Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018 - Program & Schedule
Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018 invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for three 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.
REGISTER ONLINE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL!
Early bird rates available until Friday, February 23. Online registration ends March 28. On-site registration available during the festival (see schedule for specific times).
Keep watch for when the festival mobile app goes live! You'll be able to download it to stay updated!
Click the links below to view each day's program. All venues are wheelchair accessible.
NOTE: Schedule below is subject to slight changes.
Thursday, April 19
9:30am - 7 pm ON-SITE FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
11 am - 12:30 pm
“Affirm, Ground & Heal, In that Order” (Workshop)
Crossing Borders Before and After Now (Panel)
Quitting History! Poets Penning Liberation (Reading)
Tributes to Poets Lost Since Split This Rock 2016 (Open Mic)
Presenter: Rosamond S. King
1:30 - 3 pm
Arabic/English Poetry Game Workshop (Workshop)
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology Book Launch (Reading & Discussion)
Poetics of the Veteran Art Movement: Warrior Writers/Combat Paper (Panel)
Seniors for Social Justice (Reading)
Sister Love: Celebrating the Letters between Pat Parker and Audre Lorde (Panel)
Wordplay: Poetry & Self-Advocacy for Youth with Autism (Workshop)
3:30 - 5 pm
The Deaf Poets Society Reading (Reading)
No More Masks? 45 Years of Women in Poetry (Panel)
Presenters: Mario Chard, Camille T. Dungy, Erika Meitner, Phillip Metres, Maggie Smith, David Thacker
Shifting & Showing Cultures: A QTPOC Poetics Ritual (Panel)
Translators as Activists, Curators, and Cultural Interpreters (Panel)
Writing Climate Change: Environmental Justice & the Power of Storytelling (Workshop)
7 - 8:30 pm - FEATURED READING & BOOK SIGNING
Camille T. Dungy, Sharon Olds, Javier Zamora
Followed by a book signing. Books will be available for sale by Split This Rock partner Busboys & Poets Books.
10 pm - 12 am - OPEN MIC
Open to the public. Free to festival registrants, $5 for all others.