portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article announcements portland metro


Portland Free Skool August Calendar Online

Portland Free Skool has classes scheduled for August. Be sure to check out the online calendar.

Memetic Cascadia
Mondays 5pm - 8pm
In front of Millar Library at PSU- [future locations TBA]

We will examine ways to transform the abstract idea of Cascadia, the bioregion, into a contagious idea associated with our regional identity. The class will consist of knowledge-sharing as well as creating a functional workspace from which to spread the meme of being "Cascadian." The intent of the class is to eventually become a "think tank." This course is FREE as it is part of Portland Free School. The goal is to create a bioregional awakening (Cascadia) that becomes widespread and very contagious and then create a "culture of active social change." 1875 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201

English Grammar
Thursdays 7pm - 8pm, August
Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th St

This is a fun, easy-paced grammar class for anyone who wants to improve their writing. We will be working our way through the following book: Sharp Grammar from Kaplan Publishing. This book costs only $6.95 used at Powell's. You don't need to have the book to attend class. There is no homework. We will be reading the book and doing all of the exercises in class.

Emma Goldman Reading Group
Thursdays 8pm - 9pm, August
Laughing Horse Books, 12 NE 10th St

We will be reading Emma Goldman's autobiography, Living My Life. Each week we will read about 50 pages and be ready to discuss her life and work in class. Check the Google Free Skool calendar to find out which chapters to read for that week. Living My Life comes in two volumes, so be sure to acquire Volume One for the first part of the class. Each volume costs $10.95 used at Powell's. Please also inquire at Laughing Horse Books about the availability of this book. (503-236-2893). Please read chapters I to V (vol 1) before class on Aug 4.

Drawing and Comics Group
Mondays 7pm - 9pm, August
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Bring whatever project you're working on and do it in the company of others. We will exchange ideas and techniques for improving our art. Be prepared to show your work to others. All skill levels welcome! We may sit inside or outside depending on weather and noise. We may have guest instructors from time to time.