The People's Colloquium

The People's Colloquium

is creating education in the arts and humanities

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What is The People's Colloquium?

The People's Colloquium is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit. We offer free education in the arts and humanities, including prose and poetry critique groups, creative writing classes, academic discussion groups, academic lectures, open mics for philosophy, ideas, poetry, and prose, and much more! Click the following link to check out our educational offerings.

At The People's Colloquium, participants are provided with opportunities to read, write, critique, be critiqued, speak, listen, debate, and learn – which is exactly what we believe a colloquium should be!

What is the Colloquium's mission?

  • develop techniques for creative writing and public speaking
  • increase knowledge in the arts and humanities
  • prepare participants for future education and careers
  • create meaningful and supportive communities
  • save participants money on programs that would be costly elsewhere

Why raise donations?

All our educational offerings are free and open to the public, and we believe that it's important they remain this way, but there are also costs associated with running a nonprofit and our various programs. Please see the sidebar to the left for further information about how we'll use the donations we receive.

What happens Monday nights?

On Mondays, we offer academic discussions, academic lectures, and open mics for philosophy and art. This takes the form of a weekly conference. 

  • Academic discussions are offered from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and serve as a means for participants to practice critical reflection and debate skills.
  • Academic lectures are offered from 7:30pm – 9:00pm, and provides participants with new information about the lecture's subject material.
  • Open mics for ideas and art are offered every 6 weeks from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and offer participants a platform to express their ideas and share their creative art, and to receive feedback, critique, and engagement from their audience.

What happens Tuesday nights?

On Tuesdays, we offer literary discussions, writer's critique groups, and open mics for poetry and prose in the form of a weekly writer's workshop. Our goal is to foster an environment for all writers, whether beginner or expert, as they set about perfecting written projects and their writerly craft.

  • Creative writing classes are offered from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, and serve as a means for writers to deepen their understanding of prose and poetry craft and theory, publishing, and more.
  • Critique groups are offered from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, and allow for writers and poets to receive feedback on their works in progress.
  • Open mics for poetry and prose are offered from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, and serve as a means for writers and poets to practice performing their words in front of an audience, as well as a means of receiving feedback, critique, and engagement.

What is The People's Colloquium's educational ecosystem? 

The People's Colloquium's educational ecosystem refers to the integration between our educational offerings. Here's one example. A participant in an academic lecture could write an essay on a lecture topic and submit it to our writer's workshops, or they could compose a speech and present it at an open mic for ideas and art. The participants at the writing workshop or the open mic also may have participated in the lecture, and could thus critique and respond to the essay or speech in an informed fashion. There are many possible examples of how our educational ecosystem integrates together, and this ultimately leads to a personalized experience for each participant at The People's Colloquium.

What do the lectures look like?



What do the workshops and discussions look like?



Thank you!

Together we're building a resource for all those living in the greater Portland metropolitan area, visitors to our wonderful city, your friends and loved ones, and - you!

Remember, because The People's Colloquium is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, all your donations are tax deductible.

To find out more about The People's Colloquium, its mission, and its educational ecosystem, please visit PeoplesColloquium.org, our Facebook Discussions Group, or contact us at [email protected]
Tiers
Annual Anthology
$10 or more per month

The People's Colloquium releases regular anthologies composed of original prose and poetry written by those participating in our writer's workshops, and accompanied by the artwork of local artists - you'll receive our anthologies as we release them. (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)

Apparel and Anthology
$25 or more per month

In addition to our anthologies, you'll receive a t-shirt with our logo printed upon it. (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)

Pillar of the Colloquium!
$50 or more per month

In addition to receiving our anthologies and t-shirt, you're invited to our annual Dinner of Pillars! We'll discuss all things People's Colloquium along with the Board of Directors and Executive Director. We hope you can make it! (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)

What is The People's Colloquium?

The People's Colloquium is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit. We offer free education in the arts and humanities, including prose and poetry critique groups, creative writing classes, academic discussion groups, academic lectures, open mics for philosophy, ideas, poetry, and prose, and much more! Click the following link to check out our educational offerings.

At The People's Colloquium, participants are provided with opportunities to read, write, critique, be critiqued, speak, listen, debate, and learn – which is exactly what we believe a colloquium should be!

What is the Colloquium's mission?

  • develop techniques for creative writing and public speaking
  • increase knowledge in the arts and humanities
  • prepare participants for future education and careers
  • create meaningful and supportive communities
  • save participants money on programs that would be costly elsewhere

Why raise donations?

All our educational offerings are free and open to the public, and we believe that it's important they remain this way, but there are also costs associated with running a nonprofit and our various programs. Please see the sidebar to the left for further information about how we'll use the donations we receive.

What happens Monday nights?

On Mondays, we offer academic discussions, academic lectures, and open mics for philosophy and art. This takes the form of a weekly conference. 

  • Academic discussions are offered from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and serve as a means for participants to practice critical reflection and debate skills.
  • Academic lectures are offered from 7:30pm – 9:00pm, and provides participants with new information about the lecture's subject material.
  • Open mics for ideas and art are offered every 6 weeks from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, and offer participants a platform to express their ideas and share their creative art, and to receive feedback, critique, and engagement from their audience.

What happens Tuesday nights?

On Tuesdays, we offer literary discussions, writer's critique groups, and open mics for poetry and prose in the form of a weekly writer's workshop. Our goal is to foster an environment for all writers, whether beginner or expert, as they set about perfecting written projects and their writerly craft.

  • Creative writing classes are offered from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, and serve as a means for writers to deepen their understanding of prose and poetry craft and theory, publishing, and more.
  • Critique groups are offered from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, and allow for writers and poets to receive feedback on their works in progress.
  • Open mics for poetry and prose are offered from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, and serve as a means for writers and poets to practice performing their words in front of an audience, as well as a means of receiving feedback, critique, and engagement.

What is The People's Colloquium's educational ecosystem? 

The People's Colloquium's educational ecosystem refers to the integration between our educational offerings. Here's one example. A participant in an academic lecture could write an essay on a lecture topic and submit it to our writer's workshops, or they could compose a speech and present it at an open mic for ideas and art. The participants at the writing workshop or the open mic also may have participated in the lecture, and could thus critique and respond to the essay or speech in an informed fashion. There are many possible examples of how our educational ecosystem integrates together, and this ultimately leads to a personalized experience for each participant at The People's Colloquium.

What do the lectures look like?



What do the workshops and discussions look like?



Thank you!

Together we're building a resource for all those living in the greater Portland metropolitan area, visitors to our wonderful city, your friends and loved ones, and - you!

Remember, because The People's Colloquium is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, all your donations are tax deductible.

To find out more about The People's Colloquium, its mission, and its educational ecosystem, please visit PeoplesColloquium.org, our Facebook Discussions Group, or contact us at ThePeoplesColl[email protected]

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Tiers
Annual Anthology
$10 or more per month

The People's Colloquium releases regular anthologies composed of original prose and poetry written by those participating in our writer's workshops, and accompanied by the artwork of local artists - you'll receive our anthologies as we release them. (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)

Apparel and Anthology
$25 or more per month

In addition to our anthologies, you'll receive a t-shirt with our logo printed upon it. (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)

Pillar of the Colloquium!
$50 or more per month

In addition to receiving our anthologies and t-shirt, you're invited to our annual Dinner of Pillars! We'll discuss all things People's Colloquium along with the Board of Directors and Executive Director. We hope you can make it! (Rewards will be given after 6 months of donations.)