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.

Overseas trips are scheduled for 2022.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: The Monster Within: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (21110)

Stevenson's 1886 novella — a psychological that asks murky moral questions through a complex narrative structure — originated the genre of horror that looks inward. Join us the week before Halloween for a seminar-style discussion exploring this classic work of man and monsters. Monday, October 25th, from noon to 2 p.m. ET

Sarah Ruhl Online Writing Workshop: Turning the Invisible Visible with Paula Vogel

Join the acclaimed playwright, poet, and author Sarah Ruhl for an afternoon of experimental writing and exercises to fine tune your writing craft in an inter-genre workshop. One Saturday: November 6th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST

ONLINE CLASS: Food Memoirs: A Fanciful Trip into the Kitchen of our Memories (21126)

Food has a way of transporting us back to a place or to the company of special people. Food reminds us who we are, where we are from and our cultural heritage. Food triggers memories of family, friends, and moments in our past, like the aromas of Grandma’s holiday kitchen or Mom’s decked out tables or Dad’s Sunday morning waffles. Three Wednesdays: November 3, 10, 17, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET

Next Book Group Meetings



October 24, 5:00 pm
TYRANNY OF MERIT, by Sandel NOTE: Meeting Online
The Tyranny of Merit: Can We Find the Common Good? Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250800060
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - September 14th, 2021


Public Affairs

October 25, 7:00 pm
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691217079
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Princeton University Press - March 2nd, 2021



October 26, 7:30 pm
Night Sky with Exit Wounds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781556594953
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016

Travel with Politics & Prose

Lincoln in the Bardo Fall Walking Tour

Saturday, October 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sold Out

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 BardoSaturday, October 30, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Navy Yard and Culture House DC Walking Tour - Fall 2021

Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Join Andréa Seiger and John Dean, author and photographer of 111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss guidebook for a walk through the photogenic, vibrant and ever-changing Navy Yard neighborhood that lies along the Anacostia River, once intended to be part of a deep water port. It is anchored by the US Navy Yard, the oldest continuously operating Navy installation in the United States, and Nationals Park.

The Périgord of "Bruno, Chief of Police"

June 1 to 8, 2022

Join Politics & Prose on an exploration of this unique part of France, well known for its food specialties (truffles, walnuts, foie gras) and wines (Bruno loves wine!). A highlight of the trip will be spending time with Martin Walker. We’ll spend one whole day in “St. Denis,” tasting wines at Bruno’s favorite wine shop, and then going on to Martin’s house, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch while Martin pours us some favorite wines and regales us with stories about the region.