Featured Classes

The Indian Partition in Fiction and Film (1807)

Consider the bloody legacy of the Indian Partition and the ways in which it has been represented in fiction and film in this four-session course. Four Tuesdays: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Bleak House and the Journalism of Charles Dickens (1805)

Explore this Dickens classic as well as the context surrounding it by working through the novel while simultaneously reading contemporary pieces on the lifestyle and culture of that time. Six Fridays: January 12, 19, 26, February 9, 23, March 9, 16*, 1 to 3 p.m.

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The Political Novels of Dashiell Hammett (1818-1; 1818-2)

We wouldn’t have noir as we know it today without Dashiell Hammett, and this class, led by novelist James Grady, will focus on some of Hammett’s best work. Session 1: Monday, January 15, 1 to 3 p.m.; Session 2: Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Next Book Group Meetings



December 20, 12:30 pm
A Confederacy of Dunces Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780802130204
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994


Fascinating History

December 21, 7:30 pm
The Russian Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780198806707
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 28th, 2017



January 2, 7:00 pm
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250081568
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador USA - February 2nd, 2016

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 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.