Friday, January 11, 2008
Split This Rock at AWP '08
Please join Split This Rock at AWP this year – panels, book fair, signings!
(Note - AWP is sold out but the bookfair is open to the public Saturday, February 2, 8:30-5:30 pm.)
AWP 2008 Annual Conference & BookfairJanuary 30-February 2, 2008
New York, New York
Hilton New York & Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness
March 20-23, 2008
Split This Rock Poetry Festival 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.
Come to Washington, DC, on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq for readings, workshops, panels, film, walking tours, parties, activism. Registration is only $75. Students $40. Many scholarships available. Guidelines at http://www.splitthisrock.org/.
Visit us in the Bookfair at Table 213 to learn more, register, and write haiku post cards to the president. Each day a favorite haiku will be chosen and posted on the Split This Rock website. Come tell the prez what’s on your mind!
Split This Rock Panels:
- Poetry of Provocation & Witness: A Conversation About Form - Kevin Bowen, Carolyn Forché, Patricia Smith, Susan Tichy. Hosted by Assistant Festival Director Melissa Tuckey. Friday, February 1, 9:00 AM. Grand Ballroom East; Hilton, 3rd floor
- Split This Rock Reading - Martín Espada, E. Ethelbert Miller, Alix Olson, Alicia Ostriker. Hosted by Festival Director Sarah Browning. Saturday, February 2, 10:30 AM. Beekman & Sutton North; Hilton, 2nd floor
Book Signings by Split This Rock Organizers/Wine and Beer Receptions at Table 213:
- Friday, February 1, 4:30 pm – Melissa Tuckey (Rope As Witness), Rosemary Winslow (Green Bodies), Heather Davis (The Lost Tribe of Us), Carly Sachs (editor, the why and later)
- Saturday, February 2, 4:30 pm – Sarah Browning (Whiskey in the Garden of Eden), Mike Maggio (deMOCKracy), Kim Roberts (The Kimnama)
Cosponsored by Busboys and Poets, D.C. Poets Against the War, Sol & Soul, and the Institute for Policy Studies. Contributions to Split This Rock are fully tax-deductible.
Split This Rock
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036