Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam Starts TOMORROW in Atlanta!

ROOTERS! > > My name is Sheba ... Bethsheba ... Queen Sheba ...

I am proud card carrying Rooter and have met most of you. For those that I haven't ... HELLO! *waves* :-)

I am one of the 5 organizers of the second largest poetry slam in the country and the largest festival that has ever hit Atlanta - which starts with our Meet & Greet tomorrow 6-8P at Castleberry Point outside in the courtyard. Free wine & munchies. Come and meet the other organizers and some early bird poets.

All remaining activities will be in the Castleberry Hill Arts District (Peters and Walkers St., right after the West End exits off of 20).  I encourage all of you to come out to one of the nights AT LEAST Finals night! This Sat June 11th @ The Holiday Inn Select 450 Capital Ave doors 7 Poetry Slam @8. Yes, there's a cash bar, vendors, a Dj... if you've never been to a poetry slam...

2 things ...1-this is for ADULTS! and 2-You will have the best time of your life I PROMISE! ;-)

 36 Poetry Slam Teams from across the country will be jockeying for a spot in the top 4 to make it to FINALS night on Saturday for the FINAL battle for $7500! (yes, you read that correctly) Wenwill start promptly at 8P! Come camera ready, there will be several film crews taping for TV!

 Don't worry you can still dress casual cute; the ballroom was the most centralized area that we all knew YOU would know how to get to that would hold over 500 people!

I have the honor of co-hosting finals (and some of the preliminary bouts on Wed-Fri) along side the founder of Black on Black Rhyme, the largest poetry troupe in the world's, CEO Keith Rogers!

Those of you familiar with my hosting style, add Keith and all I'm sayin' is your make-up won't last the night, ladies and gents, might as well wear a cotton shirt. Hilarious meets extra hilarious.

You can purchase tickets to the preliminary bouts and/or Finals see all 36 teams Wed - Fri from myself at any time by call/texting: 404-697-9734. You can purchase FINALS ADVANCE DISCOUNT tickets until Sat June 11th @6PM or by going to our official website: www.southernfriedpoetryslam.com Of course you can pay at the door but why pay $5 more bux? > There are TONS of FREE activities during the day and several YOUTH segments if you have children that are out of school and need something constructive to do! ;-)

The Schedule is below: Print it out, carry it in your purse, put it on the fridge! Take a pic and keep it in your phone ...whatever you have to do.

If you happen to lose it :-) you can always go to: www.southernfriedpoetryslam.com to see what's going on and remember this is a multiple day and venue event! Which means there will be activities going on in 3-4 different venues at a time! A lot of your favorite poets will be hosting F/Emcee-ing the competitive bouts, teaching workshops and involved with our community service activities so make sure you come out, walk around and check it all out! All the venues are within walking distance of each other in Castleberry. Please check out the website for complete addresses.

One last and very important thing: If you are going on the morning run/jog/walk with me PLEASE make sure to HYDRATE the night before (not with liquor! ;-) with gatorade and/or water ... 50/50 of both would be awesome and again in the AM.  Our sponsor will have some drinks for us and we are NOT going far; 1-2 miles max. Those that want to run further with me can after the group run. PLEASE make sure to bring the proper work out clothing and shoes. Socks are important and often over looked. > > > > If you have ANY questions please feel free to call or text me: 404-697-9734

-Your neighborhood Poet/Community Activist
Queen Sheba

Schedule of Events
(All Events, Times, and Venues are Subject to Change)

 EVENT SCHEDULE TIME LOCATION

Tuesday 6/7/11
 Meet & Greet 6pm Castleberry Pointe Court Yard
Welcome Mixer/Open Mic 9pm Sous Whisky Marin

Wednesday 6/8/11
Poet/Volunteer Registration Check-In 12-3pm Host Hotel: Hotel Lobby
Mandatory Poet Orientation/Bout Draw 4pm Host Hotel: Conference Room
Mandatory Volunteer Orientation 4pm Host Hotel: 2nd Floor Hospitality Suite
Preliminary Competitions
(Round 1) 6:30pm LOFT at Castleberry, Sous Whisky Marin, Elliott St. Pub
Beauty vs Brawn Open Mic
(hosted by Bluz) MIDNIGHT Inclusive
LGBT Open Mic (hosted by Theresa Davis) MIDNIGHT Respect Stylez Hair Studio

Thursday, 6/9/11
*Yoga/Morning Run/Zumba! 8am Host Hotel: Pool Deck/Workout Room
*Community Service 9am Host Hotel: Lobby
*Youth (Y) & Adult (A) Workshops
(Tavares Stephens (Y), Queen Sheba (Y), Asia Samson (A), Kodac Harrison (A) 10/11am Ray and Joan Kroc Center
Slam Master's Meeting 10am Host Hotel: 2nd Floor Hospitality Suite
Geek Open Mic (hosted by TJ Mendel) 1pm Inclusive
Preliminary Competitions (Round 2) 6:30pm Sous Whisky Marin, Elliott St. Pub, Raw Space ATL
Head-to-Head Haiku (hosted by Tazuo Yamaguchi) MIDNIGHT Inclusive
Hip-Hop Open Mic (hosted by Carlos Robson) MIDNIGHT Secret Location

Friday, 6/10/11
*Yoga/Morning Run 8am Host Hotel: Pool Deck/Workout Room
*Community Service 9am Host Hotel: Lobby
*Youth (Y) & Adult (A) Workshops (Tavares Stephens (Y), Hamza Suni (Y), Shanelle Gabrielle(Y), Red Summer, (A), Abyss (A) 10am Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Center
Slam Master's Meeting 10am Host Hotel: 2nd Floor Hospitality Suite
Slam Master's Slam (hosted by Shakespeare) 1pm Inclusive
Preliminary Competitions (Round 3) 6:30pm Elliott St. Pub, Raw Space ATL,
Inclusive Gauntlet Slam (hosted by Adam “Henzbo” Henze) MIDNIGHT Inclusive
Erotica Open Mic (hosted by Moses “Mo”West) MIDNIGHT Raw Space ATL

Saturday, 6/11/11
*Yoga/Morning Run 8am Host Hotel: Pool Deck/Workout Room
*Community Service 9am Host Hotel: Lobby
*Youth Showcase (hosted by Tavares Stephens) 10am Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Center
*Cookout/Adult Field Day (hosted by Cocktails) 11am Daniel Stanton Park
Finals & After Party Hosted by Queen Sheba & Keith Rodgers
Music by DJ Live! 8pm Holiday Inn-Capitol Conference Center - Piedmont Ballroom

Sunday, 6/11/11
Southern Fried Peace Out Brunch 10am Cafe 458
Farewell Open Mic Hosted by Queen Sheba Featuring Rising Phoenix & Gemini Slim 8pm Cloud IX (*) denotes that event is free to the general public. All other events besides Finals/After Party are $7 at door and free with purchase of $10 nightly all-access pass. Finals admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

NOTE: All venues are walking distance from each other in the Castleberry Hill Arts District of Atlanta. Post your favorite quotes on our Facebook Page: Southern Fried Poetry Slam

Tweet us during the bout(s): @rusouthernfried
FMI: 404-697-9734

SOUTHERN FRIED | JUNE 8-11TH 2011 | CASTLEBERRY HILL ATLANTA > 19TH ANNUAL TEAM POETRY SLAM FESTIVAL

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