MONDAYS/THURSDAYS – PHILOSOPHY AND IDEAS

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OVERVIEW

Academics at The People’s Colloquium focuses on philosophy, with secondary focuses on the history of ideas and the humanities. Formats include discussionswhere a short reading introduces a discussion question for participants to explore under the guidance of a discussion facilitator; lectures, where a lecturer presents a structured introduction to a topic, usually an idea, period in intellectual history, a school of thought, or similar; seminarswhere a written text is carefully read and analyzed over the course of successive meetings; and open mics, with a focus on philosophy and ideas. Additionally, The People’s Colloquium partners with local groups and organizations dedicated to similar studies.                

RESOURCES

Syllabi for individual lectures and discussions
Teacher bios
Guidelines for Participation

SCHEDULE, SYLLABI

The People’s Dialogues
  • Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • academic discussions in philosophy and ideas
The People’s Stage
  • Mondays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, every 6 weeks or so
  • an open mic for philosophy and ideas
  • syllabus
The People’s Lectures
  • Mondays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • academic lectures in philosophy and ideas
The People’s Seminars
  • Mondays/Thursdays, various times
  • reading seminars in philosophy
  • seminars can be provided by People’s Colloquium partners and affiliates

TUESDAYS – WRITER’S AND POET’S WORKSHOP

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OVERVIEW

The writer’s workshop at The People’s Colloquium is open to all skill levels, educational backgrounds, and creative intentions, with focuses on both poetry and prose. Offerings include writer’s and poet’s critique groups, where writers and poets submit their writing for peer review; classes, with a particular focus on writer’s and poet’s craft and publishing; discussions, where writers and poets gather to discuss craft and exemplary pieces of writing; and open mics, with a focus on prose and poetry. Additionally, there are featured readers on a regular basis, editors available free to participants, and regular workshop anthologies to submit writing to for collaborative publication.

RESOURCES

Poetry Anthology – 2019
Editors
Writers’ and Poets’ Goal Sheet
Forum (password protected)
Guidelines for Participation

SCHEDULE, SYLLABI

The People’s Classes
  • Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • writer’s classes on craft and publishing
The People’s Dialogues
  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • discussions on writer’s and poet’s craft and exemplary writing
The People’s Ink
  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • critique groups for prose and poetry
  • syllabus
The People’s Stage
  • Tuesdays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
  • an open mic for poetry and narrative
  • syllabus