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

Jump-Start Your Creativity (1778)

This class aims to refresh writers' conviction and creativity by loosening up and enjoying some reminders that writing can be a hell of a good time. Tuesday, June 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

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From Conversation to Dialogue (1741)

In this “gentle bootcamp,” writers at all levels will explore the art of dialogue-writing in a fun and eclectic environment. Four Tuesdays: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Memoir Writing: Legal, Ethical, and Moral Concerns (1771)

Writing about oneself inevitably impacts others. How do we ethically and legally portray stories and other people in our memoirs? Wednesday, July 12, 1 to 3 p.m.

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Next Book Group Meetings

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Public Affairs

June 26, 7:30 pm
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES by Jacobs
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$16.95
ISBN: 9780679741954
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

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Poetry

June 27, 7:30 pm
A WOMAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY: POEMS by Boland
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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393352948
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2016

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International Literature

June 28, 7:00 pm
SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD by Herrera
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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

Travel with Politics & Prose

The Civil War Tour of Alexandria

Saturday, September 9, 2 p.m.
– approximately 4:30 p.m.

Join Politics and Prose and experienced tour guide Ed Moser for a unique walking tour of Alexandria’s famous Civil War sites and personalities, and an in-depth history of Alexandria during the War.

Sonoma County Journaling Retreat at Bishop's Ranch

September 10 through September 15

Join author Phyllis Theroux at The Bishop’s Ranch, which is located in beautiful Sonoma wine country, the perfect place for those seeking quiet, comfort, and the kind of perspective that only gazing at Mount St. Helena from the comforts of a lawn chair can provide. Participants will enjoy daily opportunities to write, read, share experiences, and discuss the virtues and frustrations of journaling, as well as memorable meals, rustic common rooms for work and play, and a small library for browsing.

The Jazz History Tour

Saturday, September 16, 2 p.m. to around 3:30 p.m.

Jazz and Prohibition collided in 1920s Washington, and one neighborhood saw it all. We will explore Shaw neighborhood, home to U Street and Washington’s “Black Broadway,” and visit historical and unusual sites that most Washingtonians never see. Led by author Garrett Peck, the walk will be capped by a prohibition-appropriate happy hour, of course.