Fiction / Nonfiction

The IPRC’s Fiction/Nonfiction track is one of the most innovative creative writing programs in the country, featuring the unique combination of graduate-level writing workshops plus intensive training in Book Arts, graphic design, digital publishing and more.
As tectonic shifts rock the entire publishing industry, the IPRC empowers a new generation of writers to create and publish their own work.

Fall Semester 2017:

Core Creative Writing Workshop 
With instructor Margaret Malone.
Will meet once a week for 3 hours.
Past guest lectures have been taught by Kevin Sampsell, Cheryl Strayed, Jon Raymond, Arthur Bradford, Vanessa Veselka and others.

Spring Semester 2018:
Core Creative Writing workshops will be paired with intensive workshops in Production, Design, and Book Arts facilitated by Letterpress Studio Manager John Akira Harrold and Screenprinting Studio Manager Katherine Spinella.
Will meet once a week for 3 hours.
Final project will be a book or chapbook, produced at the IPRC.

Spring Semester for Fiction/Nonfiction includes:

  • Letterpress workshops
  • Screenprinting workshop
  • Beginning InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator instruction
  • Bookarts workshops
  • Perfect-binding elective


About the instructor: 

Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU, a Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hemingway Award and Winner of the 2016 Balcones Fiction Prize. Her non-fiction has been published in The Missouri Review, The Masters Review, Oregon Humanities, Portland Review and elsewhere. A co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE, Margaret lives in Portland with her husband and two children.

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