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Program & Schedule - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, activism—opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.

All venues are wheel chair accessible. 

Click the links below to view each day's program. Also, join us for this very special kick-off event:

Library of Congress Kick-Off Event with Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States. 7pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Coolidge Auditorium, FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Thomas Jefferson Building of Library of Congress, Ground Floor, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540.
21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera will celebrate the conclusion of his term of his laureateship. Book sales and signing will follow.  Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division. Further event details are available on the Library of Congress' website.


Sunday, April 17


​Rigoberto González, Zeina Hashem Beck, Linda Hogan, and a former member of the award winning DC Youth Slam Team, Hannah Smallwood

National Geographic, Grosvenor Auditorium
1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036  [Map]
Entrance on M Street
(Books will be available for sale by Upshur Street Books)