Category Archives: Updates and News

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 […]

Day Eight and Kipp DC recruiting for Back to School With Joy

$150 Honoraria provided – sign up today! Day Eight and KIPP DC are partnering on Bring Joy Back to School, a Student and Caregiver Poetry Workshop and Performance to take place 3:00-6:00pm Sunday June 5, 2022 funded by the Flamboyan Foundation. Download a flier for Back to School with Joy [PDF]. We are recruiting student […]