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Powell's is proud to offer a second semester of Powell's City College, a series of classes on the arts and culture of Portland taught by members of the community with expertise in a particular field. All classes are limited to 10 students and will be held at Powell's City of Books.


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Fridays, March 15 - April 5, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
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Theatre for the Theatre Goer

At the heart of this course will be the art of theatre and why it matters. Course participants will be swiftly and experientially introduced to the work of the playwright, actor, director, and designer. The second class (March 22) will meet at Performance Works Northwest in SE Portland at 7:30pm to attend the play Hard Times Come Again No More, a Sowelu Theater production based on the works of Meridel LeSueur.

Tuition: $195.
Instructor: Lorraine Bahr, award-winning actress, director, and teacher.

Fridays, March 15 - April 5, 3:00 - 5:00 PM / Powell's City of Books


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Thursday, April 11 & Monday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Introduction to Scrivener (for Mac users): Learn the Basics of Using Scrivener to Write Your Book

Have you ever wanted to learn what it's like to write a book-length piece using software specifically designed to write and organize a book? Scrivener is a powerful program that goes far beyond anything a traditional word processor offers in terms of writing, outlining, organizing, researching, and much more.

Tuition: $110.
Instructor: Yuvi Zalkow, novelist and computer engineer.

Thursday, April 11 & Monday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM / Powell's City of Books


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Thursdays, April 18 - May 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
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People of the River: Ethnohistory of the Native Cultures of the Lower Columbia

Lewis and Clark reported the Native Americans to be "as numerous on the Columbia River as the whites in any part of the United States." The people the explorers encountered thrived in the rich environment along the river and had important traditions involving art, architecture, and folklore. Narratives and accounts from the ethnographic literature will bring into focus a picture of these people and their rich, complex societies.

Tuition: $195.
Instructor: Melissa Darby, archaeologist, historian, and principal investigator, Lower Columbia Research & Archaeology.

Thursdays, April 18 - May 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM / Powell's City of Books


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