Day Eight

Our name, Day Eight, is a reference to the process of creation. We have the opportunity to begin the world anew every day. Our programming is designed to empower participant’s awareness of choice through performances, classes, workshops, and publications.

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Programs taking place January through March will be available in the Winter Lottery beginning on December 2nd. 

DC Stories performed by DC Poetsphoto credit: Danny Sax Brink Media
Presented by Day Eight 

This theatrical performance by three DC poets combines poetry and personal biography. The performers, all finalists from the DC Poet Project competition, share their original poetry and personal stories along with poetry by a historic dc poet. DC students will find their own experiences reflected in the poetry and biographies of these exceptional local poets, past and present, and through the performance students are encouraged to embrace challenge, trust their voices, and seek their own truths.
Dates: 1/21/20 1/22/20 1/23/20 2/4/20 2/5/20 2/6/20 2/7/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Venues vary by date: Greenberg: 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 Atlas: 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 Anacostia Playhouse: 2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020
Content Area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity, History of DC, DC Poetry
Grades: 5th- 12th. 
Ticket capacity: 250
Supplememtary Materials: Sample Post-Performance Guide, Sample Assessment

for DC Stories 

AHFES In-School

DC Poets for DC Schools
Presented by: Day Eight

This in school workshop uses performance poetry to explore biography and personal narrative. The workshop leaders, all finalists or winners of the DC Poet Project poetry competition, perform excerpts of their original poetry, share personal stories, and encourage students to craft their own biographies. The workshop also introduces the poetry and life of historic DC poet Essex Hemphill, a pioneering LGBT poet born and raised in the District. DC students find their own experiences reflected in the poetry and biographies of the workshop leaders and are encouraged to embrace personal expression in developing written and performed work.
Length of Event: 40 minutes
Content Area: English/ Literature, Social Studies/History/Geogrphy, Arts, Diversity, DC history, DC poetry
Learning Standards: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Performance poetry
Grades: 5th-12th
Program Capacity: 40 students  per session
Workshop Cost: $300 per session ( Day Eight is offering 2 free sessions this Winter!)
for DC Poets for DC Schools

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