September 30 to October 9, 2023

Join Politics and Prose instructor, Francis J. Ambrosio, Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown MyDante Project, and Deborah Ross Warin, Director, Renaissance Tours Company, LLC, former Director of Continuing Education and lecturer at Georgetown University, and author of the forthcoming book, Battista Sforza and the Court of Urbino.

October 6-11, 2023

Côte d'Azur trip (October 6-11, 2023) is presently booked. To put your name on the waitlist, please email


Politics & Prose Invites You to Experience Art, Light and Beauty on the French Azure Coast

March 1-7, 2024

Novelist Willa Cather visited New Mexico six times between 1912 and 1926, as she was enchanted by the desert Southwest. In 1925, while visiting Santa Fe she bought a biography of a French missionary priest and decided to write a novel based on Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy. She returned the following year to complete the research for the book, which was published in September 1927 as Death Comes for the Archbishop. Six months before she died, Cather called it her “best book.” 

April 10 – 17, 2024 - Sold Out.

April 17 – 24, 2024 - Second week added with availability.

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Join Politics & Prose on an exploration of this unique part of France, Périgord Nord in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, well known for its food specialties (truffles, walnuts, foie gras) and wines (Bruno loves wine!). A highlight of the trip will be spending time with Martin Walker. We’ll spend one whole day in “St. Denis,” tasting wines at Bruno’s favorite wine shop, and then going on to Martin’s house, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch while Martin pours us some favorite wines and regales us with stories about the region. For updates join our mailing list and email

More information and dates to follow.

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.


Trip dates: October 21 – October 28, 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.