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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

Groff's "Florida" (1902)

Students will discuss aspects of Lauren Groff’s newest collection of stories, Florida, including setting, characterization, and theme. Tuesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Beginning, Middle, End—Writing Your Memoir (1914)

 There will be three works to read and discuss:  Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano, The Duke of Deception by Geoffrey Wolff, and the personal memoir-essay "He and I" by Natalia Ginzburg. Yet this is also a traditional writing workshop, too.  Each participant is to hand in, before the first class, five pages of an in-progress memoir. Four Mondays: February 4, 11, 18, 25. 7-9 p.m.

AT UNION MARKET: Ulysses (1936)

This course is an introduction to James Joyce’s Ulysses, which many consider the seminal novel of the 20th Century. If Ulysses has been on your bucket list but you never got around to reading this great novel, this course will make it easier for you. In our five sessions we will look at the overall structure of the novel and concentrate on the more accessible and humorous sections. Four Saturdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 3:30-5:30 pm.

Next Book Group Meetings


A Seat at the Table at Union Market

January 20, 3:30 pm
The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628729900
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Arcade - September 11th, 2018


Waterfront Fiction at The Wharf

January 20, 6:30 pm
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981223
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2010


Graphic Novels

January 21, 7:30 pm
GIRL TOWN, by Nowak
Girl Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603094382
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Top Shelf Productions - November 6th, 2018

Travel with Politics & Prose

World War I in Washington: A Walking Tour - Spring 2019

Sunday, April 14, 12 p.m. to 2:30pm 

Join Politics and Prose and Garrett Peck, author of The Great War and Its Aftermath for a tour of Washington, D.C., this Spring, visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.


Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to around 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics and Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and explore the house known worldwide as a resonant feat of architectural achievement.

English Homes and Gardens

September 18 through 25, 2019

Next September, join P&P and a group of like-minded travelers in exploring the castles, estates, and gardens in the Southeast of England. We’ll be touring famed gardens and historic towns, as well as several sites overseen by the National Trust, which is a charitable organization with a mission to protect many of Britain’s most culturally and historically important landmarks. Our base will be the popular Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, which has been an attraction for visitors since a mineral water spring was discovered here more than 400 years ago, bringing royal visitors looking for eternal health.