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  • Paul Eprile on Colette [IN PERSON], 02/10

    Paul Eprile: translating Colette's Chéri & The End of Chéri (IN-PERSON)

    Friday 10th February 2023 — 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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    We are honored to have Mark Polizzotti back at the Alliance, this time to discuss his recently published translations, including The Drunken Boat: Selected Writings, of the most provocative work by France’s legendary rebel poet Arthur Rimbaud, Kibogo by French-Rwandan contemporary author Scholastique Mukasonga, and last but not least, Scene of the Crime by Patrick Modiano.

    Mark Polizzotti will be in conversation with our Executive Director Sarah Diligenti in English at our building on 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase.

    Doors open at 6:30 PM. A glass of wine will be offered before the event.

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  • A Waiter in Paris, Book Talk [ONLINE], 02/18

    A Waiter in Paris with Edward Chisholm

    Saturday 18th February 2023 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    What is it really like to be a waiter in Paris? Edward Chisholm's engrossing memoir of his time as a Parisian waiter takes you beneath the surface of one of the most iconic cities in the world—and tells you the ugly truth about dining in the City of Light.

    A waiter's job is to deceive you. They want you to believe in a luxurious calm because on the other side of that door . . . is hell.

    We will host the author online on Saturday, February 18 at 2pm EST / 8 pm CET. Join us to listen to the conversation and participate in the Q&A.

    This event will be in English. The book is available at Politics & Prose and participants of this event can use promocode SPECIAL10 for a 10% discount on their order. The discount is for ordering online only. Click here to order your copy.

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  • Summer Camps 2022

    Summer Camps 2022

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 27 to August 12. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and partial policies here.

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  • The library is open!

    The AFDC Library is open!

    We are delighted to welcome you back in-person!

    If you would like to visit the library, we kindly ask that you provide a proof of vaccination and wear a mask during your visit.

    For questions, please e-mail library@francedc.org.


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    • Private Classes

      Private Classes

      The Alliance Française de Washington provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private instruction on-site and off-site, as well as Skype lessons with fully qualified French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

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    • Adult Group Classes

      Adult Online Classes via Zoom

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