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Split This Rock Festival

Join us for 4 days of featured readings at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival! All featured readings are free and open to the public. The reading venue is wheelchair accessible. Teaching for Change will be on hand all 4 days, selling the poets' books. The poets will be happy to sign copies. For more information please visit:


Thursday March 27, 2014 

 7:30 - 9:00 pm Joy Harjo, Dunya Mikhail & Danez Smith

Friday, March 28, 2014.

7:30 - 9:00 pm Anne Waldman, Tim Seibles, Maria Melendez Kelson

Saturday, March 29, 2014.

4:30-6:30 pm Claudia Rankine, Eduardo C. Corral, Myra Sklarew, Gayle Danley

8:30-10:00 pm Yusef Komunyakaa, Wang Ping, Franny Choi

Sunday, March 30, 2014

11:30am-1:00pm Natalie Diaz, Sheila Black, Shailja Patel


Split This Rock Poetry Festival Social Change Book Fair

Saturday, March 29, 2014. 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Human Rights Campaign Equality Center, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC. More info:

In addition to readings, panels, workshops, and opportunities to build community across barriers this year, we also want to showcase the significant role of publishers and those who bring us the kinds of writing Split This Rock celebrates: impassioned, visionary, and truth-telling. And we want to bring the critically important work of social change groups to poets, activists, and the public.


Browse the Book Fair on Saturday to check out small presses, reviews, and organizations with a social justice focus!  Exhibitors include:


The Center for Book Arts
The Poetry Game
Do The Write Thing Foundation of DC
Zozobra Publishing
Spoon River Poetry Review
Quill Sedge Press
Life Success Center for Children, Youth and Families
RedBone Press
Settlement House


Event Venue

National Geographic Grovsner Auditorium

1600 M. St NW
Washington, DC 20036
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Sunday, March 30, 2014

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