Adding mods to Drupal is pretty easy (and my.poetryslam.com is the alpha release for the next poetryslam.com). The issue is user management and access control. Moving the user accounts along with their membership status is a challenge. I'll get it done, but its taking some time, and I'd like to get this off the ground quicker.
I can make a new section of the forum that allows any member to post a thread in, and only the original poster can comment in the threads. Thread starters will also be able to edit and delete their threads.
If its publicly readable, we might be able to pull the RSS feed into the Facebook page, making it much more visible in the community.
How would that be for a start? Hopefully I will have the new CMS ready by the time this takes off.