Explore Unique Histories and Breathtaking Sites

The summer heat is here, and while you may be seeking the cool comforts of the indoors for now, we’ve got you covered when the fall foliage starts to turn and you’re ready to explore unique histories and breathtaking sites, both near and far. details

Featured Classes

Making Memoir Meaningful: Craft, Authenticity, and Voice (17122-W)

This workshop explores crucial elements of personal writing—craft, authenticity, and voice—via lecture, example, practice, and feedback. The workshop is open to all levels of writers. Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Finding Her Voice: Empower Young Women Through Writing (17116)

Explore and celebrate the creative self-expression of writing in a one day class designed to empower the voices of young women. Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Separated By a Common Language (17107)

This discussion-based class looks at linguistic and cultural differences between Americans and the British through books like Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island and Kate Fox's Watching the English. Tuesday, November 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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Next Book Group Meetings


Military Affairs

October 19, 7:30 pm
HUE 1968, by Bowden
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127006
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 6th, 2017



October 22, 3:30 pm
LONG WAY DOWN, by Reynolds
Long Way Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481438254
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017


Public Affairs

October 23, 7:30 pm
The End of White Christian America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501122323
Availability: In Stock—Click for Details
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

Travel with Politics & Prose

A Holiday Outing to Longwood Gardens

Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. – approximately 10 p.m.

Join Politics and Prose in exploring the wonders of Longwood Gardens, one of the country’s leading horticultural display gardens, during the holidays, when it transforms into a woodland escape, decorated with thousands of lights, fountain displays, and flower arrangements found in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania.

Politics and Prose in Provence featuring Mystery Writer M.L. Longworth

April 15 through 21, 2018

Politics and Prose invites you to join us for a delightful week in southern France. We’ll visit sites associated with artists Cézanne and van Gogh and writer Émile Zola, as well as experiencing classic Provençal food, wine, and culture. We’ll settle in for three days in Aix-en-Provence, known for its abundance of beautiful fountains, and then three days in St. Rémy, with side trips to Arles and Les Baux.

A Paris Adventure with Mystery Writer Mark Pryor

July 16 through 22, 2018

Politics and Prose invites you to join a group of fellow readers and fans of mystery writer Mark Pryor for an exclusive and affordable week in Paris. You’ll spend time with Mark exploring some of the most memorable scenes associated with Hugo Marston, fictional head of security at the American Embassy. And you’ll also have time to explore some of the small gems of Paris—the lesser-known museums, the spectacular parks, the off-the-beaten-track cafés, the hidden passages that are home to specialty boutiques and other treasures.