Monday, April 2, 2018

#SplitThisRock2018 Sessions: Gender

 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 sessions on the themes of gender. 

No F*cks to Give: Women Poets and Dark Humor (Reading)
Presenters: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Kendra DeColo, Erika Meitner, Shara McCallum,
Tyler Mills

Friday, April 20, 11 am - 12:30 pm
American Association of University Women Room 1

No More Masks! 45 Years of Women in Poetry (Panel)
Presenters: Elizabeth Acevedo, Ellen Bass, Sarah Browning, Solmaz Sharif
Thursday, April 19, 3:30 - 5 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Room 102

Poetics in the Wake of Sexual, Gendered, and Inherited Violence (Panel)
Presenters: Marina Blitshteyn, Cathy Linh Che, Lynn Melnick, Tanya Paperny,
Chet'la Sebree

Friday, April 20, 1:30-3 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Memorial Hall

Carved from the Rock: WOC Poets on Expanding Sanctuary (Reading)
Presenters: Mahogany Browne, Yesenia Montilla, Cynthia Oka, Seema Reza
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3 pm
National Housing Center Room D

Enlarging Poetics: Writing the Fat Body (Reading)
Presenters: Aaron Apps, Jessica Rae Bergamino, Diamond Forde, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Sade LaNay (fka Murphy), Kara van de Graaf, Rachel Wiley
Saturday, April 21, 11 am-12:30 pm
Charles Sumner School, Room 102

Holding Space Beyond the Page: Black Women Writers on Solidarity (Panel)
Presenters: Destiny Birdsong, April Gibson, Kateema Lee, Maya Marshall
Saturday, April 21, 11 am-12:30 pm
National Housing Center Room D

When I Enter: Black Queer Femme Sex, Resistance, and Survival (Reading) 
Presenters: M. Saida Agostini, Xandria Phillips, Casey Lynne Rocheteau, Alison C. Rollins
Saturday, April 21, 11 am-12:30 pm

National Housing Center Room B

Writing from Where We Are: Race, Queerness, and Bearing Witness (Workshop)
Presenters: Kali Boehle-Silva and Bianca Vazquez
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3 pm

Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives Room G-3 

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