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Amy Hitt



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  • May 31, 2013

The National Park Service at Carter Barron is scaling back its summer programming.

  • May 3, 2013

Your kids don’t need a computer or app to get creative. Pull out your markers, paints and crayons for our annual wrapping paper contest.

  • Oct 25, 2012

Bess Kargman follows seven young dancers as they compete for scholarships and job offers. [Read more]

  • May 10, 2012

Another spring haiku to round out the week.

  • Mar 30, 2012

Another in the Going Out Guide’s series of spring-related haikus.

  • Mar 29, 2012

Another poem from our haiku contest winner celebrates the season.

  • Mar 28, 2012

We’re celebrating spring with daily haikus written by our haiku contest winner, Stephen McClurg, a high school teacher in Alabama.

  • Mar 27, 2012

Brighten your day with a bit of poetry celebrating all things spring.

  • Mar 26, 2012

Going Out Guide announced the winner of the cherry blossom haiku contest.

  • Mar 21, 2012
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Amy Hitt was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Bethesda. She graduated from Sidwell Friends School and received her bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College. After college, Amy worked as a copy editor at the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina, where she married a fellow journalist and had a daughter. After returning to Washington in 1989, Amy worked at the Bureau of National Affairs and welcomed another daughter. She began copy editing part-time at The Washington Post in 1999, working on the Metro, Financial and Weekend desks, and joined the Weekend section as a full-time assignment editor in 2010. Amy lives in Arlington.
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