Days: 3 Wednesdays Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM  Dates: 7/25/2018–8/8/2018 Level: Beginner Genre(s): Teen Writing Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a narrative poem. Examine poetry with strong narratives and identify successful...

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Delight in Regency inspired films during our 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival under the summer stars in Dumbarton House’s historic North Garden.  Tickets are $6 per film or $20 for all four films. Become a museum member and get in for free, plus have early entry! *we highly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance as this event regularly sells out* Showings:...

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In May 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill that made it legal for the first time since 1917 to sell hard liquor to patrons standing at bars in the District of Columbia. Shortly thereafter many bars opened and students, senators & secretaries streamed through the doors of establishments such as Clyde’s, Mr. Smith’s, Mr. Henry’s, Chadwick’s, The Cellar Door,...

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Level: All Levels Genre(s): Teen Writing Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller Together we'll dispel all the silly myths about the college essay to help you find your voice and craft a solid college essay that admissions committees will be delighted to read. Please bring two typed copies of a revised draft of your college essay to the class.

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Cafe Muse presents Katherine E. Young's annual DC Area Literary Translators program: DC-ALT invited writer/translators Mary Kalyna, Olga Livshin, and Alexander Cigale to read their translations from the anthology Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine (Academic Studies Press, 2017). An open mic will follow the reading. The evening starts with classical guitar by Michael C. Davis...

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