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Floricanto in Washington: A Multicultural Reading in Response to SB 1070

True Reformer Building 1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join us as over 20 poets lend their energy and language to a group reading in response to Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and in resistance to the atmosphere of national xenophobia under which the bill (and its emerging counterparts) were created.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Opening Exhibit and Reading

Gallery 31, The Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th St NW, Washington, DC

The Corcoran Gallery of Art presents 'Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here', a collection of 130 broadsides celebrating our collective cultural voice and representing the deaths and injuries of the March 2007 car bomb on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.

100 Thousand Poets for Change, DC: Poetry Walk of Shame

Outside the Embassy of Yemen 2319 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Join Split This Rock and Foreign Policy in Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, as we give voice to some of those poets for one day. We’ll take a short walk to the embassies of three countries -- Yemen, Burma,... and Turkmenistan -- where citizens have no right to free speech, where poets, writers, and other freedom lovers have been threatened, arrested, and murdered for their words and their activism.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

Various venues in U Street neighborhood Washington, DC

Split This Rock offers participants opportunities to speak out, make common cause, and explore the many ways poets are working for change through their writing, activism, and community work.

Obama, Give me Five!

Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC

Attend an exciting evening with actor, director and activist Danny Glover, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, an art exhibit, poerty music and more, all in support of freeing the Cuban 5 and normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations.

March Sunday Kind of Love

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Come out to Split This Rock's March monthly series, featuring this month Jericho Brown and Remica Bingham.

Author Event: Tenuous Chapel

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

IPS joins Split This Rock to celebrate Melissa Tuckey's launch of her award-winning first book.

Split This Rock 5th Anniversary Gala

McLean Gardens Ballroom 3811 Porter Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join IPS, Split This Rock and Richard Blanco, poet of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, for a mimosa brunch celebration.

Inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism

Goethe Institut 812 7th St, NW, Washington, DC

Join IPS, Split This Rock and The CrossCurrents Foundation in recognizing Eliza Griswold for her work collecting and introducing the folk poems of Afghan women to America.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2014

Farragut Square Neighborhood Washington, DC

Come to Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 with poets, writers, activists, and dreamers coming to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation.

Poetry Database Launch Party and Silent Auction

Busboys and Poets - Brookland 625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC

The Institute for Policy Studies is a proud co-sponsor of Split This Rocks' celebration featuring DJ Phenomejon, poetry readings and performances, a demonstration of the database, and a silent auction!

Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Finals

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Join IPS ally Split This Rock at the 2016 finals of their teen poetry slam showdown where one team will be crowned the LTAB champions.