Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Get Involved

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness will take place March 20-23, 2008, in Washington, DC, and the organizers invite proposals for panel discussions and workshops. The deadline is December 1, 2007. Full guidelines and additional details can be found at here.

From the website: "Split this Rock invites proposals for panel discussions and workshops on a range of topics at the intersection of poetry and social change. Possibilities are endless. Challenge us. 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, the role of poetry in wartime. Let’s remember great poet activists and discover new, let’s think international, visual, collaborative, out of the box. A panel may consist of 3-4 persons, with one person designated as facilitator. Please title your panel and include brief biographical information for each participant, along with a two paragraph description of your panel—what are the questions you wish to explore—why is this conversation timely and necessary at this time—how will this panel further the goals of Split This Rock? How are the members of your panel uniquely qualified to lead a conversation on your proposed topic? We have a strong interest in interactive conversation and community building, so please indicate how you will involve participants in the discussion."


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.