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Upcoming Festivals

Louder Than a Bomb 2016!   

Split This Rock and poetryN.O.W. are proud to announce the return of Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth poetry competition and festival in the DMV!  Between April 30th and May 7th, teenage poets from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will come together to participate in friendly slam competition and several city wide workshops.  The Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, May 7th will culminate the one-week festival, where one team will be crowned the 2016 LTAB DMV Champions. Learn more on the event website.

LTAB DMV 2016- Day 1 Prelims 1, Saturday, April 30, 5-7pm, Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St., NE, Washington, DC 20017. Come out and support one of these four teams as they compete for a spot in the LTAB 2016 Finals! Learn more on the Facebook event page.

LTAB DMV 2016 Day 1 Prelims 2, Saturday, April 30, 5-7pm, Busboys and Poets, 1025 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. Come out and support one of these four teams as they compete for a spot in the LTAB 2016 Finals! Learn more on the Facebook event page.

LTAB DMV 2016 Day 2 Prelims 2, Sunday, May 1, 5-7pm, Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St., NE, Washington, DC 20017. Come out and support one of these four teams as they compete for a spot in the LTAB 2016 Finals! Learn more on the Facebook event page.

LTAB DMV 2016 Day 2 Prelims 2, Sunday, May 1, 5-7pm, Busboys and Poets, 1025 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20001. Come out and support one of these four teams as they compete for a spot in the LTAB 2016 Finals! Learn more on the Facebook event page.

LTAB FINALS! Saturday, May 7, 3-5pm, GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010. Learn more on the Facebook event page and purchase tickets here!

Recurring Events

Split This Rock Writing Workshops - Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday (May 4 & 18)

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - 6:30 to 8:30pm  - Split This Rock Office, Institute for Policy Studies 6th Floor Conference Room, 1301 Connecticut St, NW, Suite #600, Washington, DC 20036. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Split This Rock, in collaboration with The Beltway Poetry Slam, hosts bi-monthly writing workshops on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month. All ages are welcome; no need to RSVP. FREE! Just come ready to write! Split This Rock's programs are made possible in part by grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. For more information, email info@splitthisrock.org, call 202-787-5210.

Sunday Kind of Love (May 15)

Sunday Kind of Love is held monthly on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 5 to 7:00pm -  Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20009. Cost: $5. Every month, Split This Rock partners with Busboys and Poets to bring you Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, the event offers a stage for emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Sunday Kind of Love includes featured poets and an open mic segment. Purchase tickets online or at the door, if still available. Visit the Sunday Kind of Love web page for more information.

Youth Open Mic - Every 3rd Saturday (May 21)

Held monthly on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 5pm - Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street, NW, Washington DC.  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 Joseph Green (Youth Programs Coordinator, DC Youth Slam Team) and teen members of the DC Youth Slam Team.  Sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets. Visit Busboys and Poets website for more info and tickets.

Split This Rock Teen Poetry Workshops

Stay tuned for more information on the weekly writing workshop schedule! Workshops are free and open to all teens. For more information, email Joseph Green at joseph@splitthisrock.org or visit the Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team Facebook page. It does not matter if you have a little or a lot of experience: just bring yourself and a pen.

Floetic Fridays Youth Open Mic

Every last Friday from 5 to 8:00pm - Freestyle Youth Center, 651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington DC. 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.)