See Where We're Headed Next!

P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2018—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

Groff's "Florida" (1902)

Students will discuss aspects of Lauren Groff’s newest collection of stories, Florida, including setting, characterization, and theme. Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Coelho’s Hippie (18117)

Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life. One Thursday, March 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Reading as Writers: Didion and Sedaris (1919)

In this continuing course, we will explore the craft of writing by examining the works of “writers’ writers” through very close reading of their work, with an eye to understanding their technique and style and, through in-class writing exercises, practicing what we might learn from them in a collaborative, creative environment. New Dates: Four Thursdays, March 28, April 4, 18, 25 from 1:00--3:00 p.m.

Next Book Group Meetings


True Crime

February 21, 7:00 pm
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143123361
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2013


Oh! The Horror!

February 24, 11:30 am
The Grip of It: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374536916
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: FSG Originals - August 1st, 2017



February 24, 3:30 pm
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062866561
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperCollins - October 16th, 2018

Travel with Politics & Prose

World War I in Washington: A Walking Tour - Spring 2019

Sunday, April 14, 12 p.m. to 2:30pm 

Join Politics and Prose and Garrett Peck, author of The Great War and Its Aftermath for a tour of Washington, D.C., this Spring, visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.


Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

Writing from the Heart in Paris

August 4 through 10, 2019

This six-day writing seminar, offered in Paris, the City of Light—a source of inspiration for many writers, poets and artists throughout history—will give you the time, the courage, and the presence of mind to write whatever you are moved or inspired to write about. This could be poetry, a novel, family history, a memoir, a graphic novel, a play, or even an OpEd...anything!