Friday, January 29, 2010
Social Change Book Fair
Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness is gearing up for our second festival March 10-13, 2010, in Washington, DC. 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.
With this in mind, we're introducing a Social Change Book Fair to Split This Rock 2010. This will be an opportunity to further our mission of getting the critical work of socially engaged poets, writers, organizations, progressive presses, literary magazines, and independent newspapers the attention of our festival participants.
Won't you join us? The Social Change Book Fair will take place on Saturday, March 13, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage (the old 12th Street Y) at 1816 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Split This Rock workshops and panel discussions will be taking place in the same building, ensuring plenty of foot traffic. The Book Fair will also be free and open to the general public and we will promote it widely.
You can download the form from our website here. The deadline for registration is Monday, February 15, 2010.
Also, we are pleased to announce that Split This Rock's "official" hotel, The Beacon, has extended the reduced rate deadline - book by February 5th to take advantage!
And if you have not already done so, register for the 2010 festival to take advantage of our early-bird rates, good through February 10th.
Please feel free to contact Program Associate Abdul Ali with any questions: ali at splitthisrock dot org or 202-787-5210.