Applications Open for Spoken Word Workshop Series with Regie Cabico

Day Eight is pleased to announce that applications are open for a spoken word workshop series with slam champion Regie Cabico. Select middle and high school students will hone their vocal, writing, and performance skills. Enrollment is competitive and limited to 10 participants. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you can expect to hear from us within two weeks of completing the application. The program cost is free thanks to support from Learn24. This program is open to all middle and high school students residing or studying in Ward 4. Deadline for applications is Thursday February 15.

The workshops will occur at the Juanita Thornton Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Avenue on Saturdays February 17, 24, and March 9, 16, and 23rd, 1-3pm.

Optional and paid performances for participants may be scheduled later in the Spring. In addition to the five workshops, participants are encouraged but not required to perform in two Youth Poetry Slam Open mics, open to the public, with cash prizes: Saturdays February 3rd + March 2nd, 5-7pm, at the Takoma DC Busboys and poets.

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. His television credits include 2 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’s Snap Judgement & MTV’s Free Your Mind. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Mr. Cabico received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. As a theater artist, he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production The Kenyon Review recently named Regie Cabico the “Lady Gaga of Poetry” and he has been listed in BUST magazine’s 100 Men We Love. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn’s Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.