2-5:30 pm REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN OPENS (Busboys and Poets, Langston Room)Online registration is open through March 5, 2010. If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation, but registration packets will not be mailed. Pick up your packet and festival badge at check-in. Student rates and scholarships are available.
Registering online will guarantee your spot!
6-7 p.m. OPENING CEREMONY FEATURING YOUNG DC VOICES (Busboys and Poets, Langston Room)Featuring young DC voices, including the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project, the Shakti Brigade, winners of Split This Rock’s World & Me Youth Poetry Contest, and members of the DC Youth Slam Team. With readings of poems by Dennis Brutus, Lucille Clifton, and Mahmoud Darwish, plus the inspiring words of Howard Zinn.
8:00 pm FEATURED READING (Bell Multicultural High School)
Poets-in-Residence of Busboys & Poets: Holly Bass,Beny Blaq, and Derrick Weston Brown