CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webage for listings.

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All in-person book group meetings are suspended. Please check the individual book group webpages for online meeting information.

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All day trips have been postponed with new dates pending to come.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Forest Bathing (20125)

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, began in the 1980s in Japan and it is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for nature. Forest bathing is a mindfulness practice akin to meditation, yoga and tai chi that involves tuning in to the beauty and wonder of your natural surroundings with all of your senses. Join nature guides Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Ana Ka’ahanui for a forest bathing presentation and experience that you can enjoy in your own backyard or even your living room. One Saturday: October 3, from noon to 2 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Passing through the Veil: Black Characters and White-passing  from the Antebellum Period to the Jim Crow Era (20107)

Who are your people?” A simple question to ask, but often a difficult one to answer if you consider that we are all a heterogenous mixture of cultures, ethnicities, and categories. These readings will prompt us to probe the history of race and identity in the United States and the ways in which that history continues to live on. Four Wednesdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Deep Poetry: Reading Audre Lorde and Sylvia Plath (2095)

Join poet Annie Finch for a deep reading of Audre Lorde and Slyvia Plath, two of the most monumental and fascinating poets of the twentieth century, with attention to gender, iconography, meter, sexuality, race, and rhetoric. Six Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings



October 5, 7:30 pm
GREEK FICTION, Edited by Helen Morales NOTE: Meeting Online
Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion Cover Image
By Longus, Chariton, Anonymous, Rosanna Omitowoju (Translated by), Phiroze Vasunia (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780140449259
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2011



October 7, 7:30 pm
TIMEFULNESS, by Bjornerud NOTE: Meeting Online
Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691202631
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020


Women's Biography

October 11, 7:30 pm
WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST, by Khan Cullors NOTE: Meeting Online
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250306906
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020