Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Monday:  12noon – 10pm
Tue/Wed/Thu:  4pm – 10pm
Friday:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 5pm ( youth only )
Sunday:  5pm – 10pm ( all ages )

About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

Upcoming Calendar

Certificate Program Info Session

Jul
24
6:00 pm

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The Certificate Program empowers a new generation of DIY writers and artists to thrive in the rapidly changing landscape of modern publishing. Participants choose between one of three tracks and spend two or three semesters creating and publishing their work.

With instruction from many of Portland’s finest writers, cartoonists and self-publishers, Certificate Program students will write, design, hand-craft and publish modest print runs of their own books, zines, comics and E-books.

Our low student-teacher ratio and individual advisor program guarantees personal attention and care. One of our main goals is to help each student develop their own independent style and craft. We strive to make our Certificate workshops student-centered, discussion-based and lively.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014/2015 term in Poetry, Fiction/NonFiction and Comics/Graphic Novel and are hosting an info session for interested people. There will be some light refreshments available.

IPRC Comics Graduation and Reading

Aug ’13
8
7:00 pm
Jul
25
7:00 pm

 

 

Our 2013/2014 IPRC Comics Graduation will be held at the IPRC on July 25 at 8pm. There will be a reading and reception at the IPRC. Please join us in celebrating our newest graduating class.

Intro to Letterpress July 26

Apr
26
11:00 am
Jul
26
11:00 am

Learn to set movable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing! This class runs from 11am-5pm.

$70 members only

register here:

Song of Myself Marathon Reading

Jul
31
5:30 pm

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Join us on the rooftop of the IPRC for a marathon reading of Walt Whitman’s 1855 version of Song of Myself.

The exciting line up of readers includes Emily Kendal Frey, Amy Temple Harper, Cooper Lee Bombardier, A.M. O’Malley, Alisha Bruton, Justin Hocking, Hajara Quinn, Moe Bowstern, Zoe Tambling, James Gendron, First Lady of Portland Nancy Hales and many others! There will also be a special guest appearance by Tin House Book’s Whitman Illuminated illustrator Allen Crawford, he will be signing prints and books.

The reading is 2.5 hours long and people can come and go as they please.

This event is free and open to the public. It starts at 5:30pm (sharp!) and will end by 9pm.

Beer and wine will be available for a small donation this event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

Youth Class! Your Story: Pen to Print

Aug
4
1:00 pm
Aug
6
1:00 pm
Aug
11
1:00 pm
Aug
13
1:00 pm

PCC’s Community Ed Summer Teen Program offers a variety of dynamic and engaging educational experiences for students aged 12-17. Class sizes are small, and the focus is on having a good time while you immerse yourself in an intriguing subject.

Give your life stories literary structure by applying the craft elements of character, plot, setting and pacing. Learn DIY publishing skills: book-binding, layout and design. You’ll leave class with a ten copy print run of your own zine (a zine is a self-made publication.)

  • Instructor: A.M. O’Malley
  • Tuition: $65 + $15 Fee
  • Dates: Mon/Wed, 8/4-8/13
  • Times: 1-2:50pm

Register through PCC Community Education by calling 971-722-6606

Graphic Design Package

Aug
5
7:00 pm
Aug
7
7:00 pm
Aug
12
7:00 pm
Aug
14
7:00 pm
Aug
19
7:00 pm

Plunge in to the world of layout and design with this value packed series of classes featuring Mac CS6 power! We are offering Beginning InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced InDesign e-books and Websites 101.

Each class will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday evening in August

Day One, August 5, 7-9pm

Illustrator: Learn the basics of making a face for your projects! Illustrator is the best program to design covers for your books or records, posters and flyers for your event or project, the basic look of your web-page, or packaging for the things you make. Come to class to with a project in mind and learn how to utilize this program to help you make the most of your ideas.

Day Two, August 7, 7-9

Photoshop: Learn to touch up your photos or create an entirely new universe using Photoshop! Topics include: importing, moving, and reshaping images; overview of toolbar and functions; layers; vector masks; image effects; intro to ImageReady (Photoshops web design software.)

Day Three, August 12, 7-9pm

Beginning InDesign: Put down the glue sticks and scissors and learn to use Adobe InDesign, a powerful page layout and print design program that allows you to create and deliver printed documents or multi-page books that are both attractive and effective. This one-session workshop will get you rolling with InDesign.

Day Four, August 14, 7-9

Websites 101: Learn how to build and promote an attractive portfolio website using free and inexpensive services that already exist on the web. This class will cover basic concepts such as html, CSS, blogging and e-commerce, plus provide tips on how to get people interested in visiting your new web home.

Day Five, August 19, 7-9pm

Advanced InDesign e-books: Take your InDesign knowledge to the next level with this workshop. Improve your workflow with time- and sanity-saving techniques like multiple master pages, nested character and paragraph styles, advanced typesetting skills, pre-press, and more. We’ll also be introducing InDesign CS6′s powerful new e-book publishing tools, which make it possible to convert your print zine or book into the flexible ePub format easily and efficiently.
Some experience with InDesign required.

Cost:

$125 members and $175 nonmembers

 

Register here:

 

IPRC Open Collage Night

Aug
7
6:00 pm

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Join us for our new monthly collage night, where all are welcome to come hang out, create, and share work with other enthusiasts of collage art. If you have always wanted to learn more about collage or perhaps used to collage and haven’t in a long time, here’s your chance to do so in a fun environment of people eager to create and explore this easy-to-learn and very DIY medium. The night will kick off with a short slide show of collage art from around the world designed to inspire you with ideas. And then the cutting and pasting will commence! This event was created by local collage artists A.M. O’Malley and Kevin Sampsell.

Some materials (scissors, paper cutters, glue stick, old magazines and books) will be provided, but please bring some of your own materials as well.

A donation to the IPRC is appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Calling Dr. Laura and Pregnant Butch Reading

Aug
8
7:00 pm

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Join us for a night with A.K. Summers (author of Pregnant Butch) and Nicole Georges (author of the comic zine Invincible Summer), as the two acclaimed graphic artists read from their latest hilarious and poignant comic books.

A.K. Summers began working on Pregnant Butch, a graphic memoir chronicling a neurotic bulldagger’s unique perspective on pregnancy, after the birth of her son in 2005. A longtime artist, Summers is the creator of Negativa: Chicago’s Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag, and was included in Dennis Cooper’s Discontents: New Queer Writers. Summers lives with her partner and son in Providence, Rhode Island.

Nicole J. Georges is an award-winning writer, and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Nicole has been publishing the autobiographical comic Invincible Summer since 2000, and has toured the country extensively. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Tin House, Vanity Fair, and Slate.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that there are some adult themes in the presentation.

Intro to Letterpress August 9

Apr
12
11:00 am
Jun
14
11:00 am
Aug
9
11:00 am

 

Learn to set movable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing!

This class runs from 11am-5pm with a break for lunch.

$70 members only

Register here:

Poetry Northwest Reading

Aug
9
7:30 pm

Poetry Northwest and Pacifica Literary Review are proud to announce that we’ll be hosting 4 poets from 7:30-9 PM on August 9th at IPRC for a reading and celebration of the literary skills of the Pacific Northwest. From the Emerald City to the City of Roses, we invite you to come on down and hear some of the finest writers this side of the Cascades.