Pie Social

Want to Be a Judge at the 2015 Pie Social? Write the Winning Pie-Ku



It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, not that.

Pie Social! The sixth annual event will be the sweetest ever — check out our updated celebrity chef lineup and sharpen your pencils, folks, because it's time once again for Chow Bella's Pie-Ku contest.

And you just might win a spot as a judge on November 21.

For the uninitiated, haiku is Japanese poetry, marked by the number of syllables per line. (Three lines, 5, 7 and 5 syllables, respectively.)


Make the topic pie — that part is very important — and you've got a Pie-Ku.

Write your best Pie-Ku and email it to [email protected] with the subject line "PIE-KU." Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Thursday, November 12.

We will publish our favorites and notify the winner ASAP. You will need to be available from 1 to 2 p.m. (with a little wiggle room on either end) on Saturday, November 21 — and you need to be ready to eat a lot of pie. (No dietary restrictions, please!) 

Forks up, Phoenix! New Times and Roosevelt Row present the sixth annual Pie Social at 2 on Saturday, November 21, at the Bioscience High School at 512 East Pierce Street in Phoenix. If you don't win the reader judge contest, don't fear — there will be plenty of pie for you. You can pay $10 for 5 tasting tickets or bring 2 pies in exchange for 5 tickets. 
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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.