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Split This Rock Teen Poetry Workshops at MLK Library Teen Space

Weekly writing workshops are held on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30pm at Martin Luther King Library Teen Space, located at 901 G St, NW, Washington, DC.  The library is accessible by the Gallery Pl/ Chinatown metro station.  Workshops are free and open to all teens.  For more information, email Jonathan Tucker at


Youth Open Mic - Every 3rd Saturday

Held monthly on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 5pm at Busboys and Poets (5th & K).  Youth-focused and youth-led , Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere. Youth Open Mic is presented by Busboys and Poets in partnership with DC Youth Slam Team and Split This Rock.  Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker (Coach, DC Youth Slam Team) and teen members of the DC Youth Slam Team.  Sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.  More info here.


Floetic Fridays Youth Open Mic - July 25

Every last Friday from 5pm – 8pm at Freestyle Youth Center, 651 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. A youth open mic series open to all with free giveaways, free condoms, free HIV testing, and an open mic! Presented by RealTalkDC & Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team. (Note: Adult language may be used.)


Summer Voices - Youth Open Mic at THEARC feat. DCYST - July 26

Saturday July 26, 5pm - 8pm at THEARC, Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, D.C. A FREE open mic hosted by the DC Youth Slam Team.


Split This Rock Teen Poetry Workshop at Benning Rd Library - July 31

Thursday July 31, 4pm - 6pm at 3935 Benning Rd NE, Washington, D.C. Led by Brandon Douglas. Free & open to all teens. Split This Rock Teaching Artist Brandon Douglas is a poet, emcee, and actor born and raised in Washington, DC. He was on the DC Youth Slam Team in 2009 and has been volunteering with the team ever since. A member of the production team multiple years with City at Peace DC, a youth group using theatre arts to teach nonviolent conflict resolution and cross cultural dialogue, Brandon is well versed in issues of oppression, inequality, theatre, and workshop facilitation. He has worked as a Peer Educator with Metro Teen AIDS and is a graduate of the Public Allies program. He serves the DC Youth Slam Team as a mentor and Teaching Artist, working with students in after school programs such as Higher Achievement. Brandon regularly hosts poetry slams and appreciates eccentric people.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic featuring Michelle Chan Brown, Kate Gale, & Douglas Kearney - August 17

Sunday August 17, 5pm - 7pm at Busboys and Poets, 14th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Featuring Michelle Chan Brown, Kate Gale, & Douglas Kearney. Co-hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey. Co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock. Cost: $5 Purchase tickets and learn more here.