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The Breaking the Blank Book Tour

Day Eight is excited to share several opportunities to experience Rebecca Bishophall and Dwayne Lawson-Brown, the authors of the poetry collection Breaking the Blank, reading from their book. Breaking the Blank is a spirited dialogue between poets—and a meditation on love, parenting, gentrification, money, and the literary life. A recent review by Alex Carrigan in […]

Rethinking Theater Criticism Conference February 18 to 25, 2023

Join critics, editors, producers, actors, directors, funders, and the theater community for Rethinking Theater Criticism, a conference set to occur Saturday, February 18, and Saturday, February 25, 2023. Theater journalism in Washington, D.C., is struggling with a trio of challenges common across the county, including reduced paid opportunities for critics, lack of a diverse critics […]

Diaspora Cafe DC Retiro de Poesia – Poetry Retreat – April 15 2023

Gratuita para todos y honorarios de $250 disponibles para que participen los poetas afro o latinx. Day Eight and the Mariposa Poetry Retreat are pleased to present a capacity-building retreat for DC area poets April 15, 2023 from 11am to 4pm. Jeffrey Banks and Maritza Rivera, editors of the poetry anthology Diaspora Café: D.C., are […]