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: Shakespeare Behind the Scenes (21128)

Change the way you experience Shakespeare by exploring an actor’s approach to the text. Join Kate Eastwood Norris , a Helen Hayes Award winning actor, director and educator for this class, to ignite your imagination and deepen your theatergoing experience for years to come. Tuesday, September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. ET

P&P Author Workshop with Robyn Schneider: The Other Merlin

Calling all YA readers and writers: Join bestselling young adult author Robyn Schneider for this virtual writing workshop. One Saturday: September 25 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm ET Online

ONLINE CLASS: Wilkie Collins’ No Name: A Sensation Novel (21101)

Illegitimacy - deception - revenge! Wilkie Collins’ No Name (1862) was his second sensation novel after pioneering the genre with The Woman in White. Join Dr. Leigha McReynolds for this five-week seminar-style, discussion-based class as we stroll through the story of the woman with no name and explore Victorian anxieties and desires. Five Mondays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Next Book Group Meetings


A Seat at the Table at Union Market

September 19, 3:30 pm
Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538702741
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 17th, 2021



September 22, 4:00 pm
LIBRARY BOOK, by Orlean NOTE: Meeting Online this month on fourth Wednesday September 22, at 4 pm
The Library Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476740195
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019


Fascinating History

September 23, 7:00 pm
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143110804
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

Travel with Politics & Prose

Secrets of the President’s Neighborhood - Walking Tour

Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Noon to 1:30 p.m.

JoAnn Hill

Join JoAnn Hill, author of Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, on a walking tour around the President’s neighborhood in NW DC. This tour will take us to various Secret Washington, DC book locations around the Lafayette Square neighborhood just steps away from the White House. Discover where spies met, jealous husbands dueled, callboxes take you back in time, ghosts haunted the White House, and religious institutions took over 16th Street NW, one of DC’s most popular thoroughfares.

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.