We're excited to announce the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival Book Fair! The book fair welcomes presses, MFA programs, writing organizations, social justice groups, and other organizations focusing on social justice writing and poetry to exhibit at the Humans Rights Campaign Equality Forum, which will act as the festival hub, housing registration and panels. We expect over 400 poets and activists to attend from all over the country.
What: Split This Rock Poetry Festival Book Fair
When: Saturday March 29 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC
How Much? Only $25!
Space is limited.
Questions? Can't access either form? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-787-5210.
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, and 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.
Early Bird Rates Have Been Extended to Friday, February 14th.
Download this year's schedule in PDF format:
*Schedule is Subject to Change - Last updated 2/14/14*
Interested in volunteering? Apply here!
Split This Rock values individuals of all abilities and strives to make its programs and materials accessible to all. The festival’s four venues and hotel were selected with accessibility in mind, to ensure that people with mobility disabilities can attend. Large print program books will be available at the festival by request. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to request accommodation for a particular need, please contact Camisha Jones at email@example.com or 202-787-5210.
Split This Rock & The CrossCurrents Foundation present the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism to:
for her work collecting & introducing the folk poems
of Afghan women to America
(Eliza Griswold photo by: Antonin Kratochvil)
Split This Rock is pleased to announce the 16 poets who will feature at the fourth national biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness in Washington, DC, March 27-30, 2014. Among the most significant and artistically vibrant writing and performing today, they also exhibit exemplary public citizenship as activists, teachers, and supporters of marginalized voices. The poets to be featured are Sheila Black, Franny Choi, Eduardo C. Corral, Gayle Danley, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Wang Ping, Claudia Rankine, Tim Seibles, Myra Sklarew, Danez Smith, and Anne Waldman. They represent the great diversity of poets writing and performing in the United States today.
Split This Rock depends on a strong financial foundation. Your tax-deductible contribution supports grassroots outreach, communications, and planning for the biennial festival and other programs — and helps us create a stable organization you can count on to serve your interests as a socially engaged poet. Gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. We hope you'll consider giving $50, $100, or more—or adding a recurring donation. Donate online or mail contributions to: Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. We thank you.
Featured in the 2013/14 Catalogue for Philanthropy:
"One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region."