Split This Rock cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. By building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation's capital, we call poets to a greater role in public life, foster a national network of socially engaged poets, and celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020: Poems of Provocation & Witness will be held March 26-28 2020! We invite poets, writers, and activists to Washington, DC for three days of featured readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, activism, a social change book fair. Together we will build community, hone our skills, imagine ways forward, and explore poetry as a practice for social change. Learn more about Split This Rock and the Festival at the website.

Purchase a program book ad for Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness

The Festival program book is an essential part of the gathering that all registrants receive. It is a guide to festival events, featured poets and presenters, venues, and local places to eat. Your ad can be part of it! This rare opportunity, offered only three times since 2008, is a chance to get the word out about your organization to 700+ poets, activists, and literature enthusiasts!

For inclusion in the program book, please send these items by January 24, 2020:

  • this completed registration form
  • your payment (click "here" next to an option below to pay via PayPal)
  • your ad design (uploaded via this form)

If Submittable is not accessible for you, visit the Split This Rock website for alternate means of securing your ad.


PROGRAM BOOK AD OPTIONS


$800 Advertising Package (click here to purchase):

  • Full page black and white ad in Festival program book
  • One (1) full Split This Rock Poetry Festival registration OR 2 one-day passes
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

$500 Advertising Package (click here to purchase):

  • Half page black and white ad in Festival program book
  • One (1) full Split This Rock Poetry Festival registration OR 2 one-day passes
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

$250 Advertising Package (click here to purchase):

  • Quarter page black and white ad in Festival program book
  • One (1) full Split This Rock Poetry Festival registration OR 2 one-day passes
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

$100 Ad Only (click here to purchase):

  • 1/8 page black and white ad in Festival program book (business-card size)


BECOME A MAJOR SPONSOR, GET A PROMO PACKAGE!

Your sponsorship makes the Festival possible! Major sponsorships like yours help Split This Rock cover a range of core Festival costs-- from travel, lodging, and honorariums for featured poets and venue rentals to accessibility services and scholarships for community members. Sponsorships play a major role in supplementing grants and donations and help us offer prestige poetry events for free to the public and keep the cost of Festival registration accessible to attendees.  We offer 3 levels of giving and perks: 


LEVEL 1 ($10,000+) sponsorship comes with:

  • Ten (10) Split This Rock Festival passes, with reserved seating for Featured Readings
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

   Promotional Package featuring:

  • Full page black & white ad in Festival program book
  • Featured on Festival sponsors page of Split This Rock’s website
  • Thank you on Sponsor page of Festival program book
  • Social media feature
  • National email list feature sent to 7,500+ writers, educators, and organizers nationwide
  • Logo featured on printed Festival promotion, Festival t-shirts, and main stage slideshow before every featured reading (3 nights, 400-600 attendees/night)
  • Thanks and acknowledgement from the stage at featured readings


LEVEL 2 ($5,000+) sponsorship comes with:

  • Five (5) Split This Rock Festival passes, with reserved seating for Featured Readings
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

   Promotional Package featuring:

  • Full page black & white ad in Festival program book
  • Featured on Festival sponsors page of Split This Rock’s website
  • Thank you on Sponsor page of Festival program book
  • Social media feature
  • National email list feature sent to 7,500+ writers, educators, and organizers nationwide


LEVEL 3 ($1,000+) sponsorship comes with:

  • Two (2) Split This Rock Festival passes, with reserved seating for Featured Readings
  • Full table at the Festival Book Fair

   Promotional Package featuring:

  • Full page black & white ad in Festival program book
  • Featured on Festival sponsors page of Split This Rock’s website
  • Thank you on Sponsor page of Festival program book


Your sponsorship donation can be made online through the Festival Sponsorship Form (on Split This Rock's website) or by check. After your sponsorship donation is complete, staff will contact you to request information needed for program book ads, Festival passes, book fair tables, and reserved seating. To include your logo or sponsorship in the printed Festival program book, digital platforms, or on t-shirts, all information must be received by January 24, 2020. 

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