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Split This Rock Youth Programs

Split This Rock is committed to fostering the voices of the next generation of poets. Our youth programs operate year-round to offer exceptional learning, writing, bonding, and performance opportunities to young people interested in the power of language.

We sponsor the DC Youth Slam Team, Louder Than A Bomb – DMV, and The World & Me Poetry Contest. Our teaching artists and teens also host monthly open mics and poetry slams, and are frequently leading workshops, teaching classes, and performing for schools, community groups, NGO’s, and demonstrations.

The DC Youth Slam Team  +  Teaching Artists  +  Louder Than a Bomb-DMV  +  The World & Me Poetry Contest


Weekly Poetry Workshops
Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30pm

BBP YOM poster

MLK Library Teen Space
2nd Floor
901 G Street, NW
Room 208
Washington, DC 20001 
Gallery Pl/ Chinatown metro
Free and open to all teens

Our Youth Open Mic Series @Busboys and Poets
3rd Saturday of each month 5 – 7pm

Busboys and Poets 5th & K
1025 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 
Gallery Pl/ Chinatown metro
Doors and list open at 4:30pm
Tickets $5, no refunds


whats goin on now kennedy center photo



dc youth slam team collage