All readings take place at the
National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Thursday March 27
Joy Harjo, Dunya Mikhail, Danez Smith
Friday March 28
Anne Waldman, Tim Seibles, Maria Melendez Kelson
with 2014 Poetry Contest Winner Karen Skolfield
Saturday March 29
Claudia Rankine, Eduardo C. Corral, Myra Sklarew, Gayle Danley
Yusef Komunyakaa, Wang Ping, Franny Choi
Sunday March 30
Shailja Patel, Sheila Black, Natalie Diaz
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 3/07/14*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-787-5210.
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."