Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tis the Give!

Top 10 Reasons to Support Split This Rock

1. Split This Rock Poetry Festival is transformative—poetry by and for the 99%We put Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, and Rachel McKibbens, Women of the World Slam Champion, on the same stage, bringing together poets from across the spectrum—young and old, LGBT and straight, all races and ethnicities, all poetic styles. Affordable, accessible, inspiring, rich, and community building—this festival is a ‘must-attend’ event for ALL. – Maria  Luisa Arroyo

2. Split This Rock is revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form

We promote poetry that awakens us from our slumber and welcomes us to the table of creative democracy—poetry by America’s new voices, wild voices, essential voices. Our curated Poem-of-the-Week series brings this jagged, glad music to thousands across the country.

3. We’re helping DC youth raise their Brave New Voices
Split This Rock Teaching Artists work with students at the intersection of creative writing and social justice, reaching over 300 students through after-school poetry clubs, weekly writing workshops, and monthly open mics and poetry slams. This year the DC Youth Slam Team doubled the students we sent to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival, finishing in the top 10 of over 50 teams!