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Fall 2019: December Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group. Emilly Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework,…

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Intro to Risograph Printing

In this 4-hour introductory course, participants will learn the basics of risograph (riso) printing and will leave with an understanding of how to use this print technology to create zines, fliers, posters, or other printed matter. While this technology is not new, riso printing has recently become one of the most exciting developments in independent printing and publishing because of its cost-effectiveness for print runs between 25 and 1,000. Workshop participants will learn how to best maximize the many quirks of riso printing to achieve striking results. Participants are also encouraged to bring files of artwork that they’d like to print (files should be 100% grayscale, letter or tabloid size). For more information on riso printing and the modern riso resurgence, check out the riso wiki.…

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Learn Make Share: Bindfast Training

In this Learn Make Share, folks will be guided through the steps to bind a book using our Bindfast machine. Everyone will have a chance to practice using the paper stack cutter to prepare pages and bind 2-3 books. ** This LMS is part of a monthly series of trainings for the Bindfast. Once trained, members are certified to bind their own books during listed Bindfast open hours with volunteer support. *Free for IPRC members taking the workshop as one of 3 annual Learn Make Shares *$5-15 sliding scale for nonmembers, or for members who have already taken their 3 annual workshop Register Here

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Intro to Letterpress: Two Day Workshop

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…

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The Dramatist’s Toolbox with Matthew B. Zrebski

The class meets for four (4) Saturdays 11/16 – 12/14 no class on 11/30 Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what to write and how to write.  Writer’s block will never again be an excuse as numerous prompts and brainstorming exercises get introduced to keep the ideas flowing.  Each writer will end this course with a minimum of two, ten-minute plays.  They will also walk out with a notebook of exercises for future reference.  No preparation is required.  All material will be developed and written in class.  Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as to access online…

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Learn Make Share: Embroidery

This skill share will be an introduction to embroidery. Participants will learn how to set up a project and perform basic stitches, as well as how to apply these techniques to mending fabric. Participants will learn what to think about when starting a project, and some basics about different stitches. *Free for IPRC members taking the workshop as one of 3 annual Learn Make Shares *$5-15 sliding scale for nonmembers, or for members who have already taken their 3 annual workshops. Payment taken at front desk. Register here.

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Fall 2019: Talking Back: Poetry In Conversation With Other Texts

Limited to 10 students We all know that words carry weight, but some words—especially those in political speeches, sacred texts, and canonical literature—can seem overwhelming in their authority. We’ll choose texts that have influenced us—for better or for worse—and use them as scaffolding for constructing our own poems. In the process, we’ll see what happens when we give our words just as much heft as the texts that matter most to us. All levels. Jennifer Perrine is a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. She is the author of three books of poetry: No Confession, No Mass; In the Human Zoo; and The Body Is No Machine. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Valparaiso Fiction Review and Salt Hill, and in the Broadsided Press…

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Delve Fall 2019: We Are All For Sale: Capitalism and Consumerism

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” – Ursula K. Le Guin We’ll be looking at “the art of words” in four very different works to examine capitalism and consumerism in our society. We’ll start with Severance, a satirical, post apocalyptic, immigrant novel set in New York with roots in China. We’ll continue our journey abroad through Capitalism: A Ghost Story, Arundhati Roy’s masterful examination of how globalized capitalism has affected India. We’ll trace the intersection of capitalism and feminism through the co-editor of Bitch Media’s book, We Were…

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Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club

Join us on for a drop-in Italic Handwriting & Calligraphy Club, all experience-levels welcome. Monday afternoons from 3—5 for eight weeks, September 30th through November 18th. Following the lineage of Portland’s own Lloyd Reynolds and Jaki Svaren, learn about posture, motion and breathing in alignment with calligraphic strokes. Through learning Italic and using it as a daily hand, we can bring beauty, attention, and rhythmic flow into our everyday script. $5—10 sliding scale materials fee.

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