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

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

Screenprinting Package

Sep ’14
2
6:00 pm
Sep ’14
3
6:00 pm
Feb
16
6:00 pm
Mar
23
6:00 pm
Apr
20
6:00 pm

Advanced Screenprinting: Looking to take your screenprinting beyond just one color? The advanced screenprinting class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well-registered, multiple-color screenprint, starting with computer pre-press. Students will also learn advanced printing skills, such as the use of split-fountains, and working with ink transparency to further expand their screen printing abilities

$100 for members
$200 for nonmembers

Two day workshop, 6-9pm.

To register for the February 16/17 class, click here:

To register for the March 23/24 class, click here:

To register for the April 20/21 class, click here:

Portland Correspondence Co-op

Jan
20
6:00 pm
Feb
17
6:00 pm
Mar
17
6:00 pm

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PDXCC is a monthly gathering where participants make and share analog correspondence in the great mail art tradition of Ray Johnson and Anna Banana: art and conversation through the mail. This uniquely democratic, DIY art form incorporates writing, drawing, collage, rubber stamps, faux postage, decorative tape, typewriters – anything goes, as long as it goes through the mail. Hang out, skill share and send the glorious results through the mail.

 

Basic materials will be on hand (scissors, glue sticks, envelopes\’85), but you’re encouraged to bring whatever materials fuel your creative spirit.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

6-8pm, January 20th

6-8pm, February 17th

6-8pm, March 17th

Raiders of the Lost Archive

Feb
21

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For the third year, for 24 hours straight, we’ll read, catalog, eat delicious food, drink coffee and be part of building the world’s largest collection of zines and small press comics. With over 20,000 uncatalogued zines dating back to the 1950s, you’re sure to find a treasure.

The work is not difficult. Knowledge of the alphabet is helpful. Hands-on training in cataloguing will be provided. All it takes is you and a computer. Of course, you can come do it solo but a team will provide support in those times of alphabetical need. You can even earn merit badges and compete against your friends in our online game.

Hardcore Raiders will read for 24 hours, while lighter Spelunkers can simply stop in for a few hours of reading. Some teams split the 24 hours into shifts so there will always be a team member cataloguing whether they’re a night owl or an early bird.

WHEN
February 21, 2015 at 10am – February 22, 2015
WHERE
Independent Publishing Resource Center
1001 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Lillian Karabaic · librarian@iprc.org · 503-827-0249

Bindfast 5!

Dec ’14
18
6:00 pm
Jan
12
6:00 pm
Feb
25
6:00 pm
Mar
25
6:00 pm
Apr
29
6:00 pm

images-4The Bind-Fast 5 is the IPRC’s exciting new bookbinding machine. Using the Bind-Fast 5, you can bind as many as 30 softcover books or zines per hour. Completion of this workshop authorizes IPRC members to use the Bind-Fast during supervised binding hours, so you can take your publishing projects to the next level. This class runs from 6-8pm.Please note that this is a one-day class. The two dates are not a package class.

$50 members only

Classes are held downstairs from 6-8 PM.

Register for the February 25th class here:

Register for the March 25th class here:

Register for the April 29th class here:

Print Camp

Feb
28
11:00 am
Apr
18
11:00 am

b17030c1f1bfea0c835b8be038cd5844Welcome to Print Camp! This is a weekend long intensive covering the beautiful print and binding methods we have here at the IPRC.

Day One: Letterpress (11-5pm)

Day Two: Screenprinting (10-1pm) and Posterpress (2-5pm)

Class Descriptions:

Intro to Letterpress
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!

Posterpress
Learn the big type-setting poster press!

Beginning Screenprint:
In this class students will get to print a one-color design on paper they bring to class. Students must bring two copies on a transparency of their image. The image must be black and white only; no gray tone (half tone dots or cross hatching lines are fine but no washes) and sized as they would like it to print. If there is text, the image should be right-reading or positive-to-positive. We will discuss screens, coat screens, expose the transparencies on screens, wash them out, and print! Students will take home their prints. After taking the IPRC screen-print class, students will also have access to the IPRC screen-print studio during open studio hours.

 

To register for the February 28-March 1 Print Camp, click here:

To register for the April 18-19 Print Camp, 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 within 7 days of a workshop for a full credit.
+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.

An Evening with Elena Passallero and Jenny Boully

Mar
5
7:00 pm

imgres-2imgres-1On Thursday, March 5th, Elena Passarello and Jenny Boully will read nonfiction works. This event is co-sponsored by IPRC and Marylhurst Reading Series. The doors open at 7 pm for a reception, and the reading begins promptly at 7:30 pm.

Jenny Boully is the author of OF THE MISMATCHED TEACUPS, OF THE SINGLE-SERVING SPOON: A BOOK OF FAILURES (Coconut Books, 2012), NOT MERELY BECAUSE OF THE UNKNOWN THAT WAS STALKING TOWARDS THEM (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011), The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande, 2007), [ONE LOVE AFFAIR]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2006), THE BODY: AN ESSAY (Essay Press, 2007, and Slope Editions, 2002), and the chapbook Moveable Types (Noemi Press, 2007). Her work has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American Poetry, Language for a New Century, and Great American Prose Poems. Born in Thailand and reared in Texas, she teaches nonfiction and poetry at Columbia College Chicago.

Elena Passarello is the author of LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT: ESSAYS (Sarabande Books), nominated for the Oregon Book Award. Passarello’s essays on performance, nature, and pop culture have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Slate, Iowa Review, Normal School, Literary Bird Journal, and Ninth Letter. In 2011, Elena became the first woman winner of the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest in New Orleans. She now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where she is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University.

Kids Class: Xerox Baby 

Mar
8
10:45 am

The Xerox Baby series is a zine-based story time program designed especially for parents and caregivers to enjoy along with infants and toddlers. Let your kiddo take you to the IPRC before open hours for a gathering full of stuff you can actually get into. Stephanie draws on the IPRC’s massive zine library and surrounding literary community to build a program full of self-published poetry, inspired children’s stories, nuggets of parenting zine lore, and even some interspersed song and dance to keep small bodies busy – the perfect way to spend a morning with your bub.

 

The story portion of the program is 30 minutes long, followed by a mini-zine project. Feel free to come at 10:45 for a bit of hanging out. Xerox Baby is especially designed for infants and children up to 3 years.

 

Sunday morning , March 8

Doors @10:45

Reading @11

$6-20, suggested donation

Picture Sentence Reading

Mar
13
7:00 pm

 

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A reading celebrating the 2nd and 3rd issues of the new literary & visual arts quarterly journal, Picture Sentence.

Second issue contributors: Bobby Elliott on Jacob Lawrence, poems by Lindsay Hill, Sam Lohmann, Ava Schaefer, Margaret Donsbach Tomlinson & Alfred Starr Hamilton with visual art by Pat Boas, Anna Fidler and Paula Portinga Booth

Third Issue: The entire issue is dedicated to the 33 My Day Books by Nate Orton, James Yeary and Chris Ashby.

Doors at 7pm

Free and open to the public

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