March 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm EST | by Staff reports
Split This Rock presents poetry festival
Eduardo Corral, gay news, Washington Blade, rock

Eduardo Corral, one of the gay poets slated to appear at Split This Rock. (Photo by JW Stovall, courtesy STR)

Split This Rock presents its poetry festival “Poems of Provocation and Witness 2014” at National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St., N.W.) Thursday through March 30.

The festival features readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties and more. The focus is on justice, community building and social change. LGBT poets are frequently featured.

Admission is free. For more details, visit

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  • Thank you, Washington Blade! Just for clarification: the featured readings are all free and open to the public. Please come! It is however necessary to register in order to attend the full festival – panels, workshops, and daytime themed group readings. Please see the website at for details. Registration for all four days is $120/$45 for students. Single-day passes are available for $50. Poetry is taking over in downtown DC – hope to see you all!

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