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Split This Rock's Commitment to Accessibility

Split This Rock is committed to making Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018 as accessible as possible.

As stated within our core values: “Split This Rock values individuals of all abilities and strives to make its programs and materials accessible to all.”

Our goal is to present a festival and other programs that are inclusive of all and include no barriers to participation. As a tiny non-profit organization operating within a world that often is not accessible, we know that it is not realistic to promise 100% accessibility. However, we pledge to do our best.

Here’s what we can promise: We have designed the organization’s website,, to be ADA compliant. When online forms are not accessible, we offer alternate ways of submitting poems, registration, or proposals. Venues for Split This Rock events are wheelchair accessible. Large-print program books will be available at the festival. Featured poet readings will include ASL interpreters. We have in the past been able to provide volunteer guides and other support and will strive to do so again, upon request.

Split This Rock welcomes people with disabilities as organizers, volunteers, featured poets, presenters, and participants. We invite our full community to help in making our work available and accessible to all.

We welcome nursing mothers and parents with babies under the age of 1 to join us for the festival. In doing so, we trust parents to consider their infant's disposition and use discretion to avoid causing a distraction during activities. For help finding a private space for breastfeeding, parents may visit the information table at the National Housing Center.

The Festival is a  **Fragrance-free** space. Guests are asked to please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other synthetically scented or perfumed products including clothing freshly laundered with chemical detergents. Thanks!

Need accessible transportation while at the festival? A shuttle is available to assist people in getting to venues. See the schedule below.

If you have any accessibility needs, comments, and or questions, please let us know at, or call (202) 787-5210. The festival registration form is also available to be downloaded as a hard copy in Word or as a PDF. If you are in need of a more accessible way to register, please contact our office.

Onsite registration is available during the festival!


The shuttle is provided to offer greater accessibility at the festival and thus offers priority to those for whom transportation is a necessary accommodation. All attendees are asked to honor this commitment.


  Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Nat'l Housing Center:
1201 15th St NW 
1310 L St. NW  
Sumner School
1201 17th St NW
Departs Starting Point 10:00AM 10:15 10:30 10:45
    11:00 11:15 11:30
    12:00 12:15  
    12:30 12:45 1:00
    1:15 1:30 1:45
    Dropoff at 2 | Pickup at 3:00 3:15 3:30
    3:45 4:00 4:15
    Dropoff at 4:30 | Pickup at 5:00 5:15 5:30
  6:00 6:15    
  6:30 6:45    
  7:00 Dropoff at 7:15 | Pickup at 8:15    
  Final Destination 8:30 pm      



  Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW   
Nat'l Housing Center
1201 15th St NW                                          
1310 L St. NW
Sumner School
1201 17th St NW              
Lafayette Park
Departs 8:30AM 8:40AM     9:00AM
  9:20AM 9:30AM     10:10AM
    10:30 10:45 11:00  
    11:15 11:30 11:45  
    12:00 12:15 12:30  
    12:45 1:00 1:15  
    1:30 1:45 2:00  
    2:15 2:30 2:45  
    3:00 3:15 3:30  
    3:45 4:00 4:15  
    4:30 4:45 5:00  
    5:15 5:30 5:45  
  Drop off at 6PM, BREAK, Depart 6:25PM Drop off 6:30PM - Last stop      


  Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Nat'l Housing Center
1201 15th St NW
Sumner School
1201 17th St NW
Departures:  10:30AM 10:45AM 11:00AM
  11:15AM 11:30AM 11:45AM
  12:00PM 12:15PM 12:30PM
  12:45PM 1:00PM 1:15PM
    1:30PM 1:45PM
    Drop off 2:00PM | Pick up 2:45PM 3:00PM
    3:15PM 3:30PM
    3:45PM 4:00PM
    4:15PM 4:30PM
    4:45PM 5:00PM
    5:15PM 5:30PM
  6:15PM Final Drop Off 6:30PM