Alliance Francaise Washington DC Events

Friday, September 26, 2014 7:00 PM

The Art of French Kissing with Twanna Hines



Friday, September 26

AFDC Dupont//
2142 Wyoming Ave NW

$10 members | $15 nonmembers


Finally, a truly French word for kissing. The Petit Robert 2014 French dictionary included
the new word “galocher,” making history by printing the first single-word verb meaning to
kiss with tongues. There’s more to galocher than meets the lips.

Join us for a lively discussion about kissing! Moderated by award-winning educator and
sex columnist Twanna A. Hines, the panel includes a mixture of experts on one of
France’s greatest exports, the French kiss.

Whether French or English is your mother tongue, you’ll enjoy this light-hearted,
feel-good workshop about the politics and pleasure of smooching. You may even
improve your technique. Wine and light refreshments served.


Pere Estupinyà is chemist, biochemist and science journalist. After serving as a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow, he went on to work as a consultant on science communication at the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC. His books include El ladrón de cerebros (The Brain Snatcher) which is in its 5th reprint, Rascar donde no pica (To scratch where it doesn’t itch), and S=EX2, a science-based exploration of sex.

Twanna A. Hines, M.S., ( is a sex columnist for
Metro International newspapers’ U.S. editions. Her bi-weekly column
prints in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. She has also
contributed to CNN, NPR, Sirius, TimeOut New York, Lifetime,
Mashable, New York Press, Fast Company magazine, the Huffington
Post, CBC (Canadian National Radio), and Al Jazeera.
In Europe, Twanna has been featured in Sweden's Ottar magazine, a
textbook by Denmark's oldest and largest publishing house
Gyldendal Uddannelse, and on the French TV station Paris Première.
She has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam,
and The Hague. She speaks English and Dutch fluently.

FUNKY BROWN CHICK® ( is the creative
home of award-winning American educator Twanna A. Hines, M.S. It
features humorous stories, sexual health facts, and news about fun
events to promote judgment-free, more inclusive sexual health
education through media arts. 
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