NFSPS Convention: Voices Set Free!

 

 

 

Reserve your room at the DoubleTree Hilton in Roswell, Georgia by May 5, 2024  

Convention Room price includes parking and breakfast. 
Booking Link: https://group.doubletree.com/dkyp1w    

The NFSPS Group Code is 90G 
This code is automatically filled in when clicking the link above. 

Reservations may also be made via telephone by calling 770-992-9600, #1 for reservations and referencing the Group Code. Please secure your rooms early and register all guests staying in the guest room.  

NFSPS Annual Convention June 2024
Start Date: June 5, 2024 End Date: June 10, 2024
 
NFSPS - FULL - Convention 2024 Package ****REGISTRATION****
  • NFSPS - FULL - Convention 2024 Package ****REGISTRATION****
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$338.00

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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BBP SLAM PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
  • BBP SLAM PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION
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$180.00

This registration is for the 2024 BlackBerry Peach National Poetry Slam competition only. It includes a year's dues to the NFSPS state poetry society of your choice. If you are a state poetry society or long-running poetry venue, this registration also includes a free berth for a youth poet. Please contact Noirjente for more information on the slam competition and the Youth Mini-Festival. This does not include hotel rooms or meals. Please register for meals separately and reserve your room in the convention hotel using the link above. You are not fully registered for the competition until you receive an email from Noirjente confirming your registration.

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All Meals
  • All Meals
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$213.00

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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NFSPS, Inc 

Voices Set Free

June 5 - June 10, 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) 
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Slam Orientation 
  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Writing Workshop: Poetry and Tango
  5:30 pm  Pizza Party!
  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 Rotunda 
  9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Book Room (set up only, no sales) 
   10:00 am - 12:00 pm You Be the Judge Open Mic 
  12:30 pm  Taco Party!
  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:  DeVeata Williams Lady Vee The Poet
Slam: Noir Jente
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 Winners read 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
Welcome: Barbara Nishanian President GPS
  9:00 a.m. -  5:30 pm Book Room Open
  8:30 am  - 11:00 am NFSPS Inc Contest Awards
  10:00 am - 11:00 am  Youth Poetry Workshop 
  11:00 am - 11:15 am  Break
  11:15 am – 12:15 pm Youth Poetry Workshop
Dhayana Alejandrina   
The Collaborative Story Building 
  11:00 am  -  11:45 am Workshop for Adults 
John Hinton  
Turning the Tangible into the Intangible
  12:15 pm -  2:15  pm Luncheon - 
Poem by Invocation Contest winner
Barbara Stevens Manuscript Award @ 1:15 pm
  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
  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
  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Georgia Keynote Speaker
LadyVee  
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 
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 those not attending Plenary
  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 and Social Justice
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Sheema Kalbasi    
                                      Seven Valleys of Love               
3:00 pm -  3:30 pm   Barbara Nishanian 
                                      Georgia Poetry Society 
  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  
Youth slam winner reader 
CUP winners 
  6:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Blackberry Peach Poetry Slam  
ROUND THREE:   FINALS 
  11:00? 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)

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024  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   Ihor Pavlyuk  
Writing  Poetry Under Fire
  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    Workshop by Keynote Tamika Harper
  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  Tamika Harper
  8:30 pm -  8:45 pm   Break 
  8:45 pm to finish  NFSPS Inc Contest Awards  
  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)
 MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024  Optional tour please email admin@nfsps.net if you are interested in a tour of the Roswell area. We need 40 interested people. There will be a fee.