CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

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

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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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All day trips have been postponed with new dates pending to come.

Thank you for your support at this time.


Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: I Wonder As I Wander: Duke Ellington And The Natural World (20106)

Join archivist and jazz expert Reuben Jackson for an afternoon of listening to and discussing the music of Duke Ellington, including some of his lesser known works. One Sunday: October 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight: Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders (20118)

In World of Wonders, acclaimed poet (and former Orion editor) Aimee Nezhukumatathil turns to nonfiction by examining the world’s fiercest, funniest, funkiest creatures—axolotls, peacock, narwhals, touch-me-not plants, corpse flowers, and more. This session will be led by poet and nonfiction writer Sandra Beasley; advance reading or listening of the book is recommended. Author Aimee Nazhukumatathil will be joining the class for a brief Q&A. One Monday: October 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Deep Poetry: Reading Audre Lorde and Sylvia Plath (2095)

Join poet Annie Finch for a deep reading of Audre Lorde and Slyvia Plath, two of the most monumental and fascinating poets of the twentieth century, with attention to gender, iconography, meter, sexuality, race, and rhetoric. Note date and price adjustment: Four Thursdays: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings



October 21, 12:30 pm
THE LAST HURRAH, by O'Connor, NOTE: Meeting Online
The Last Hurrah: A Novel Cover Image
By Edwin O'Connor, Jack Beatty (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780226321417
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Chicago Press - March 22nd, 2016


Fascinating History

October 22, 7:00 pm
This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674986770
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harvard University Press - October 15th, 2018



October 25, 5:00 pm
COMING APART, by Murray NOTE: Meeting Online
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307453433
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown Forum - January 29th, 2013