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Poetry Discussion: ‘The Earth in the Attic,’ by Fady Joudah

The Writer\'s Center 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD

A discussion led by poet and translator Yvette Neisser Moreno, will feature The Earth in the Attic, by Fady Joudah, an award-winning poet, translator of Mahmoud Darwish, and member of Doctors without Borders. Joudah will be a featured poet at the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. The Earth in the Attic won the Yale Series for Younger Poets in 2007.

This event is sponsored by The Writer's Center and Split This Rock, and is free and open to the public.


The Writer's Center cultivates the creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work. We are an independent literary organization with a global reach, rooted in a dynamic community of writers.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, artists, activists, dreamers, and all concerned world citizens to Washington, DC, for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation, March 10-13, 2010. Featuring Sinan Antoon, Jan Beatty, Cornelius Eady, Martín Espada, Andrea Gibson, Fady Joudah, Wang Ping, Patricia Smith, Arthur Sze, Quincy Troupe, Bruce Weigl, and many more. Readings, workshops, panel discussions, film, a book fair, and public action.

The Writer’s Center is wheelchair-accessible. For more information, please email Yvette at yvettenm (at) verizon (dot) net, or call 301-879-1959. The Earth in the Attic is available for purchase for $16 at The Writer’s Center and Busboys and Poets.






Sunday Kind of Love

Busboys and Poets 1025 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Featuring Kathy Engel, author of Ruth’s Skirts and coeditor of We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon. The event will be hosted by Katy Richey and Sarah Browning.

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.

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!

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016

Various Venues Below Albany, NY

Join one of IPS's closest allies, Split This Rock, for a four-day festival celebrating poetry of witness and resistance, featuring some of the most visionary voices of our time.

Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism 2017

Arts Club of Washington 2017 I Street, NW, Washington, DC

Please join Split This Rock and The CrossCurrents Foundation for an inspiring reception, ceremony, and reading.

$10 – $25