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Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2014

March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am - March 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. Featuring readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, activism, the festival offers opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change. Registration ends on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Featured Poets: Sheila Black, Franny Choi, Eduardo C. Corral, Gayle Danley, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, Myra Sklarew, Danez Smith, Anne Waldman, and Wang Ping.

Readings, Panels & Workshops: Visit our website for the most up-to-date information regarding the festival sessions.

Activism: At every festival, we take poetry to the streets of the nation’s capital to demand a new world based on justice.

Share Your Poetry: The festival will include several open mic events

Major contributors to the festival are Busboys and Poets, Institute for Policy Studies, and Teaching for Change.

Please register and/or get more information.


March 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am
March 30, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
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