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: It's All About Us: Diversity in Speculative Fiction (2043)

Science fiction is not just about men in a lab or robots in space--it's also about us, all of us, our families and our communities. Developments in science and technology affect people of all genders, races, and nationalities, so we should all have a voice in exploring the changes we'll face. Join us to start imagining--and writing--the world of the future! Sunday: March 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. Online Class

Forché's What You Have Heard Is True (2023) Online Class

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

What the Folk? The Evolution of Folk Music (2019) Rescheduled with online date TK

Join Rick Massimo, author of I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival, for a look at how folk music has gone from back porches to festival stages, how it’s changed and how it hasn’t. Please note new rescheduled date: Saturday, March 28th, from 1 to 3 p.m.Rescheduled with online date TK

Next Book Group Meetings


Oh! The Horror!

March 29, 11:30 am
The Library at Mount Char Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553418620
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Broadway Books - March 15th, 2016


True Crime

March 31, 7:00 pm
SAY NOTHING, by Keefe NOTE: Meeting on Tues., March 31 this month
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279286
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020



April 1, 7:30 pm
The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future Cover Image
By Ben Green, Jascha Franklin-Hodge (Foreword by), David Weinberger (Editor)
ISBN: 9780262538961
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: MIT Press - February 18th, 2020

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.