CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webage for listings.

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All in-preson book group meetings are suspended. Please check the individual book group webpages for online meeting information.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Pema Chodron's When Things Fall Apart (2088)

Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times topped The Washington Post’s May 19, 2020 Nonfiction Bestsellers List. In this course, we'll ask: what are readers gaining from this book written by a Buddhist nun over two decades ago that allows them to relate to their present lives more deeply? This course will offer writing prompts to deepen our understanding of Chodron's ideas. Two Thursdays: August 13 and 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: The World in a Flash: Introduction to Flash Fiction (2084)

How do you fit the world into 1,000 words or less? Explore the genre of flash fiction and create your own compact masterpieces to send out into the world. Four Saturdays: August 15, 22, 29, September 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Understanding MENA: Arab-Jews: Flight and Return (2090)

This is another class in the series on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to delve into the history, politics, culture and society of the Arab-Jewish community in the MENA region and their flight from their homes in the Arab countries (post WWII) and currently, the “return” via the arts, novels, cinema and televisionFive Tuesdays: September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings


Women's Biography

August 10, 7:30 pm
INHERITANCE, by Shapiro NOTE: Meeting Online
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434030
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020


Lez Read

August 12, 7:30 pm
GIDEON THE NINTH, by Muir NOTE: Meeting Online
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313188
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: - July 14th, 2020


A Seat at the Table at Union Market

August 16, 3:30 pm
HEADS OF COLORED PEOPLE, by Thompson-Spires NOTE: Meeting Online
Heads of the Colored People: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501168000
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: 37 Ink - January 22nd, 2019