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

Beginner Fiction Workshop Part II (1866)

This class is perfect for writers developing their chops, who want to use writing exercises and story analysis to gain more confidence and skill. Five Wednesdays: June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Inspire Your Writing Through Visual Art (1865)

Discover a rich lens for exploring character and memoir by stepping inside of two paintings in a new course presented by the instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon. Two Thursdays: July 26 & August 2, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Intermediate Fiction Workshop (1867)

Each writer will have the opportunity to submit one piece of work during the four-week period and will receive a written critique from the instructor. Four Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m

Next Book Group Meetings



June 20, 12:30 pm
EVICTED, by Desmond
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017



June 24, 3:30 pm
POET X, by Acevedo
The Poet X Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018


Public Affairs

June 25, 7:30 pm
THE END OF EUROPE, by Kirchick
The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300234510
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Yale University Press - March 20th, 2018

Travel with Politics & Prose

A Paris Adventure with Mystery Writer Mark Pryor

July 15 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.


Revisiting George Washington's Alexandria

Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

No other city is as associated with George Washington as Alexandria, and Washington considered it his hometown. He surveyed Alexandria's streets in 1749 as a seventeen-year old, and his public memorial services were held there fifty years later after his death. This one-mile, 2.5 hour walking tour of Old Town explores historic churches, houses, taverns, breweries, the waterfront, and other sites associated with the founding father - nineteen sites in all.

The Périgord of "Bruno, Chief of Police"

August 25 to September 1

One of the many highlights of this trip is the day we spend with Martin at his home, enjoying a lavish lunch while Martin thrills us with his stories about the French Resistance in the area, plus its early history. We’ll visit the magnificent Lascaux IV cave, Josephine Baker’s chateau and much more. Of course we’ll taste Bruno’s favorite wines. Our base for the trip is the historic Sarlat-la-Canéda, plus one night in beautiful Bordeaux. Please note: this trip fills up very quickly.