CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webpage for listings. All class times are Eastern Time.

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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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Outdoor day trips will resume in September.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight Aravind Adiga's White Tiger (2186)

In this class we will examine the unique language, voice, settings and characters of The White Tiger in the context of post-colonial literature and confessional narratives. Two Tuesdays: August 3 and 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET Online Class. 

ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight: Judy Chicago "The Flowering" (2168)

Over the past five decades, American feminist artist, Judy Chicago, has continually expanded our understanding of the role gender plays in the creation of art and the writing of art history. Her bold, innovative, and often controversial installations are evidence of the breadth and depth of her work. In this course, we will study Chicago’s art in the context of her new autobiography The Flowering. Two Saturdays: August 7 and 14 from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

ONLINE CLASS: Declarations of Independence: Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings and Early American History (2184)

Over the course of this four-week class, we will attempt to understand Jefferson and the world in which he lived, and we will discuss his complicated legacy, at turns inspiring and troubling. We will use as our texts Annette Gordon-Reed’s The Hemingses of Monticello and Most Blessed of Patriarchs. Four Thursdays: August 5, 12, 19, 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. ET  

Next Book Group Meetings



August 2, 7:30 pm
ROSTAM: TALES OF LOVE AND WAR by Abolqasem Ferdowsi NOTE: Meeting Online
Rostam: Tales of Love and War from the Shahnameh Cover Image
By Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Dick Davis (Translated by), Dick Davis (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143105893
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - September 29th, 2009



August 3, 7:00 pm
LAST DAYS IN OLD EUROPE by Richard Bassett MEETING NOTE: Meeting Online
Last Days in Old Europe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141979991
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin - May 1st, 2020



August 4, 7:30 pm
TAILSPIN, by Brill NOTE: Meeting Online
Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall--and Those Fighting to Reverse It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525432012
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - April 2nd, 2019