See Where We're Headed Next!

P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2020—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

Traditional Memoir Workshop (2012)

This workshop is for writers who are at any stage of their memoir. We will all be responsible for reading each other’s work thoroughly and bringing a lively sense of inquiry, opinion and possibility to the table—conversation is vital. Four Mondays: Feb: 3, 10, 17, 24  from 7-9 pm

Carmen Machado’s In the Dream House (2024)

Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss acclaimed fiction writer Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending memoir of experiencing domestic abuse. We will navigate this memoir room by room, focusing on short selections that highlight the author’s brilliant imagery and her agile use of rotating genres (road trip, romance, folklore, stoner comedy) to complicate our perception of reality. Sunday, January 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jumpstart Your Fiction (2025)

  Designed for fiction writers well into a writing project or who consider themselves beyond beginner level, or who took Winslow’s first class, this course continues to teach the craft of fiction in ways that help you describe a landscape, insert meaningful dialogue, create interesting plot points and bring the story home. Exciting exercises teach the how and why of craft that produces art, and how to edit your own work without frustration. In class exercises, workshopping for those who wish it, and specific editorial suggestions to improve your work from an editor. Four Saturdays, February  1 (note: first class will meet 1 to 3 pm), 8, 15, 22 from Noon to 2 pm.

Next Book Group Meetings


Oh! The Horror!

January 26, 11:30 am
WOUNDS, by Ballingrud
Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534449930
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - April 9th, 2019



January 26, 3:30 pm

Graphic Novels

January 26, 5:00 pm
THESE SAVAGE SHORES, by Ram V Note: will meet on fourth Sunday
These Savage Shores Tpb Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Ram V, Sumit Kumar (Artist)
ISBN: 9781939424402
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vault Comics - November 12th, 2019

Travel with Politics & Prose

Lincoln in the Bardo Winter Walking Tour *SOLD OUT*

Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to 3:00 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, February 9, from 1:00  to 3:00 pm *SOLD OUT* To be added to the waitlist please email with subject line bardo, and include your name, email and phone number.

Art and Culture in Barcelona Spain

March 22 through 29, 2020

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a week of Art and Culture in Barcelona, Spain.

Historic Bath and Literary Oxford

April 19 through 29, 2020

Join Politics and Prose for a trip through Historic Bath and Literary London, with stops at Stonehenge, Highclere, and many other picturesque sites in the south of England.