Youth Poetry Celebration and Book Launch Sunday Sept 18

Celebrate the voices of young poets and adult mentors curated by Day Eight,  DC’s premiere literary organization providing innovative creative writing workshops for youth.  This reading will celebrate the poets of Write Now: A Writing Circle for Women and Girls led by Kim B. Miller and R.E.I.L. as well as students from Kipp Public Charter School and poetry writing mentors Regie Cabico and Dr. Casey Catherine Moore. The work of both adult poets and young adults are anthologized in, Why We Write.

This event is funded with the support of The DC Mayor’s LGBT Community Grant to support Queer Youth and Queer Youth Allies creative writing process as well as funding from The DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities. 

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. He is the lead spoken word poetry teacher for The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and  the project director for Day Eight’s 2022 DC Mayor’s LGBT grant mentoring queer high school students and allies to publication.  

Kim B. Miller is the is the first African American Poet Laureate for Prince William County and was recently featured on Voice of America. In 2022 she facilitated a seminar at a Women’s Leadership Summit, in person at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. and co-directs the Write Now Writing Circle for Women and Girls project with R.E.I.L.

R.E.I.L. is the author of Ashes to Justice, co-lead for Write Now – A Writing Circle for Women and Girls with Kim B. Miller, and a faculty and staff member of Day EIght’s Summer Writing Camp for Youth

Robert Bettmann is the program director for Day Eight.

Hosted by Regie Cabico, Kim B. Miller &  R.E.I.L. with Robert Bettmann at Crazy Aunt Helen’s restaurant, 718 Third Street SE, WDC, Sunday October 18th, 1pm.  

Artwork on the book’s cover is (c) Prudence Bonds, used by permission.