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SATURDAY

It’s wintertime. You sit in cafes, eating rich pastries and downing mochas with extra whipped cream while you write verse in your journal. Maybe it’s time for a workout. Want to lose those high-calorie clichés, make your metaphors tighter, and add some definition to your overall form? Come to the poetry workouts at It’s Your Mug’s Saturday brunch. Writers Kwelismith and Reuben Jackson will whip you into shape, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. Next week, DJ Renegade and Toni Asante Lightfoot go for the burn. It’s Your Mug, 2601 P St. NW. $2. (202) 723-1906. CP