Registration for Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2014 is Now Open!
We're thrilled to announce that registration
is now open for Split
This Rock Poetry Festival, March 27-30, 2014.
Split This Rock Poetry
Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 invites poets, writers,
activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry,
community building, and creative transformation.
workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, and activism, the
festival offers opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection
and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for
The fourth biennial festival will take place March 27-30, 2014,
in Washington, DC. Click here
to register today. Only $85 if you register by Februrary 1. And only $45
We know it's going to be an
extraordinary four days. More information is below and on the website.
We hope you'll consider making a donation when you register, too, to help
others attend. You'll be prompted on the registration page.
Finally, please help us
spread the word - scroll down for ways you can help.
Thank you! We can't wait to see you in March!
Split This Rock
10 Reasons to Join Us for
This Rock Poetry Festival 2014:
voices for justice & peace - Where else are you
going to hear readings by 16 of the most artistically vibrant and
important poets writing today (Pulitzer Prize winners, slam champions,
Yale Younger poets...) all on the same stage? See video from 2012 here.
here they are - Sheila Black, Franny Choi, Eduardo C.
Corral, Gayle Danley, Natalie Diaz, Joy Harjo, Maria Melendez Kelson,
Yusef Komunyakaa, Dunya Mikhail, Shailja Patel, Wang Ping, Claudia
Rankine, Tim Seibles, Myra Sklarew, Danez Smith, and Anne Waldman.
Read their bios here.
conversations - Panels this year on rethinking the
city, publishing in Spanish, poetry & the environmental crisis,
classroom politics, and lots more essential topics.
for your mind, body & spirit -
Make poetry broadsides, stretch your body and mind, write about race
and across race, learn strategies for strengthening your craft
and your social justice practice. Read about them all here.
readings! - Themed group readings by women
veterans, Vietnamese American poets, Latinos living in the Heartland,
and many more.
of the future - Youth poets will read, lead writing
workshops, teach participants how to nurture youth voices in their own
communities, and generally school the grownups on kicking ass and
in the streets - With our world crying out for
equity and justice, poets will take to the streets with the imaginative
and transformative power of poetry. Watch video of previous street
- That's right, all this for the early-bird rate of only $85. Register
today! On February 1 the rate goes up to $120. Click here to save today.
are only $45 - And scholarships and group rates are
available. We want everyone to be able to attend, regardless of
ability to pay. Details are here.
locations! - This year the festival will be
clustered in the Farragut Square neighborhood of downtown DC, the
heart of the capital's social justice community - events will be at
the headquarters of major labor unions and organizations working for
peace, justice, and environmental change. All within very easy walking
distance of one another and the Metro and bus lines.
So many more reasons, too -
Meet up with old friends, make new connections in poetry and activist
circles, explore and celebrate the ways that poetry can be an agent for
change, read and perform at open mics... Four days of transformative events
in our nation's capital!
Spread the Word!
this announcement to your Facebook, Twitter, or
post cards to your friends and colleagues and/or leave
stacks at libraries, cafes, and bookstores. Contact Camisha Jones to
get a stack: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student? Have your institution sponsor a group of
students for a special group rate. Contact Camisha at the email above
to sponsor? It's a great way to support the festival and
get lots of visibility with leaders in the literary and social justice
worlds. Contact Sarah Browning at email@example.com
for more information.
Contact Camisha or Sarah - we'd love your help!
This Rock Collaborate
This Rock and Poetry
magazine announce a collaboration: A special portfolio in the March 2014
issue of Poetry, with
new poems by poets to be featured at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2014.
Timed to coincide with
Split This Rock's fourth biennial national festival,
the portfolio will be co-edited by Poetry
editor Don Share and Split This Rock Executive Director Sarah
Browning, with an introduction by Browning. The portfolio will also be
the focus of the magazine's monthly podcast.
founded in 1912, is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the
English-speaking world. Subscribe to the magazine here.