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Day Eight to partner with Poets Laureate Fellow Holly Karapetkova

Day Eight is pleased to report our participation in a project revealed today by the Academy of American Poets. Holly Karapetkova, Arlington County, Virginia’s Poet Laureate, is one of 22 Poets Laureate Fellows announced today by the Academy. Her funded project will allow Karapetkova to work with Arlington Youth Laureate Charlotte Maleski and the county’s […]

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 […]

Registration Open for 2022 Writing Camp at the Shepherd Park Library

Day Eight is excited to be partnering with the Shepherd Park Library and Friends of Shepherd Park Library to provide five weeks of in-person writing camp this summer. The camp brings in exceptional DC-area poets and journalists as faculty within a comfortable and supportive place for youth to develop as writers. Students in the program […]