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This class will focus on the beginning of the post-World War II cultural revolution as Britain emerged from a long period of state control. Third Session Added! Wednesday, January 29, Monday, February 3, Thursday March 20, Thursday April 10, Tuesday, May 13, 1-3 p.m.

 




This class will examine four complementary novels by two of modernism’s most enduring and influential writers, William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf.  Themes will include literary style, narration, perspective, gender, and national history.  March 20, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 15, May 29, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Readings will include Poe’s famous prose and poetry, but will also introduce some of his lesser-known work, including essays, detective fiction, and a novel. Five Fridays: March 21, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 16, 1 – 3 p.m.

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A class for adults interested in deconstructing, and discussing seminal works of classic and contemporary children’s literature, including Charlotte's Web and The Fault in Our Stars, through various lenses.  Five Tuesdays: April 1, 8, 22, and May 6, 20, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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A discussion of Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz and Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, both Nobel Prize winners. What is it about their work that speaks to us across language, time and country? Tuesdays: April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13 (no class April 15), 3 – 4:30 p.m.

This class is fully enrolled. Please email scoll@politics-prose.com to be placed on the waiting list. 

 




An advanced workshop for those who have prior experience writing picture books, this class will include writing prompts, storyboards, and feedback on work. Four Thursdays: April 3, 10, 24, and May 1, 9:15 – 11:45 a.m.

This class is sold out. Please email scoll@politics-prose.com to be put on the waitlist.

 




Working in small groups, the class will workshop two versions of a 750-word personal essay: a rough and a final draft.This section is open to those who have previously taken a memoir writing class with Chloe Miller. Five Mondays: April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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Explore the history, fashion, food, and culture of Paris through both fiction and nonfiction. Six Thursdays: April 24 – May 29, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Discuss techniques to create believable, riveting, and poignant characters with novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff. This class will consist of short readings and exercises to master character creation. Friday, April 25, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Sherlock Holmes has been transposed onto stage, page, radio, and every variety of screen in a way that stretches the boundaries of the original. We will read several works by Doyle and later depictions of the great detective in fiction and film. Five Sundays: April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22, 6 – 8 p.m.

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Expand your understanding of noir by exploring and comparing three seminal and representative books penned by masters of the genre, including Dashiell Hammett.  Tuesday, April 29, 7 – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 30, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Explore your creative side at this afternoon of guided writing exercises designed to get your subconscious flowing. No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and those looking for a jolt of inspiration. Wednesday, April 30, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

 

This class is sold out. Please email scoll@politics-prose.com to be put on the waitlist.

 




In a workshop led by a literary agent, learn how to find the right agent for you and how to craft a query letter that will leave a lasting impression, from salutation to synopsis, for your fiction or nonfiction book. Session 1: Wednesday, April 30, 79 p.m. or Session 2: Thursday, May 8, 1 – 3 p.m.

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Begin with a cup of shade-grown coffee and a discussion of songbird protection at Politics & Prose, then take a guided walk through Rock Creek National Park behind the store to look and listen for birds. Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This class is fully enrolled. Please email scoll@politics-prose.com to be placed on the waiting list.

 




Discuss current affairs and the politics of the Middle East through the prism of literature by well-known fiction writers of the region, exploring questions of history, colonialism, sexuality, war, religion, traditions and taboos. Five Wednesdays: May 14, 28, June 11, 25, July 9 (every other week), 1 – 3 p.m.

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Focused on the elements that make a great beginning to a story, novel or memoir, this class will strengthen the all-important opening pages of your work. Thursday, June 26, 1 – 4 p.m.

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