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2020 Virtual Friendraiser

June 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

2020 Virtual Friendraiser

Thank you for your interest in the Southern Word 2020 Virtual Friendraiser. The evening will be feature performance by top Southern Word writers and musicians and include the following breakout sessions:

  • Southern Word and Gear-Up Poetry Workshops with Cameron Mitchell
  • Poetry in Elementary Schools with Jems Destiné
  • Start a Party DJ! with J Pierson
  • UnTabled Business Conversation with Liza Kawaller
  • Conversation: Violence Against Black Men with Shawn Whitsell and Rashad Rayford
  • Grow Through What You Go Through with Southern Word Youth Fellows
  • Building Fiction with Gabriela Gonzales and Brendan Basham
  • Academy of American Poets & LGBTQ+ Youth Writers with Simba Woodard
  • Southern Word in College with Tia Smedley, Jacqui Swift, and Dr. Pinkard
  • Moving Your Music Forward Online with Saran Thompson and Sean De Leon

Please bring your favorite Shelter at Home snack and drink with you to the event. Also, consider supporting a local resturant in your area. If you are in Nashville, our annual Friendraiser caterer Alexander’s Catering is available for take out (https://www.alexanderscatering.com).

If you are unable to join, but would like to support Southern Word, please donate using the button below.


June 11, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT