Author Archives: Day Eight

Announcing the 2022 D.C. Poet Project Winner: Dominic ‘Nerd’ McDonald

On Saturday, June 11, three impressive D.C. poet finalists entered the Shaw/Watha T Daniel Public Library for the culminating reading event in the 2022 DC Poet Project. Only one emerged the winner: Dominic ‘Nerd’ McDonald.  Born and raised in various cities in Los Angeles, California, Dominic describes himself as a Black entrepreneur and spoken word […]

Day Eight Launches Write Now, a Writing Circle for Women and Girls


Day Eight is proud to announce the launch of Write Now, a Writing Circle for Women and Girls, co-directed by poets Kim B. Miller and Shaquetta Nelson. Write Now is a new program designed to support writing by women and girls. It consists of two components geared toward high school students: monthly club meetings and […]