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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

Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name: Fiction into Film (18115)

We will do a deep read of this hauntingly passionate novel, as well as discuss some of the changes in the film version and what they reveal about the author's style.  NOTE: NEW DATE: One Monday, January 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

How to Write a Key Scene (18104)

A key scene is an essential building block in any work of fiction. In this session, you'll learn tips and strategies for making the scene you see in your head come alive on the page so that your reader is compelled to keep turning the pages.  Writing exercises will give class members a hands-on feel for how to add texture, dynamism, and drama to a story. The session also provides practical, hands-on guidance about the rewriting process. An added benefit: giving and receiving critical feedback. One Saturday: November 17, 2 to 4:30 p.m.


Strange Places: Writing Workshop (18109)

*SOLD OUT* A first encounter with something – whether it’s an exotic locale or the terrain of serious illness – causes us sit up and take notice in a way we don’t often do when living our habitual lives. Such places and experiences can make powerful raw material for both fiction and nonfiction. In this small, intimate class, students will be given assigned readings and will workshop pieces of their own in either genre that have grown out of singular encounters with unfamiliar places and life experiences. We will define “strange places” broadly. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight would be as welcome in this class as James Baldwin’s “Equal in Paris.” Please note date change: Four Mondays: Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.(skipping Nov. 26 and adding Dec. 17). *SOLD OUT*

Next Book Group Meetings


A Seat at the Table at Union Market

November 18, 3:30 pm
Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062422675
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2018


Waterfront Fiction

November 18, 6:30 pm
Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018


Oh! The Horror!

November 25, 11:30 am
Mapping the Interior Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765395108
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: - June 20th, 2017

Travel with Politics & Prose

World War I in Washington: A Walking Tour

Sunday, December 2, 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., visiting sites significant to America's involvement in World War I.