Community Minute: Using poetry for social change
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Founded in 2008, Split This Rock is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., providing programs focused on the intersection of poetry and social change for writers of all ages. Split This Rock hosts free poetry workshops for teens every Tuesday in downtown D.C.
In addition, Split This Rock provides free writing workshops for all ages in collaboration with The Beltway Poetry Slam on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The organization also sponsors open mic nights and readings at various locations throughout the District, as well as the Louder than a Bomb Poetry Slam Festival each year. Split This Rock also sponsors The DC Youth Poetry Slam Team, a year-long program for middle and high school students in the D.C. metropolitan area.