Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.

Update 5: RACC has established an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to which you can apply and donate. They have also set up a page listing other relief resources.

Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.

Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$150 – $250
IPRC, 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

Day 1: Typesetting Essentials
Day 2: Printing Essentials

Learn to set moveable type and print on table top and poster presses in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historic process. Gain access to IPRCs collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100 year old equipment!

Successful completion of this 1 day class grants IPRC Studio Members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing. Nonmembers and Basic Members receive one trial month of Studio Membership after completion of the course.

2 Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2 pm – (4 hours each day, 8 total hours)


  • Nonmembers: $250 / Includes 1 month trial IPRC Studio Membership
  • Basic Members: $200 / Includes 1 month trial IPRC Studio Membership
  • Studio Members: $150

Contact hquinn@iprc.org with questions, or for member discount codes.


318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
+ Google Map