Brian Tibbetts

    Executive Director

    Brian Tibbetts is a writer, editor, book marketing consultant, literary agent, printmaker, and musician. He is a 2015 graduate of the Master’s in Book Publishing Program at Portland State University, where he managed acquisitions for Ooligan Press and served as Editor-in-Chief of Portland Review. He is the author of a handful of chapbooks and longer works, and his writing has appeared is several print and digital journals. He is also a former Board President of the IPRC.

    Hajara Quinn

    Program Director

    Hajara Quinn is a poet and editor with experience in education, publishing and nonprofits. In 2014 she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University where she worked as a writing instructor and tutor. She is an assistant and managing editor for Octopus Books and the author of the chapbook Unnaysayer (Flying Object 2013). The recipient of a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship, her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poor Claudia, Banango Street, The Volta, Nightblock and Sixth Finch.

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    John Akira Harrold

    Studio Manager

    John Akira Harrold is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and organizer who is interested in connecting people – both artist and non – with the resources they need to develop artistically. Before joining the IPRC John had a career working for social justice organizations and was a volunteer in the IPRC letterpress studio. He is currently interested in developing relationships between the world(s) of print, design, and social practice. When he’s not at the IPRC, John runs Pur Dubois Press, a creative studio in southeast Portland that focuses on risograph printing and contemporary design.

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