Caroline Smadja

Caroline taught at AFSF between 1991 and 2001, and resumed teaching here immediately upon her return to San Francisco in 2014, after 13 years in Paris. In this capacity, she has taught/is teaching all aspects of the French language, ranging from basic grammar to phonetics and conversation at all levels. Since obtaining her MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in 2014, she has specialized in literature and has been acting as literature instructor at AFSF since 2017, with a focus on one particular French novel per session. What she most enjoys is having her students discover brand new authors they hadn’t heard of and/or had never read before, living writers such as Philippe Delerm, Philippe Claudel, Delphine de Vigan, amongst others. For all that, she also loves teaching 20th century authors like Marguerite Duras and Romain Gary, whose novel “la Vie Devant Soi” will be the study of the session starting October 24th 2019. She also offers literature courses at OLLI Berkeley and OLLI San Francisco, which center around the short story genre. She’s a published author of shorts stories and poetry.

caroline.smadja@afsf.com


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