Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness
Poetry by and for the 99%!
March 22-25, 2012Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four 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.
As people’s movements ignite here at home and throughout the world in response to economic inequality, political repression, and environmental degradation, the festival will consider the relationship of poets and poetry to power and to the challenges to power. We will also celebrate the life and work of poet-essayist-teacher-activist June Jordan on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation & witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Please join us in March!
- Early-bird rate: $75 (after February 22: $100)
- Student rate: $40
- Day rate: $40 ($20 for students) except Sunday ($25/$10)
- Scholarships are available
- For the first time, pre-order Split This Rock T-shirts when you register!
If it's easier, you can register by mail. The early bird rate is yours until February 22, 2012. Register here for the full festival or a single day. Scholarships are available; see our festival scholarship page for more information.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. —June Jordan