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The Next Hunger Games? Writing for the Hot Young-Adult Fiction Market

Author Kathryn Johnson and a panel of five novelists provide practical guidance for writers—both aspiring and active—in this booming genre.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.
Dressing DC for the Small Screen: Costume Designers from House of Cards and The Americans

Who says our town has no style? In this conversation about fashion, Washington, and how the two intersect on a hit series, hear from costume designers Jenny Gering (The Americans) and Tom Broecker (season one of House of Cards).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Shonda Rhimes: TV's Ultimate Show Runner

Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, knows how to put together hit shows that become national obsessions. She shares a few of the secrets of how she does it, and talks about why she’s made it a priority to cast some of the most diverse shows on TV.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
Breakfast at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh, Baby!

For Resident Promoter members or below; Smithsonian staff; and eligible Friends of the Smithsonian members: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 A.M.
You Said, I Said: How Conversations Work

This lively program led by linguist Anne Curzan examines the details of conversational dynamics, and is filled with great practical tips for navigating everyday exchanges at work, home, out on the town, and online.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:30 A.M.
Henry Rollins on the DC Punk Scene

Hometown boy Henry Rollins recalls his role in the influential hardcore punk scene of 1980s Washington and the trailblazing artists it spawned.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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