Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Split This Rock Poetry Festival
*Call for Panel Proposals*
Deadline December 1

Split This Rock Poetry Festival:
Poems of Provocation & Witness
March 20-23, 2008  Washington, DC   

Split this Rock invites  proposals for panel discussions and workshops on a range of topics at the intersection of poetry and social change. The possibilities are endless.  Let's talk about craft, let's talk about mentoring young poets, let's talk about working in prisons, connecting with the activist community, sustaining ourselves in dark times and the role of poetry in wartime. Let's remember great poet activists and discover new ones.  We are looking for panels that are  international, visual, and collaborative.


Split This Rock calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national community of activist poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation's capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival will bring poets and writers to Washington DC on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq , in the midst of the presidential election. The festival will feature readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, film, activism, and walking tours - opportunities to build community, hone our activist skills, and celebrate the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for social change.

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