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Readings, Open Mics, and Workshops

Important Update: Split This Rock entered a fallow season on July 1, 2021, and all of our external programming and publishing efforts are on pause until April 1, 2022. We’re excited for time to dig into deeper wells of creativity for: 1) expanding the organizations’ capacity for working towards liberation; 2) defining more concretely what working towards liberation means at Split This Rock; 3) increasing the impact of our poetry, resistance, and community building offerings; and 4) more deeply aligning the organization’s mission with its systems, protocols, and practices. Learn more about the inspiration, projects, and goals for fallow season at the News from Split This Rock webpage. Visit the fallow season webpage to explore responses to frequently asked questions. We’re eager to continue engaging with you! To be invited to fallow season community gatherings we’ll be hosting, be sure to complete this online form.

All programming referenced below is paused for fallow season.


Sunday Kind of Love Reading & Open Mic Series - Paused for Fallow Season

The monthly Sunday Kind of Love Reading & Open Mic Series takes place at the 14th & V Streets location of Busboys and Poets the third Sunday of the month, 5-7 pm, co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets. The series presents a diverse line-up of prominent local and national poets to a lively and engaged audience. Only $5. 

Workshops - Paused for Fallow Season

Split This Rock also offers frequent poetry workshops, attended by a wide diversity of practicing writers, from beginners to well established poets. Past workshop leaders include: John Murillo, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Brenda Hillman, Gayle Danley, Jericho Brown, and Eduardo C. Corral, among others. Currently, there are a free bi-monthly poetry writing workshops, held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, as well as workshops specifically for teens.