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

Happy Hour Calligraphy

Mar
20
6:00 pm

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Learn to write the beautiful scripts of the Renaissance, Italic and Book Hand. Beginners and continuing students welcome. Bring a snack or beverage to share.
As a final project, students will create a small handwritten zine with decorated letters.

No prerequisite. Good hand skills recommended.

Fridays from 6 to 8pm. 6 weeks, March 20-April 24th

$100 for members/$150 for nonmembers

 

register here:

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

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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:

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

 

 

Make your chapbook, zine or notebook quickly and easily with our soft-cover book-binding class! The 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:

Reading with Josh Gaines and Stevie Edwards

Mar
27
7:00 pm

 

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Touring poet Stevie Edwards and local poets Ross Robbins, Cassie Von Alst and Josh Gaines will be reading for your pleasure.

 

Stevie Edwards currently is a Lecturer in the English Department at Cornell University, where she recently completed her MFA in creative writing. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Good Grief , was released by Write Bloody in 2012 and was subsequently awarded the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Prize for Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. She is the Editor-in Chief  of MUZZLE Magazine and Assistant Editor in Book Development at YesYes Books. Her poetry has appeared in Verse DailyRattleIndiana ReviewDevil’s LakeSalt HillBODY, Vinyl, and Aim for the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry.
Josh Gaines is a former military officer Folger’s drinker turned cheerful poet and publisher. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Poems he vaguely remembers writing have appeared in numerous journals, and anthologized by Village Books Press, and Mongrel Empire Press. His short fiction has been featured in Ginger Piglet, and Dark Mountain of London. Josh’s own poetry collections, Cigarette Sonatas, and the limited run of Little Bones, were published through Thoughtcrime Press. He currently lives in Portland and roasts his own coffee.

Ross Robbins is a shameless harlot. His book, Mental Hospital: A Memoir, comes out on YesYes Books later this year. Visit him in Portland.

Cassie Von Alst is a writer, biker, and barista in Portland. She co-organizes the spoken word group NoPoSpoWo (whose twice-a-month open mics are pretty much worth checking out) and frequents a host of other writing/slam/storytelling events about town. Her work can be found in no-line notebooks, piles of scraps, and scribbled into the margins of free pamphlets.

 

Free and open to the public.

IPRC Show & Tell

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

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7pm!

Free and open to the public.

Sister Spit at the IPRC

Apr
11
6:00 pm

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Sister Spit, the legendary queer-feminist literary roadshow returns to Portland for one night at the IPRC, with live performance touching on race, gender, body politics, sex, glamour, violence, forgiveness and heroine-worship.

Featuring body positivity activist Virgie Tovar, creator of #losehatenotweight and editor of the anthology Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion; poet and artist Myriam Gurba, author of Sweatsuits of the Damned and Wish You Were Me; international avant-drag performance artist Mica Sigourney, creator of San Francisco’s club SOME THING and founding member of the the collaboration Nicole Kidman is Fucking Gorgeous; a Sister Spit Books showcase with video from acclaimed Man Alive author Thomas McBee and the debut of Lil’ Sister Spit’s kids’ book Rad American Women A-Z with cut paper art by Miriam Klein Stahl and text by Kate Schatz. Plus, a reading from Portland’s Cooper Lee Bombardier and other local guests!

$10-15 sliding scale, pay at the door.

Door open at 6pm, show at 7pm.

Comix Class!

Apr
12
1:00 pm
Apr
19
1:00 pm
Apr
26
1:00 pm
May
17
1:00 pm
May
24
1:00 pm
May
31
1:00 pm
Jun
14
1:00 pm
Jun
21
1:00 pm
Jun
28
1:00 pm

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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.comScholarships available (email a.m@iprc.org for more information)

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

Pay at the door!

Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick: April 2015 book tour!

Apr
12
7:00 pm

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Join award-winning queer authors Amber Dawn, Vivek Shraya, and Leah Horlick on their Where The Mountains End Tour! Exploring survival, myth, sex and magic all the way down the West Coast, these three bring a literary cabaret of their newest work:

From Amber Dawn’s long-awaited full-length collection of poetry, Where The Words End and My Body Begins, to Vivek Shraya’s critically acclaimed visual epic She of the Mountains and Leah Horlick’s silence-breaking sophomore book For Your Own Good.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Print Camp in April!

Apr
18
11:00 am
Apr
19
10:00 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 April 18-19 Print Camp, click here:

Beginning InDesign

Dec ’14
7
6:00 pm
Apr
19
7:00 pm

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.

$30 Members $45 Nonmembers

register here:

+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.

 

Class is held upstairs from 6-8 PM

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