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P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2020—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

Carmen Machado’s In the Dream House (2024) new date added

Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss acclaimed fiction writer Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending memoir of experiencing domestic abuse. We will navigate this memoir room by room, focusing on short selections that highlight the author’s brilliant imagery and her agile use of rotating genres (road trip, romance, folklore, stoner comedy) to complicate our perception of reality. Please note: New date is March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

Jumpstart Your Fiction (2025)

  Designed for fiction writers well into a writing project or who consider themselves beyond beginner level, or who took Winslow’s first class, this course continues to teach the craft of fiction in ways that help you describe a landscape, insert meaningful dialogue, create interesting plot points and bring the story home. Exciting exercises teach the how and why of craft that produces art, and how to edit your own work without frustration. In class exercises, workshopping for those who wish it, and specific editorial suggestions to improve your work from an editor. Four Saturdays, February  1 (note: first class will meet 1 to 3 pm), 8, 15, 22 from Noon to 2 pm.

Irish Women's Literature (2041)

Irish Women’s Literature will use the anthology Ireland's Women: Writings Past and Present to look at literature by and about women from the Middle Ages to the present. Some of the topics covered in our anthology include bodies, girly years, love, marriage and family, money and power, practical heroism, religion, and talk. Five Fridays of January 17, 24, 31, February 7, (skip 14), and 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Next Book Group Meetings



February 2, 4:00 pm
HELL OF GOOD INTENTIONS, by Walt NOTE: book group will meet at 4 pm on this Sunday
The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250234810
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - October 22nd, 2019



February 3, 7:30 pm
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Cover Image
By Aristotle, Robert C. Bartlett (Translated by), Susan D. Collins (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780226026756
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Chicago Press - April 23rd, 2012



February 4, 7:00 pm
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785780233
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Icon Books - April 12th, 2016

Travel with Politics & Prose

Lincoln in the Bardo Winter Walking Tour *SOLD OUT*

Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Join Andr
éa Seiger and John Dean, author and photographer of 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook for a walk in this elegant and peaceful cemetery, the setting of George Saunders prize-winning Lincoln in the Bardo. Sunday, February 9, from 1:00  to 3:00 pm *SOLD OUT* To be added to the waitlist please email with subject line bardo, and include your name, email and phone number.

Art and Culture in Barcelona Spain

March 22 through 29, 2020

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a week of Art and Culture in Barcelona, Spain.

Historic Bath and Literary Oxford

April 19 through 29, 2020

Join Politics and Prose for a trip through Historic Bath and Literary London, with stops at Stonehenge, Highclere, and many other picturesque sites in the south of England.