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P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2018—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

Groff's "Florida" (1902)

Students will discuss aspects of Lauren Groff’s newest collection of stories, Florida, including setting, characterization, and theme. Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Beginning, Middle, End—Writing Your Memoir (1914) *SOLD OUT*

 There will be three works to read and discuss:  Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano, The Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff, and the personal memoir-essay "He and I" by Natalia Ginzburg. Yet this is also a traditional writing workshop, too.  Each participant is to hand in, before the first class, five pages of an in-progress memoir. Four Mondays: February 4, 11, 18, 25. 7-9 p.m. *SOLD OUT*

AT UNION MARKET: Ulysses (1936)

This course is an introduction to James Joyce’s Ulysses, which many consider the seminal novel of the 20th Century. If Ulysses has been on your bucket list but you never got around to reading this great novel, this course will make it easier for you. In our five sessions we will look at the overall structure of the novel and concentrate on the more accessible and humorous sections. Four Saturdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 3:30-5:30 pm.

Next Book Group Meetings



February 20, 12:30 pm
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018


True Crime

February 21, 7:00 pm
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143123361
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2013


Oh! The Horror!

February 24, 11:30 am
The Grip of It: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374536916
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: FSG Originals - August 1st, 2017

Travel with Politics & Prose

World War I in Washington: A Walking Tour - Spring 2019

Sunday, April 14, 12 p.m. to 2:30pm 

Join Politics and Prose and Garrett Peck, author of The Great War and Its Aftermath for a tour of Washington, D.C., this Spring, visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.


Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to around 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.

Writing from the Heart in Paris

August 4 through 10, 2019

This six-day writing seminar, offered in Paris, the City of Light—a source of inspiration for many writers, poets and artists throughout history—will give you the time, the courage, and the presence of mind to write whatever you are moved or inspired to write about. This could be poetry, a novel, family history, a memoir, a graphic novel, a play, or even an OpEd...anything!