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P&P is delighted to invite you along as we explore unique histories and breathtaking sites in 2019—and meet some of our favorite authors with us along the way!  details

Featured Classes

Marquez's "One-Hundred Years of Solitude" (19125)

Gabriel García Márquez is the master of magical realism, a genre that combines real life elements with fantasy and supernatural themes. This classic story of seven generations of the Buendia family is ripe with fantastical characters and dreamlike sequences, but still holds universal themes like time, loneliness, and family. In this class, we'll explore both the genre of magical realism itself and how it functions in the novel, as well as our own interpretations of the underlying themes. Tuesday, November 12, 6-8 p.m.

Unexpected Knowledge: Imagery in Fiction and Non Fiction (19132)

Join novelist Sarah Pleydell and author Michaele Weissman at a 3-part workshop helping writers access the inner landscape where imagery resides. The teachers’ approach is playful, but their purpose is serious: to help writers discover language that is uniquely theirs. Three Sundays: November 10, 17, 24, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Amusing Apocalypses: Gaiman and Pratchett (19137)

For this class we’ll read the works of fantasy legends Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In their different ways, each adds whimsy to our everyday world and wields a sense of humor unique to the fantasy genre. This seminar-style, discussion-based class will focus on their humorous takeson the apocalypse and explore how these satirical end-of-the-world tales allow us to reflect onand laugh at our own world. We’ll read their co-authored Good Omens and Terry Pratchett’s Thief of Time. Two Thursdays: November 14, 21 from 6-8 p.m.


Next Book Group Meetings


Lez Read

November 13, 7:30 pm
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525566182
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019



November 14, 6:30 pm
POPPY WAR, by Kuang
The Poppy War: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662583
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019


Science Fiction

November 14, 7:30 pm
Stranger in a Strange Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984802781
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Ace - July 31st, 2018

Travel with Politics & Prose

Lincoln in the Bardo Winter Walking Tour

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

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.


Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 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 and now a UNESCO World Heritage site! Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 am to 8 pm.