention June 2023

Event Reservation

Jun21

This option, (not for SLAM Competitors) is $245. This allows for full access to all events, presentations, awards, open mics, meals, and all other NFSPS 2023 convention activities, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, JUNE 21-26, 2023 Registrants also get a copy of the 2022 Encore. This does not include hotel rooms. IF YOU PURCHASE THIS OPTION YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL DAY or MEAL PASSES - THEY ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.

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Jun21

NFSPS ZOOM Convention Catch Poetry: Stage & Page

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ZOOM

This is the ZOOM only option. No open mics or SLAM will be shared except Finals. Registrants will receive a 2022 Encore.

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Jun22

Lunch Package

This package is only for lunches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Jun22

All Meals Package

This package is for all meals. Thursday Dinner, Friday Lunch and Dinner, Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Lunch and Dinner.

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NFSPS, Inc 

Catch Poetry: Stage and Page 

June 21 - June 26, 2023 

West Des Moines, Iowa

 Draft Schedule

WEDNESDAY,  June 21, 2023 12:00pm -4:00 pm    Optional Tour 
  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration table opens 
  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Book Room Opens (set up only) 
  4:00       Slam Orientation 
  4:30 pm  Dinner on your own
  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Cash Bar 
  7:00 pm – 11:00 pm STAGE  Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  ROUND ONE

 

THURSDAY, June 22, 2023 9:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration table opens Rotunda 
  9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Book Room (set up only, no sales) 
  9:00 am - 12:30 pm           NFSPS Inc Board Meeting
  12:30  pm    Lunch on your own    
  1:00- 4:00 pm    Book Room opens for sale of books
  1:30 – 4:00 pm         PAGE & STAGE:    IOWA SHOWCASE 
  4:00   Break 
  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Cash Bar
 

5:30 - 6:30 pm  

 

 OPENING Dinner    MEET THE POETS—Pagers & Stagers ICEBREAKER  

  Convention Madness Winners 

  7:00 pm – 11:00 pm     STAGE:  Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  ROUND TWO  
  10:00 pm   Open Mic Poetry Reading 
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2023  7:30 am  -  8:30 am Open Mic Poetry Reading
  9:00 a.m. -  5:30 pm Book Room Open
  8:30 am  - 10:30 am NFSPS Inc Contest Awards
  10:30 am - 10:45 am   Break
  10:45 am  -  11:45 am PAGE:  Debra Marquart  Eco Poetry/ Ekphrastic Poetry
  12:00 pm -  2:15  pm Luncheon - Poem by Invocation Contest winner
Barbara Stevens Manuscript Award
  1:00 pm -  1:15 pm  Break 
  1:15 pm -  2:15 pm    NFSPS Inc Contest Awards  
  2:15 pm -  2:45 pm  Break 
  2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

 STAGE & PAGE:  PANEL DISCUSSION 
How to conduct a slam competition  (State organizers)   Kelsey Bigelow    

Slam Poetry Kevin Campbell Moderating 

  5:00 pm -  5:45 pm   Autograph signing at book room for Speakers 
  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Cash Bar 
  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Dinner - Poem by Invocation Contest winner 
  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm  1st Keynote SPEAKER (Iowa )  Donika Kelly/Akwi Nji/ Ray Youngbear 
  8:30 pm  -  8:45 pm Break   
  8:45 pm - 10:00 pm Open Mic Poetry Reading 
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023  7:30 am  -  8:30 am   Open Mic poetry reading 
  9:00 am -  5:30 pm   Book Room Open 
  8:30 am -  5:00 pm  Registration Open 
  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) 
  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  STAGE & PAGE:  DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF YOUR POETRY  WORKSHOP 
  3:00 pm  – 5:00 pm  NFSPS Inc Contest Awards 
  5:30 pm –  8:00 pm    Cash Bar
  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm   Dinner -  Poem by invocation contest winner  
CUP winners 
  7:00 pm – 11:00 pm   STAGE:  Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  
ROUND THREE:   FINALS 
  10:00? pm  Open Mic Poetry Reading 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023  8:00 am -  9:00 a.m.  Open Mic Poetry Reading 
  9:30 am -  2:15 pm    BOOK ROOM OPEN  
  9:30 am - 11:45 am   PAGE & STAGE: PANEL DISCUSSION
  12:00 pm -  2:00 pm   Luncheon - Poem by Invocation Contest winner 
Blackberry Peach Performance Poetry Winners 
  2:00 pm- 2:15 pm  Break 
  2:15 pm - 4:00 pm    Thomas Sayers Ellis, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, WORKSHOP 
  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Autograph signing for Thomas Sayers Ellis 
  4:00 to 5:00          Book Room-pick up all books (no sales)  
  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   Cash Bar 
  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Dinner - Poem by Invocation Contest winner 
  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Thomas Sayers Ellis, KEYNOTE SPEAKER,  ADDRESS   
  8:30 pm -  8:45 pm   Break 
  8:45 pm to finish  NFSPS Inc Contest Awards  
  10:00? pm  Open Mic Poetry Reading 
 MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2023  9:00 am -  noon   Optional Tour 

 

 

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