Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 10pm


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

RESCHEDULED :::::Two Plum Press Book Release Party featuring Michelle Overby

Jan
30
7:00 pm

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Michelle Overby was born and raised in eastern Washington state. She moved to Portland, Oregon 13 years ago and studied Linguistics and Creative Writing at Portland State University. She has worked in many a bar and restaurant and is a wife and mother to two girls. Michelle keeps a daily poetry blog, The Rose and The Apple. I Stayed Up Listening is her debut book, a collection of poems written from February 2011-November 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Switch PDX: Karmin & O’Malley

Jan
31
7:00 pm

swThe Switch is pleased to present Jennifer Karmin of Chicago and Portland’s own A.M. O’Malley.

When: Saturday, January 31, doors at 7 pm, reading at 7:30 sharp. FREE
 
Where: IPRC, 1001, SE Division, PDX

Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have been presented across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe.  A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she is author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice.  Her poetry is widely published, most recently in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, the Iraq War chronicle 4000 Words 4000 Dead + Revolutionary Optimism: An American Elegy, and as Bernadette Mayer’s assistant on The Helens of Troy, NY.  She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and has been a Visiting Writer at Naropa University, Oberlin College, California Institute of the Arts, plus a myriad of sites.  In 2015, she returns to Cuba for a collaboration that will be part of the Havana Biennial. Here is her neutrino poem, with Bernadette Mayer.

A.M. O’Malley has been writing and publishing on various planes since 1998. Ms. O’Malley left home at 17 years old and began her own odyssey, zigzagging across the United States, working as a waitress, bartender, a community organizer, a Kirby vacuum salesman, a maid, canvasser and through it all she was writing and reading and making zines. She has recently been published in The Newer York, Jerkpoet, Poor Claudia, Phenome, UnShod Quills, The Burnside Review and The Portland Review. Her work also appears in the forthcoming anthology Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity edited by Carter Sickels for Ooligan Press. She is a Literary Arts Writers in the Schools teaching artist, a Young Audiences Teaching Artist Studio graduate, a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant recipient and winner of the 2014 Skidmore Prize. In 2012, Ms. O’Malley started a writing and publishing program at the Columbia River Correctional Institution and goes there every Tuesday night to teach writing to incarcerated men. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.  Find her work HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Collage Postcards

Apr ’14
12
1:00 pm
Feb
1
1:00 pm
Feb
8
1:00 pm

Make your own mixed-media postcards, spurred by image-based writing prompts. Explore color composition, text and image relationship, and finishing techniques. Collage arts have been practiced for centuries, by artists and non-artists alike.

 CLICK HERE to register through PCC Community Education

Writers in the Schools Reading

Feb
4
7:00 pm

Help us celebrate the young writers from Cleveland High School who participated in the fall term of Writers in the Schools!

 

Free and open to the public

Intro to Letterpress

Feb
7
11:00 am
Feb
22
11:00 am
Mar
14
11:00 am
Mar
21
11:00 am
Mar
28
11:00 am
Apr
11
11:00 am
Apr
26
11:00 am

images-1Learn 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 is held downstairs and runs from 11am-5pm. Please note that each of these dates are stand alone, one-day classes.

 

To register for February 7th (Valentine’s themed) class click here:

To register for the February 22nd class, click here:

To register for the March 14th class, click here:

To register for the March 21st class, click here:

To register for the March 28th class, click here:

To register for the April 11th class, click here:

To register for the April 26th class, click here:

 

Registration Policy Workshop Registration Info

+You may register for a workshop online at iprc.org, or in person at the IPRC.
+You may cancel your reservation 7 days in advance of a workshop for a full credit. If you do not show up or give less than 7 days notice you do not get a refund.
+If a workshop is canceled because of lack of enrollment, you’ll receive a 100% refund.
+Members receive first listed price in course descriptions.
+Youth (8-18) receive member-price for any non-youth workshops. Please contact with questions regarding age appropriateness.

Graphic Design Camp (February/March)

Jan
6
6:00 pm
Jan
8
6:00 pm
Jan
13
6:00 pm
Jan
15
6:00 pm
Feb
8
7:00 pm
Feb
15
7:00 pm
Feb
22
7:00 pm
Mar
1
7:00 pm
Mar
8
7:00 pm

iprc_blue_logoPlunge 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.

All classes are held from 7-9pm in the upstairs classroom.

Day One,
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,
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,
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. 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.
Adv. InDesign and eBooks

Day Four,
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,
Final Overview: In this special class we’ll overview the interconnections between Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and designing for the Web. This wide-ranging and free-wheeling session will help you connect these powerful design tools together to truly level up your creative game. Come prepared with questions about anything and everything we’ve covered so far!

 

$125 members $175 nonmembers

Register here:

IPRC Open Collage Night

Dec ’14
10
6:00 pm
Jan
14
6:00 pm
Feb
11
6:00 pm
Mar
11
6:00 pm
Apr
8
6:00 pm

 

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Join us for our new monthly collage night, the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 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 Leslie Harper, 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.

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IPRC Show & Tell

Oct ’14
24
7:00 pm
Feb
13
7:00 pm
Apr
3
7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of readings from our 2015 Certificate Program students. Poets, Fiction and Nonfiction writers and cartoonists will be showing off their work.

7pm!

Free and open to the public.IMG_0782

Comix Class for Kids 8-12 years old!

Feb
14
1:00 pm
Feb
21
1:00 pm
Feb
28
1:00 pm
Mar
14
1:00 pm
Mar
21
1:00 pm
Mar
28
1:00 pm
Apr
11
1:00 pm
Apr
18
1:00 pm
Apr
25
1:00 pm

Comix Class is a space designed to help young people develop their creativity, imagination, and artistic skills through comics and cartooning. Students will learn the basics in drawing, character design, composition, storytelling, page layout, and publishing. They will also benefit from working amongst a classroom of peers. Each class begins with a simple lesson introducing new techniques & concepts. For the remainder of the class, kids will work on exercises or personal projects. Repeat students are welcomed and encouraged. Beginners are welcome!

Instructor: Ross Jackson is a professional cartoonist and graduate of the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program. For more information about Mr. Jackson, please check out his work at http://hulloart.tumblr.comComixClassFlyerScholarships available (email a.m@iprc.org for more information)

$30 per class, or $60 for a 3 class package.

Pay at the door!

Couch Press Reading

Feb
14
7:00 pm

Banqueted Back CoverRelease Reading for the first issue of the poetry journal Banqueted. Readers will include Stacey Tran, Sam Lohmann, and others. The journal is edited by Paul Maziar and Chris Ashby

 

7pm, free and open to the public

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