CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classroom spring classes are postponed. Classes in session are being tested as an option in most cases to offer online. We will post more information on this soon. 

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All book group meetings are suspended. The book store and DEN are temporarily closed.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Forché's What You Have Heard Is True (2023)

Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss Carolyn Forché’s memoir of travel to El Salvador, 1978-80, that forged Forché's identity as an activist and poet. Our discussion will focus not only on Forché’s personal journey, but her formidable lyric craft even when working in prose.  Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Online Class

ONLINE CLASS: Immerwahr's How to Hide an Empire (2046)

In this course we will study and discuss the national bestseller How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr. The book provides a look into the United States’ overseas empire, which elides conventional conceptions of formal colonial subjects and territorial acquisitions. Three Thursdays: March 5, April 2, and April 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Poetry of Seamus Heaney (2060)

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) won the Nobel Prize for Literature and has been among the most beloved of modern poets. Since his 1965 “Digging,” the first poem in Death of a Naturalist, Heaney has been among the most read poets in English. He has articulated experiences from his vivid childhood sensations on a Derry farm to his explorations of political tensions in Northern Ireland. Five consecutive Fridays of April 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings


Capital James Joyce

April 2, 7:30 pm
ULYSSES, by Joyce
Ulysses (Gabler Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394743127
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1986



April 5, 5:00 pm
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226264219
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2002



April 7, 7:00 pm
April Meeing Cancelled

Travel with Politics & Prose

A Spring Walking Tour through Rock Creek Park - POSTPONED

Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. POSTPONED

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.,
on a spring nature walk in Rock Creek Park.

Lincoln in the Bardo Spring Walking Tour

Sunday, April 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 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, April 19, from 2:00  to 4:00 pm


Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement and now a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 am to 8 pm.