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Interview with Mary Higgins, Zine of the Month coordinator

Congrats on being the new Zine of the Month coordinator! Thanks! Since a lot of people classify the word in different ways, how do you define the term “zine?” What in your opinion is definitely/definitively a zine? Is there anything that definitely/definitively isn’t? And how and why do you make the distinctions that youdo in […]

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Announcing the IPRC’s first-ever Certificate Program Fellowship recipient!

This year the IPRC’s Certificate Program awarded a fellowship to one student across the Program’s three genre-tracks. A student in the Poetry Certificate track, Lindsay Ruoff is our inaugural Fellow. Lindsay Ruoff lives in Portland, Oregon where she writes poems, makes things, and teaches poetry and art classes with students at SUN Community Schools. She […]

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Urban Air Market: Portland August 2nd+3rd–FREE!

  URBAN AIR MARKET LAUNCHES IN PORTLAND & THE IPRC IS A PROUD PARTICIPANT!   Urban Air Market: Zidell Yards3030 SW Moody AveAugust 2nd & August 3rd11am – 6pm both days FREE to attend! Bringing together the creative communities of Portland and San Francisco, Urban Air Market, the favorite outdoor sustainable market is launching Urban Air […]

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Position Available: Development and Community Resource Coordinator

Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. […]

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The PROJECTS #3 is back at IPRC–September 27th

For three years running we are so please to be the venue for Portland’s premier festival of experimental comics and narrative arts– The PROJECTS #3 THE PROJECTS is happening across Portland and this year’s event begins with a week long artist residency which leads up to a huge 1 day festival at the IPRC on September 27, 2014. […]

How to Put Barcodes on 1000 Zines and Have Fun

The IPRC’s large zine library archives an expansive collection of zines that date back to the 1950’s. Unfortunately, our zine check-out system, a paper and pen method, is practically as antiquated as our oldest zines. In an effort to bring the library into the next century, we have been barcoding all of our zines to […]

Be part of the Zine Library Game Board!

Be part of the Zine Library Game Board! The IPRC is looking for 5-12 individuals to serve on the Zine Library Game Board (pun intended) to help create our new zine library cataloguing game. We’re looking for people who are excited about games, independent publishing, and want to be part of an innovative way to encourage […]

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Position Available: Development and Community Resource Coordinator

Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. […]

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