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Join former Howard University and University of Michigan professor Michele L. Simms-Burton for a lively and spirited tour of Black expatriate writers living and writing in Paris, France. Explore Black Parisian culture, stroll the streets and visit the cafes where these writers once walked and wrote, learn about their conflicts and resolutions, discover why they made a go of it in Paris, and examine why Black creatives once expatriated to Paris and continue to do so.


Dates: August 3 - 10, 2024

Tarcutta House surrounded by a brick wall.

Join Politics and Prose for a magical one-week Italian adventure in the Tuscan hills including cooking lessons, area sightseeing and time to relax.

October 6 – 16, 2024


This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience the renowned beauty of northeastern Italy. There we shall discover its artistic treasures, absorb its dramatic history - from ancient Rome, through the Renaissance and the Baroque, to contemporary Italian chic, experience its people, taste and feel its culture. Join us for this fascinating exploration of the origins and development of one the most beautiful but least touristed regions of Italy. Dates: October 6 – 16, 2024

Trip dates: October 20 – October 27, 2024

Note: The trip is presently booked with reservations. To put your name on the waitlist, please email

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Join Eric Denker, Ph.D., author, expert in Venetian art, and a favorite lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, on this exploration of beautiful Venice. Eric will take us to his favorite sites, including the Palazzo Ducale, the Academia art museum, the Scuola Grande San Rocco (where Eric is the first American member), Ca d’Oro historic house, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello in the Venetian lagoon.