CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webage for listings.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Childhood Memoirs: Marjane Satrapi and Trevor Noah (2093)

This class brings together two must-read memoirs about politics, nation, childhood, and belonging: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime. These coming of age stories are brimming with joy, humor, and sadness, depicting worlds where children are forced to grow up all too quickly. Two Wednesdays: September 23 and 30, from 11 am to 1 pm. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Passing through the Veil: Black Characters and White-passing  from the Antebellum Period to the Jim Crow Era (20107)

Who are your people?” A simple question to ask, but often a difficult one to answer if you consider that we are all a heterogenous mixture of cultures, ethnicities, and categories. These readings will prompt us to probe the history of race and identity in the United States and the ways in which that history continues to live on. Four Wednesdays: October 7, 14, 21, 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Online Class.

ONLINE CLASS: Deep Poetry: Reading Audre Lorde and Sylvia Plath (2095)

Join poet Annie Finch for a deep reading of Audre Lorde and Slyvia Plath, two of the most monumental and fascinating poets of the twentieth century, with attention to gender, iconography, meter, sexuality, race, and rhetoric. Six Thursdays: October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings


Fascinating History

September 24, 7:00 pm
AUGUSTINE, by Fox NOTE: Meeting Online
Augustine: Conversions to Confessions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465022274
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Basic Books - November 3rd, 2015



October 5, 7:30 pm
GREEK FICTION, Edited by Helen Morales NOTE: Meeting Online
Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion Cover Image
By Longus, Chariton, Anonymous, Rosanna Omitowoju (Translated by), Phiroze Vasunia (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780140449259
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - October 25th, 2011



October 7, 7:30 pm
TIMEFULNESS, by Bjornerud NOTE: Meeting Online
Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691202631
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020