Washington, DC Archives
Persuasive Writing course in Washington, DC, April 16, 2010
Designed for attorneys, advocates, lobbyists, and anyone who must persuade others using the written word.
Do you suffer from "writer's block" when you are asked to draft a one-page document, such as a position paper, in a clear, cogent, yet persuasive manner? If your answer is "yes", this one-day program is for you. Our instructors will give you a practical framework for persuasive writing and specific strategies for writing persuasive documents through instruction and hands-on exercises.
This program will help you better write any document where you must persuade others.
April 16, 2010, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: DC Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 200 (12th and K Streets NW), Washington, DC (McPherson Square Metro station)
This is an elective course for the Certificate in Communication and Advocacy.
For more information, including secure online registration, see WritingToPersuade.com
Capitol Hill Workshop, 3-day course in Washington, DC, from TheCapitol.Net
Congressional decision-making is driven by politics, policy and process. In this engaging workshop, Washington-based experts discuss these 3 P's and help you understand the complete policy-making process.
You’ll get a solid understanding of:
- Congressional operations and the legislative process
- How public and foreign policy become law
- Congressional politics and leadership
- Congressional budgeting today
- The role of OMB in the legislative process
- Effective communication with Congress
- How the media covers the Hill
- Current campaign and election trends
- How members of Congress advance their legislative, public policy and political agendas
- How personal and committee staff work
- How you can build win/win relationships with staffers
Attend a congressional hearing and see the process in action.
June 9-11, 2010, 8:30 am - 4 pm all three days.
Where: On Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
For more information, including agenda and secure online registration, see CapitolHillWorkshop.com
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting - in DC
The National Gallery of Art in Washingtan, DC, has a not-to-be missed exhibition underway ... and the Chinatown bus only runs about $35 round-trip ...
Titian, Pastoral Concert ("Concert Champêtre"), c. 1510, oil on canvas
This show was 13 years in the making. Visually seductive and rich with exciting ideas, it is one that visitors will long savor.
"Show reveals relationships," by Sheila Wickouski, The (Fredericksburg) Free-Lance Star, July 27, 2006
A major new international exhibition, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, will present more than 50 masterpieces from the most exciting period of the Renaissance in Venice. Premiering June 18 through September 17 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition explores the relationships between these and other artists, emphasizes their innovative treatments of new pictorial themes such as the pastoral landscape, and reveals what modern conservation science has discovered about the Venetian painters’ techniques.
. . .
The time span covered by the exhibition represents, visually and intellectually, the most exciting phase of the Renaissance in Venice, when the old Giovanni Bellini (d. 1516), Giorgione (d. 1510), and the young Titian, among others, were all working side by side. The exhibition will present approximately 60 paintings that best exemplify the new ideas and ideals: music, the pastoral landscape, the female nude, and the romantic portrait. It will include Bellini and Titian's Feast of the Gods (1514 and 1529), Giorgione's Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1500), Laura (1506), and Three Philosophers (c. 1506).
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, June 18 - September 17, 2006, West Building, Main Floor. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm, Sundays 11 am - 6 pm.
The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between Third and Seventh Streets at Constitution Avenue, NW. The West Building is at 6th Street NW at Constitution Avenue NW , Washington, DC. The nearest Metro stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Square on the Yellow and Green Lines, and Smithsonian on the Blue and Orange Lines.
- "Venetian art," The Economist, July 29, 2006 ($)
- "The Titian that Moved a Nation," CultureGrrl, July 7, 2006
- "When Venice Shook the World," by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, July 7, 2006
Chinatown Bus from Washington, DC
TheCapitol.Net has good summary of the Chinatown bus from Washington, DC to NYC.