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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

Forché's What You Have Heard Is True (2023) Note: new class date

Join author Sandra Beasley to discuss Carolyn Forché’s memoir of travel to El Salvador, 1978-80, that forged Forché's identity as an activist and poet. Our discussion will focus not only on Forché’s personal journey, but her formidable lyric craft even when working in prose.  Please note class has been rescheduled. New date is Wednesday, April 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick (2039)

Join award-winning writer Alyce Miller for a lively, in-depth discussion of Tressie McMillan Cottom’s unique and exciting collection of essays, Thick. One Sunday, March 1 from 3-5:30 p.m.

What the Folk? The Evolution of Folk Music (2019)

Join Rick Massimo, author of I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival, for a look at how folk music has gone from back porches to festival stages, how it’s changed and how it hasn’t. Saturday, February 29th, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Next Book Group Meetings


Oh! The Horror!

February 23, 11:30 am
The Fisherman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939905215
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Word Horde - June 30th, 2016



February 23, 3:30 pm
Meets on fourth Sunday of the month to discuss upcoming books.

Waterfront Fiction

February 23, 6:30 pm
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451681758
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - April 2nd, 2013

Travel with Politics & Prose

A Spring Walking Tour through Rock Creek Park

Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.,
on a spring nature walk in Rock Creek Park Saturday, April 11, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Historic Bath and Literary Oxford

April 19 through 29, 2020

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

Lincoln in the Bardo Spring Walking Tour

Sunday, April 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 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, April 19, from 2:00  to 4:00 pm