Friday, March 30, 2018

#SplitThisRock2018 Sessions: Youth

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.

On-site registration is available every day during the festival at the festival hub: National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. A sliding scale of fees is available for full registration, beginning at $200. Student registration (with ID) is $75. One day passes are $85. Two-day passes are $170. 

Full festival schedule with session descriptions is available on the websiteThe Festival Mobile App is Live! Download the free app  for iOS and Android today for easy access to the schedule, session descriptions, presenter bios, and more! Just search your app store for Split This Rock. 

We are pleased to present a selection of youth-focused sessions.

In partnership with the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, several youth-focused sessions on Saturday, April 21 are free and open to the public. These are noted below.

Wordplay: Poetry & Self-Advocacy for Youth with Autism (Workshop)
 Presenter: Donnie Welch

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Conference Room
Thursday, April 19, 1:30-3 pm

Dreaming America: Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Prison (Workshop)
Presenter: Seth Michelson

National Housing Center Room C
Friday, April 20, 1:30-3 pm

20 Years of Voice: Teaching, Writing & Activism with Community-Word Project (Panel)
Presenters: Ellen Hagan, Javan Howard, Michele Kotler, Karla RobinsonNational Housing Center Room D
Saturday, April 21, 9 - 10:30 am

Exploring The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, A Professional Development Session for Educators, Open to All (Workshop)
Presenters: Joseph Green and M. F. Simone Roberts

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Conference Room
Saturday, April 21, 9-10:30 am - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Youth-Led Writing Workshop for All (Workshop)
Led by Members of Split This Rock's Ushindi Performance Tribe
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Conference Room
Saturday, April 21, 11-12:30 pm - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Youth Open Mic - Hosted by Festival Featured Poet Terisa Siagatonu
Mic Open to Young People 20 & Under—Audience Open to All!
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Memorial HallSaturday
April 21, 1:30-3 pm - FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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