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January 2019

Alliance Française: Pitchouns (Ages 3-4)

Saturday, January 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Saturdays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Come join Alliance Française at Hill Center with native speaking French teachers offering classes and activities for children ages 24 months – 6 years. About the Pitchouns class: Children learn new words and language structures, using them in fun, age…

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Spanish Language Course: Beginner

Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mondays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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The main goal of this course is to assist the student to communicate effectively in Spanish. The course is designed for the development of the basic language skills: listening and comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The course is aimed at…

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French Language Course: Beginner I

Monday, January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mondays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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While fluency is developed over years, confidence is built in the classroom. In Beginners I, the instructor will introduce the alphabet and the basic tenets of the French language. You will learn numbers, days of the week, and months of…

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French Language Course: Beginner II

Tuesday, January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tuesdays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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While fluency is developed over years, confidence is created in the classroom. This course is designed for those who have completed the French Beginners I course. In Beginners II, the instructor will build on students' knowledge of basic French grammar…

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French Language Course: Intermediate – SOLD OUT

Thursday, January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Thursdays
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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This class is at capacity. Please email waitlist@hillcenterdc.org to be added to the waitlist. Intermediate students should have some control of the language. In the class, students will explore French poetry, singers, and magazines as avenues to discover verb tenses…

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February 2019

The Writer’s Center: Pushing Past Clichés in Love Poems

Saturday, February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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So much of our self-definition rests on who we love and desire, as well as all those loves lost. But when trying to translate those honest sentences—"I love you," "I want you," or "Here's why our love won't work"—into a…

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Storytelling: A Workshop Series in Creative Nonfiction

Saturday, February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, March 2, 2019

Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Workshop Leader: Dr. Michelle LaFrance Creative nonfiction is a broad genre of narrative prose that includes personal essays, memoir, portraits and profiles, travel writing, long form journalism, literary journalism and more. Pieces typically mix the factual and the highly personal, marrying…

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The Writer’s Center: How to Write a Novel

Wednesday, February 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Workshop Leader: John DeDakis This workshop offers a practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential…

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The Writer’s Center: From Novice to Novelist

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Workshop Leader: John DeDakis This day-long workshop will deconstruct and demystify the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. Go all the way from getting the start of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along…

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March 2019

Beginner’s Travel Writing

Saturday, March 2 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on [day], repeating until Saturday, April 6, 2019

Hill Center DC, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Workshop Leader: Bijan C Bayne The purpose of this course is to instruct aspiring magazine and newspaper freelancers in how to construct a destination or hotel article, pitch it, write effective query letters, and find appropriate outlets. Each week, participants will…

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